John McCain gets confronted by Arizona State University Student

radicalindigenism

Press Release:

A group of community members came together Friday the 19th at the Arizona State University Down Town Phoenix Campus and questioned Senator John McCain about his dealings with Oak Flat. The protest today is a continuation of pressure upon McCain, Kirkpatrick, Gosar, and Flake. These Arizona state representative gave away protected National Forrest and sacred land to a foreign mining company through a midnight rider in the National Defense Authorization Act, December 2014. “It is important we keep calling out these politicians who do nothing but spit rhetoric then do corrupt acts against the people,” stated Laura Medina an ASU graduate student in the American Indian Studies masters program.

McCain spoke at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the Thunderbird School of Global Management to discuss politics, security, and the media. He of course did not touch on Oak Flat or the water rights he is…

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How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

Though stimulant medications help ADHD patients by increasing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain associated with pleasure, movement, and attention, some clinicians worry about how they affect a child with PTSD, or a similar anxiety disorder, who already feels hyper-vigilant or agitated. The available behavioral therapies for ADHD focus on time management and organizational skills, and aren’t designed to treat emotional and psychological turmoil.

Source: How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

What is a Fire Horse?

Kay Honeyman

I was already writing about a girl traveling through Angel Island to America when I discovered the year of the Fire Horse.

In much of the Western world, we use a linear measurement for time, the years parading forward into the future.  The Chinese use a cycle to measure their years.  On the mats in Chinese restaurants it looks like a 12-year cycle built around animals, but these animals are matched with five elements – metal, wood, fire, water, and earth creating 60-year cycles.  So you are not just born in the year of the Horse, but in the year of the Earth Horse or Water Horse…or Fire Horse.

Fire Horses are formed from the heat of flames and the wildness of horses making them as dangerous as they are strong-willed.  They fight and kick against boundaries, disregarding traditions, valuing blind faith over wisdom and cunning over intelligence.  The first…

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From the Red Power Movement to Idle No More

The best that I have read about the indigenous activists movements.

RED POWER MEDIA

Native American protest, 1971                                 Native American protest, 1971

Jan 3, 2014

A former member of the American Indian Movement looked back at the days of Red Power and said, “I didn’t think of it as ‘a string of successes’ at the time, but I guess that’s what it was.  It was a time when you questioned things, when what you hadn’t really thought about became pretty obvious. It was a time when you could make a difference.

Red Power stands for mass, united, militant action. Red Power, like Black Power, set off a wave of action and a level of consciousness in both the indigenous and non-indigenous communities, which has never really ended. Before we get to the parallels between the Red Power movement and Idle No More, let’s look at the international context in which it took…

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