More: victimhood

Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan: Blaming  victims for 'victimhood'
Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan: Blaming victims for 'victimhood' (March 12, 2012)

"I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself. I live in the...


Charles Trimble: Indigenous Thrivers - No victimhood here
Charles Trimble: Indigenous Thrivers - No victimhood here (March 12, 2012)

Over the past year and more I have been following a Facebook site that represents the complete opposite of victimhood. It’s called “Indigenous Thrivers” and it was begun by a...


Charles Trimble: Putting aside  old    boarding school  memories
Charles Trimble: Putting aside old boarding school memories (February 13, 2012)

Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by...


Steven Newcomb: Bible was a guide for European colonization
Steven Newcomb: Bible was a guide for European colonization (February 6, 2012)

"Some Indian people these days disparage what they call a “victim mentality.” This is aimed at those of us who spend a great deal of time obsessing over all the...


Charles Trimble: Don't mess with this 84-year-old Dakota lady
Charles Trimble: Don't mess with this 84-year-old Dakota lady (September 6, 2011)

My wife tells people that I am a failed retiree. She’s right, of course; I should have accepted retirement graciously and started collecting stamps or butterflies, or bought a pickup...


Charles Trimble: Relative misery - I cried because I had no shoes
Charles Trimble: Relative misery - I cried because I had no shoes (August 15, 2011)

“I cried because I had no shoes till I met a boy who had no feet.” Those words were given to me many years ago when I was a young...


Charles Trimble: I survived boarding school, unfortunately...
Charles Trimble: I survived boarding school, unfortunately... (August 3, 2011)

Over recent years I have found myself in a position of seeming to defend Indian boarding schools against assertions that depict them as a combination of reform school, prison, gulag,...


Charles Trimble: Young Indian man chained by victimhood
Charles Trimble: Young Indian man chained by victimhood (May 23, 2011)

The following column was published in The Lakota Country Times. Recently I’ve received a series of shrill and insulting e-mail messages from a young Native American man named Joseph who...


Vi Waln: Internet Indians perpetuate the victimhood mentality
Vi Waln: Internet Indians perpetuate the victimhood mentality (March 28, 2011)

It is easy to be a victim; you simply fill your mind every day with dark thoughts about all the injustice you have suffered. It also helps to dwell upon...


Charles Trimble: St. Patrick's Day at an Indian boarding school
Charles Trimble: St. Patrick's Day at an Indian boarding school (March 21, 2011)

As I write this column it is St Patrick’s Day, and it brings to memory my days at Holy Rosary Mission Indian School back in the 1940s and early 1950s....