Saturday, March 24, 2012
As Kurds from Turkey to Iran celebrate Newroz (Kurdish New Year), Kurds in Turkey support a referendum to decide the future of Kurdistan. As an Indigenous nation extending across Syria and Iraq, in addition to Turkey and Iran, Kurdistan has everything going but its own state. That may happen in the future, but for now autonomy over such things as language, education, policing, health and trade would be a good start.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Robert J. Miller, a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, has a new book out titled Reservation Capitalism: Economic Development in Indian Country. Professor Miller teaches at Lewis and Clark Law School, and is an engaging author and speaker. His earlier books include Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies, which has been the subject of discussion in recent years in international fora and religious institutions.