The other evening, two sisters sat in the back yard of their Park Slope brownstone and talked about their childhoods.
“We never felt safe,” Emily, a blue-eyed thirty-one-year-old with dark-blond hair, said.
“Our father was always sharing with us his distrust of government,” Sarah, a thirty-three-year-old brunette with brown eyes, added.
“Some kids fear ghosts and monsters,” said Emily, who had on flip-flops and red toenail polish. “I feared the police, the President, and the F.B.I.” More »
While studying law at the University of Pittsburgh in March 1970, Paul Boas joined a peaceful nighttime protest against the military draft by picketing outside the Squirrel Hill home of Irwin Steinsapir, a member of the local draft board. Police arrested Mr. Boas and seven other men, who spent the night in jail.
The next day, supporters arrived at a hearing for the men before City Magistrate Robert E. Dauer. A police officer guarding the courtroom yanked the ponytail of one of the defendants who was not facing the judge. A disturbance broke out in the courtroom, and Mr. Dauer ordered the room cleared. More »
Thursday, June 17, 2010–Non-Natives Advocating for Natives:(listen)
When we look at our tribal nations, we are confident when we say Native people are constantly progressing and doing their best to make a better future. A cornerstone of these efforts often goes unnoticed. They are the silent backers or personal cheerleaders for our initiatives and efforts – and they’re not even Native. They are the non-Natives who stand at our side and at times offer their help to keep Native nations strong or help us to get ahead. Would you like to say thanks to a non-Native advocate?