Saturday, July 12, 2008
With the recent Canadian government apology to First Nations in the news, the fact the US government has yet to even consider such a conciliatory gesture is striking. Three summers ago, our Ioway colleague at Idyll Opus Press took a look at Ayn Rand Institute, one of the think tanks promoting Anti-Indian bigotry in the United States. Later that year, racism as philosophy was the subject of seminars held for American Indian youth. Preparing intellectuals for this war of ideas is a responsibility indigenous protector societies view as a fundamental responsibility.