VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
As the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters have “gathered peacefully and exercised their constitutional rights, they have been tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, beaten, and assaulted with water cannons. This treatment of Native Americans is a national disgrace.”—Jon Waterhouse
Today’s Google doodle celebrates a man whose work helped shape the Native American Renaissance and can still help develop cross-cultural communication in the U.S. and elsewhere.
“Our hearts pulled us this way, because the next battle after losing our land is truly the fight for water.”–Shirley Romero Otero quoted in the New York Times
The Native Americans protesting pipeline construction under the Missouri River care—and shouldn’t we all.
Every summer, members of U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations make their way through the Salish Sea near Seattle in handmade dugout canoes made from giant cedars or fir trees—up to 40 feet in length and often weighing well over a ton.