Winnemem Wintu Tribe Plan Civil Disobedience

Marine Sisk with her mother Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu.

Starting this Thursday, and running through the weekend, the Winnemem Wintu tribe in Northern California are holding a War Dance of civil disobedience, blocking off a 400-yard stretch of the McCloud River, an area central to their coming of age ceremonies. The reason for the blockade is due to the Forest Service's refusal to grant mandatory closures for these ceremonies, resulting in teenage girls being heckled and abused by boating tourists. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoNmslmbhU8 "Help … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Cady McClain’s Goddess, The Doctrine of Discovery, and Ernest Callenbach’s Final Statement

Cady McClain

Here are a few quick news notes to start off your Monday. Cady McClain Discusses Porn, Wants a Goddess: Actress Cady McClain, perhaps best-known for her roles on daytime television with All My Children and As the World Turns, writes an opinion piece for PolicyMic about violence and degradation in adult films, and sees patriarchal religion lying at the root of the issue. "I believe we can look to patriarchal religions for one part of the answer: in a society where the god we worship … [Read more...]

Protecting Native American Sacred Places

June 17th through June 21st of this year are the official 2011 days of prayer to protect Native American sacred places. Observances and ceremonies are being held across the country to honor and bring attention to the plight of Native sacred sites culminating in a Washington, D.C. Solstice observance on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 a.m. on the United States Capitol Grounds, West Front Grassy Area. “Native and non-Native people nationwide gather at this time for Solstice ceremonies and to honor … [Read more...]


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