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Darren Bonaparte

Darren Bonaparte


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Traditional Teachings Are Not in the Public Domain

Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time. The iconic Indian chief, warrior, and princess have been part of Americana before there even an...

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Why I’m Not Willing to Die for My People

 The Idle No More movement and the hunger strike of Chief Theresa Spence are all the rage on social media these days. Facebook has become a powerful, unifying factor among aboriginal peoples who have long complained of the sketchy coverage of our issues by the mainstream press. A social...
Bonaparte: Nia:wen ko:wa, Tehanetorens

Bonaparte: Nia:wen ko:wa, Tehanetorens

In modern Ahkwesáhsne, we sometimes take our unique history and culture for granted, as if we have always had the flag of the Iroquois Confederacy flying proudly over our public buildings, and emblazoned in the logos of just about every organization. It is not uncommon to hear a child...