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Home is…©

Copyright 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson


Our home is

More than just the walls that shelter us

Home is the air we breath

The streets we walk on

The grass we run our feet through

The water we drink

The water we swim and bathe in

Home is the power we use each day

The soil we plant in

The ground we build upon

The trash we discard

The crime we feed

The sick we ignore

The sick we tend to

Home is the good and bad in each of us

Who will protect the home we deserve

That’s peaceful





It will take all of us

To protect this place

We call home!

1. Who Could Possibly Be in Favor of Columbus Day?

2. Deadly Drug in Crosshairs: IHS Funds Anti-Meth Programs

“M[eth] A[mphetamine] injection was associated with an 80 percent increase in the risk of attempting suicide.”

3. ICTMN Exclusive: New Film Documents Maine’s Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Screen Capture
The first of its kind in U.S. History, the Maine TRC was established in 2012 in an agreement between Governor Paul LePage and chiefs from the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and the Passamaquoddy at Sipayik and Indian Township.

4. Salish Kootenai Dam Challenged by Montana Public Service Commission

Courtesy Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

5. Middletown Rancheria Pomo Provide Shelter, Aid to Valley Fire Victims

The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians converted part of its Twin Pine Casino & Hotel event space into shelter for those who lost homes and possessions in the Valley Fire.

6. Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow Led the Way for Others

Indigenous Peoples Day Aztec Dancers
Photo by Nanette Deetz
Aztec Dancers at the 2015 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow.

7. VIDEO: Judah Friedlander’s take on Christopher Columbus Day is HILARIOUS

Judah Friedlander YouTube Screencap
Judah Friedlander’s Hilarious Take on Christopher Columbus Day

8. How to Help Valley Fire Victims in California: Events, Fund-Raisers and Donations

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A survivor of the Valley Fire visits the remains of a church in Cobb. Four residents were killed and some 1,958 homes and businesses were destroyed in the fire.

9. Uncontacted Amazon Tribes: Isolated Tribes Of The Amazon Rainforest Brazil 2015

10. UAAP 77 CDC: NU Pep Squad


All of us and all of them too©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014


The mouths we feed

are just not those

of our families,

our friends,

or neighbors,

It’s also

the trees,

the grass,

the ocean,

the earth

every animal

every insect

and the air we breath

Each part of is

connected to the rest

when one dies

it all dies

That includes us

It’s not just you

or me

it’s all of them too

Help make the world a better place

think about everything you do

and how it affects all of us

and all of them too.

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By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014


My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us

1. Donald Trump Was Also A Dirtbag To Native Americans

2. Native American community launches new farmer’s market

3. First Nations Fight to Preserve Eagles’ Nests Slated for B.C. Dam Destruction

Courtesy Common Sense Canadians via YouTube
Protesters stand guard over the proposed Site C dam portion of the Peace
River in British Columbia. Eagles’ nests and 12,000 years of history are at stake.

4. Precious Faces, Fabulous Clothes! Portraits From Indian Market’s Clothing

Children and young adults in the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market Native American
Clothing Contest. Source:

5. Canada Just Confronted Its ‘Cultural Genocide’ Of Native People. Why Can’t The U.S. Do The Same?


6. Cedric Cromwell: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, speaking in front
of the U.S. Capitol during the Reservation Economic Summit. June 16, 2015;
Washington, D.C.

7. Native American Music Flute Chants Indian Spirit of Meditation Relaxing Guitar Ocean Chill Out Music

8. Yellow River, Death of Light, Space Weather | S0 News August 11, 2015

9. The Racial Group Most Likely to Be Killed By Police Is Also Most Likely to Go Unnoticed


10. Disagreement persists over Cherokee Nation/Oklahoma hunting-fishing compact

1. On Oklahoma, Efforts to Save House of Last Comanche Chief

2. Mayan Hieroglyphics Found in Guatemala

3. Liquid Gold Delivered From a Treasure Chest on Wheels

4. American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored

Sarah Lee Circle Bear

5. Native American civil rights activist found dead in Mississippi jail cell

© Brendan McDermid

6. Kimberly Stewart Wears Native American Headdress on New Reality Show

Photo published for Kimberly Stewart poses in nothing but a Native American headdress

7. Question for Christians: Will Saying Sorry Be Enough?

8. Gov. Inslee Continues to Impress With Native Appointments

Seth Brickey, at 20, is quickly making a name for himself in state politics.
iStock Diet Soda Ice
Diet soda, while lower in calories than regular soda, is not a healthy choice.
Via Associated Press
Cecil the lion, a beloved fixture in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, was
gunned down by an American trophy hunter on July 6.
A shot of the work in progress at Church and King streets in Toronto.
Joshua Tousey/American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Ray Halbritter, CEO of the Oneida Indian Nation, receives a thank you gift
after speaking at EXPO ’15 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Tracy Stanhoff,
president of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce California.

Rolling Stone recently sat down with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez after his powerful speech at the United Nations

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez