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Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with PalestineFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine (01/16)
'Book goes to the historical and political roots of international colonialism.'
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (01/11)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in EcuadorFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador (01/02)
'The Shuar are protesting an invasion of their homelands by a Chinese mining company that would create the world’s second largest open pit copper mine.'
Peter d'Errico: #NoDAPL battle is about tribal self-determinationFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: #NoDAPL battle is about tribal self-determination (12/19)
'Standing Rock people are protecting the water; they are not just protesting.'
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggleFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (12/12)
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhoodFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood (11/28)
'When anti-Indigenous politicians stir up non-Indigenous hate and anger, Indigenous leaders must respond with strong alternative views.'
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabusFiled Under: Education | Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabus (11/21)
'The battle at Standing Rock to defend Native lands and waters offers a great opportunity for teachers in a range of disciplines.'
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonizedFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized (11/07)
'Most folks probably don't think about archaeology when they look at U.S. federal Indian law—and vice versa.'
Peter d'Errico: Briefcase warriors must defend sovereignty of the original nationsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Briefcase warriors must defend sovereignty of the original nations (09/28)
'The starting point for any Native litigation that deserves the name 'briefcase warrior' starts with the original free and independent existence of Native Nations.'
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life (09/26)
'To 'learn' from 'tribal societies' without destroying them requires recognition of and support for Indigenous self-determination.'
Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in courtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in court (09/19)
'The Standing Rock lawsuit presents an opportunity to critique how Indian Nations represent themselves in legal battles.'
Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policyFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy (08/22)
Every time we confuse Indian sovereignty issues with civil rights issues, we not only miss the point of the Indian struggle, we actually advance the US policy of destroying Indian Nations.
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' bookFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book (08/05)
The title of the concluding chapter in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book says it all: 'Native Americans as Americans.'
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (07/26)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization'Filed Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (07/21)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (07/05)
'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (06/23)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.
Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governanceFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governance (06/09)
Indian Country has long debated whether to participate in the ritual of voting in U.S. elections.
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocideFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (06/01)
When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational traumaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma (05/02)
Attawapiskat and other Native communities have but one way forward: to address each other and challenge the surrounding world at a depth that arises from the soul and meets history, with an aim to recover the balance between spiritual and temporal that allows humans to live free lives.
Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of DiscoveryFiled Under: Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery (04/26)
In a few weeks, we will know whether the U.N. Permanent Forum has forgotten about the Doctrine of Christian Discovery altogether.
Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak FlatFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat (03/30)
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.
Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courtsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courts (03/25)
Native government actions that undermine confidence in justice and fairness add fuel to anti-Indian forces.
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speechFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Environment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech (03/14)
Leonardo DiCaprio's speech touches a deep wound inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the initial colonial invasions and reinflicted with every effort to extract more wealth from the Earth, squeeze more life out of people, and despoil what remains for those yet to come.
Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereignty (02/18)
No matter who gets the seat left by Antonin Scalia, the education of the Supreme Court about the rights of Indigenous Peoples will be a strenuous journey.
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhahaFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (01/28)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.
Peter d'Errico: Armed White men invade tribal territory in OregonFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Armed White men invade tribal territory in Oregon (01/08)
So here we are today: An armed group of white men wants to 'reclaim public land for the people.'
Peter d'Errico: Lessons from sovereignty and self-determinationFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons from sovereignty and self-determination (01/05)
The American 'state' deployed military and economic coercion to force Indians within the 'reservation' system, subject to over-arching 'state' sovereignty.
Peter d'Errico: Tribal sovereignty attacked in Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Tribal sovereignty attacked in Supreme Court (12/18)
The oral argument ended as inauspiciously as it opened, cherry-picking Indian sovereignty and presuming the validity of Christian Discovery doctrine.
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court (12/07)
Indians need to dig, too, to provide Indigenous views of the fundamental relation between Indians and the United States.
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court (11/24)
The US Supreme Court wants to undermine or eliminate what remains of Indian sovereignty.
Peter d'Errico: Time for college to dump the Smallpox GeneralFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Time for college to dump the Smallpox General (11/19)
The controversy at Amherst College offers yet another opportunity to understand that though a name change doesn't change the past, it ends a celebration of that past.
School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blanketsFiled Under: Education
School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blankets (11/18)
The namesake of Amherst College was a British military commander who advocated the use of biological warfare in the form of blankets infected with smallpox.
Peter d'Errico: Obama doesn't understand Indian historyFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Obama doesn't understand Indian history (11/16)
Christianity promoted and justified slavery and land theft, in the name of making the whole world our 'own land.'
Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope FrancisFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis (07/30)
Pope Francis seems aware of the unsustainability—or at least unacceptability—of regimes based on the pattern of Christian domination.
