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Burning grass and breaking down walls

Sitting by the hearth of her home in Hari village at Ziro Valley in the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Hage Tado Nanya animatedly narrates how she along with around 30 women burnt large heaps of marijuana that was being illegally harvested a few years ago. 702 more words

Arunachal Pradesh

Happy Thanksgiving ... Joyeux Action de Grâce

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

I just realized, after a comment by friend Emily (Eschudel of Zombie Flamingoes) that today is Thanksgiving … in Canada!  Action de grâce! 812 more words

Global Issues

Gov. Brown names Oct. 9 Indigenous Peoples Day

Gov. Kate Brown has declared Oct. 9 Indigenous People’s Day in response to efforts by the Klamath Tribes Youth Council to seek an alternative to Columbus Day. 36 more words

Office Of The Governor

Happy Second Monday of October!

Every second Monday of October, residents of the United States celebrate “Columbus Day,” a commemoration of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in 1492. For many who live in this country, it marks the beginning of our history, the start of European settling in the Western Hemisphere. 433 more words


This Week on Triogenius: It's Indigenous People Day

Indigenous means people who originate in a particular place. In America, we call these people Native Americans because they were here when explorers from Europe arrived. 25 more words

Thanksgiving, refugees, and revisionist history

First of all, writing about Thanksgiving in early October rather than late November may seem strange to those of you not in the know. Thanksgiving is a national holiday in Canada, and is held on the second Monday of every October, as opposed to American Thanksgiving, which is held on the fourth Thursday of every November. 1,124 more words

Odds And Ends

Missing and Murdered in Manitoba: Canada's Mistreatment of Indigenous Women

Contributor: Kayleigh Lamphere*

In August 2016, Canada launched a full-scale public inquiry, which will span the course of two years and cost over $53 million. 1,384 more words