January 26 is Australia Day, noting when the first ships arrived bearing convicts and settlers from England to New South Wales in 1788. Since 1938, Indigenous Australians have observed “Invasion Day,” a “Day of Mourning” or “Survival Day,” marking the fact that they have withstood … read more.
Rev. Tina Squire
This time of year we use candles to symbolize so much that is good – “the victory of knowledge over ignorance” in the Hindu festival of Diwali, the preservation of the identity of an entire people during Hanukkah, the return of longer days and spring … read more.
Ojibwe author David Treuer writes “adamantly, unashamedly, about Indian life rather than Indian death….because the usual story told about us—or rather, about “the Indian”—is one of diminution and death.” Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker assert that ‘On the whole, it can be said that the … read more.