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survivalFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival (06/11)
'Encounters at the Heart of the World' is a portrayal of Mandan survivance, in the face of Christian missionaries, proto-capitalist traders, Old World plagues, colonial usurpers, new technologies, and American military force.
Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada (05/25)
For the dominant power in the Canadian government, the notion that it must obtain 'free and informed consent' from anyone—let alone from Aboriginal Peoples—is heresy.
Peter d'Errico: Pope fails to address genocide of Native peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Pope fails to address genocide of Native peoples (04/27)
Pope Francis speaking out about the Armenian genocide is significant, but the pope has not addressed U.S. history, nor has he looked closely enough at the Christian colonial record.
Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations (03/19)
King Kalākaua of Hawaii was the first foreign leader to address a Joint Session of Congress on December 18, 1874.
Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nationsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nations (03/10)
Professor Colin Calloway's new book chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S. Army when it invaded Indian lands across the Ohio River in 1791.
Peter d'Errico: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights hostile takeoverFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights hostile takeover (02/20)
The San Carlos Apache battle cry to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S. neo-colonialism against Native nations.
Peter d'Errico: Obama touches sore spot with Christianity remarkFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Obama touches sore spot with Christianity remark (02/12)
Historical records show that Christianity was very violent during long periods of its development.
Peter d'Errico: A mistake with sainthood for Indian mission figureFiled Under: National
Peter d'Errico: A mistake with sainthood for Indian mission figure (02/06)
Junipero Serra fits the classic model of a Christian missionary: hard at work to 'save' the Indians, as well as their lands, from rival empires.
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples (01/09)
If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.
Peter d'Errico: Native students raise questions about colonizationFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Native students raise questions about colonization (01/06)
Defense of traditional values runs head on into mass culture, commercialism, and pressures toward uniformity.
Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of MourningFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning (11/13)
Nipmuc author Larry Spotted Crow Mann explores the National Day of Mourning in a new book.
Peter d'Errico: Kevin Washburn honored by Indian law studentsFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Kevin Washburn honored by Indian law students (10/30)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the first recipient of the alumni award from the Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School.
Peter d'Errico: Navajo Nation tackles the Doctrine of DiscoveryFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo Nation tackles the Doctrine of Discovery (10/15)
Praise for Attorney General Harrison Tsosie of Navajo Nation for taking on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.
Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadiumFiled Under: Education | Politics | Sports
Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadium (10/07)
The Washington team is playing at the University of Minnesota stadium on November 2.
Peter d'Errico: Washington NFL team name rooted in colonialism Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Washington NFL team name rooted in colonialism (10/06)
Exploring the campaign against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Peter d'Errico: Video uses humor to battle racist NFL mascotFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Video uses humor to battle racist NFL mascot (09/22)
Peter d'Errico praises YouTube video that takes on the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Connecting mascots to racism and termination (09/18)
Peter d'Errico discusses the links between racist mascots and the treatment of Native people.
Peter d'Errico: Book told from perspective of the colonial invadersFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book told from perspective of the colonial invaders (08/19)
Peter d'Errico doesn't think he can finish Empire of the Summer Moon, a book about the war against the Comanche Nation, because the opening pages are filled with questionable assertions.
Peter d'Errico: 'Buffalo Shout Salmon Cry' takes on colonialismFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Buffalo Shout Salmon Cry' takes on colonialism (08/11)
Peter d'Errico praises Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together for its 'courageous' critique of Christian colonialism.
Peter d'Errico: Native Nations still fighting regimes of dominationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Native Nations still fighting regimes of domination (07/09)
Peter d'Errico discusses how Native title has been treated differently in the U.S. and Canadian courts.
Peter d'Errico: A strange case of genocide denial in new bookFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: A strange case of genocide denial in new book (06/13)
Peter d'Errico questions why author of new book won't acknowledge genocide against Native people.
Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potentialFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential (05/12)
Peter d'Errico discusses the potential for Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc trademark challenge to address the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
Peter d'Errico: Nature needs to speak with an indigenous voiceFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Nature needs to speak with an indigenous voice (05/05)
Peter d'Errico recalls how the Hopi Tribe has been warning the world about environmental and economic calamities for decades.
Peter d'Errico: Courts sacrifice Indian rights for 'civilization'Filed Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Courts sacrifice Indian rights for 'civilization' (04/28)
Peter d'Errico discusses how the Christian colonization of America affected the rights indigenous people.
Peter d'Errico: Washington team makes a colonial invasionFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Washington team makes a colonial invasion (04/18)
Peter d'Errico compares the creation of Original Americans Foundation to the colonization of Massachusetts by the Puritans.

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