[Ali note: A previous version made a reference to ‘amoeba’, “Are we Indigenous or amoeba”. I’ve been informed that the “amoeba” reference has been inflicted on Natives in general but has also been used to specifically target the Lumbee. While my use of the phrase didn’t have that intention, it’s important to note that this … Read more
Today, I want to give a brief glimpse of our family life the last few months. CW: suicide and death ideation. In August, I pleaded for help because we were drowning. We hit another snag in trying to get the kids’ benefits reinstated. Bills piled up and I was very much already in despair. But … Read more
How much or how little that I speak on this issue is dependent on the energy I have to put toward it. Thus, this may end up being more of a small series. While I have not spoken previously on this ‘alleged pretendian list’, I am aware of it. I’d meant to look into it … Read more
While there is so much I could tell you about this wonderful and powerful woman, I know that the best way to give you the insight into her character and spirit that you deserve as readers is to let her work speak for itself.
Natives hear “Indigenous people can’t use modern tech then” when we protest the religious and cultural bigotry of those who misuse the sacred objects of several hundred separate and unique Indigenous American cultures but that is nothing more than an ignorant lie that hinges on the bigoted myth that Indigenous Americans played no part in tech development when the fact is Natives played a huge part in technology development from day one and we still do today.Read More