Integration, Segregation, Tribalism.  What Tribe Are You?

Integration, Segregation, Tribalism. What tribe are you?

Depending on the context, tribes and tribalism are sometimes something to be celebrated and at other times regarded as primitive and inferior. Sometimes when I can’t get to sleep I don’t count sheep but instead I go through an alphabetical list of Native American tribes.  It usually starts well; Apache, Arapaho, Apsaroke, Assininboine…I falter on the…

Dakota Access Pipeline – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Dakota Access Pipeline – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

If you’ve read anything about the history of the American West you’ll know that it’s a long and sad tale of human suffering. Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is a compelling account that summarises the history from the arrival of Columbus to the massacre…