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Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This is such an articulate, beautifully expressed article. I thank you so much for saying what so many of us believe and know to be true. Give it back, it is stolen goods.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/13/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This was a well-written column. Thank you for writing it.

"Genocide in Northwestern California: When Our Worlds Cried" by Professor Jack Norton should be taught in every single Humboldt County school. I wish Indian Press or HSU or someone could get the book into subsequent printing. It is a treasure. I still have mine all these years later.

There should be memorials to the genocide against not only the Wiyot, but the Hupa, Tolowa, Yurok, and other tribes. One good place for a memorial would be the Jacoby Storehouse and The Plaza. That's just for starters.

And, has the Clarke Museum returned all of the baskets and other regalia that Jack mentioned in his book and talked about in class so many years ago?

Regarding Jack, I wish more Humboldt County students could have been taught by him. I had him for several classes in what was then called an emphasis phase at HSU: "The Study of Genocide." Dr. Sam Oliner was another quality teacher in that emphasis phase, which was similar to a minor, since, if I recall correctly, HSU didn't issue minors then.

And, although I worked for Rob and like him, I respectfully disagree with him on this subject. The portion of the island that the city of Eureka owns should be turned over to the tribe. It would be one step in the coming to terms with the genocide of our Native American brothers and sisters. It's righting a historical wrong. One small step in what is needed on the North Coast, which has never really come to terms with the genocide and, later, the discriminatory and racist policies targeting generations of survivors and their children.

Lastly, thank you for pointing out the serial genocidal murderer, the "settler," "hunter" and "trapper" Seth Kinman.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 08/13/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Just because somebody has money doesn't mean they should be allowed to buy anything they want it's like being a spoiled child. They're no different. They're no better than any other person in Eureka they need to realize that. Give the land back to the rightful owner. It was stolen in the first place.

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Posted by Sharon Ross Catlett on 08/12/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

I'll help. Let me know what I can do other than what I am now which is reminding people of the horrors of yesteryear for native Americans including the Wiyots.

Haven't we all had enough of rich fucks trying to control everything?
Here's a, write, visit the folks in Eureka who are involved with this ordeal. Let them know that we white and folks of color stand behind the Wiyots.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/10/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Excellent article

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Posted by Toni Brockington on 08/10/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Homicide by Police

Samantha you can contact me on Facebook messenger as Leanne Estrada.

Posted by N8tivecali on 07/29/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Homicide by Police

My father was recently murdered by police officers. If any one has any information to help me and my family with legal matters please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Posted by Samantha Vasquez on 07/28/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Our Shrinking Habitat

Amy, the clearcutting for marijuana over the past ten years combined doesn't equal that of a single year's clearcutting by logging coroporations. Stand on the jetty at big lagoon and simply look east. If that degree of clearcutting alone were attributed to marijuana, what would you think? And it all says nothing of the hundreds of acres of forest stripped and sold for development every year. If your primary concern is the environment, as it is mine, please understand the grossly lopsided attention given to all things marijuana versus "legitimate industry". I'm not downplaying the importance of keeping marijuana growing in check, but as far as the local big picture is concerned, a painfully obvious smear campaign against an unjustly prohibited plant is winning over common sense regarding the health of our natural environment. The government, local and federal, could eliminate all problems to do with marijuana virtually overnight if the plant were completely decriminalized.

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Posted by Free the weed, it's common sense. on 07/09/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Our Shrinking Habitat

Amy nails it.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 07/06/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Black Lives and Good Faith


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Posted by Renata Renata on 06/18/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Black Lives and Good Faith

You speak wise words Brenna! Now is the time to make way for POC, to highlight a very important issue of social justice: #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #NIOT #SayHerName

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Posted by Ady No Se Rinde on 06/15/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Same Team

I'm tired of this Copernican view on systemic racism. I can go to Mexico, Africa, China. India, or hundreds of other countries and see and experience racism being perpetrated by all races. This is just another condescending version of "Dear White People" rather than a call for equality and humanity. Take your identity politics and racial divisiveness somewhere else. The idea that someone may secretly be racist works only by broadening the meaning of racism until the term has lost its meaning and is just another buzzword to drive compliance with cultural Marxism.

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Posted by JohnGaltJr on 05/17/2017 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Same Team

Dear Legend of Billie Jean,
Bravo! Thank you for so eloquently and masterfully proving the writer's point. :/

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Posted by Valerie1 on 05/16/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Same Team

This author has captured the right sentiment in proportion to the reality.

"In equal crimes unequal fates are found, whilst one swings the other's crowned", (Thomas Creech, 1650).

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Posted by Serah Cawley on 05/13/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Same Team

The original 2007 study cited here was refuted in 2013 in a University of Michigan study in collaboration with universities of Illinois and Florida, published in the Journal of Sports Economics in 2013.

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Posted by beach walker on 05/13/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Same Team

Perfect comment, JRWhitmore, thank you.

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Posted by Legend of Billie Jean on 05/13/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Same Team

Yep, just keep looking for differences rather than embraces our commonalities. Continue to force feed that wedge into the crack of difference to make it a canyon.....

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Posted by JRWhitmore on 05/12/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Same Team

Great post!

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Posted by Ferris on 05/11/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Same Team

Another example of how somebody can be racist without knowing it is to write an article titled "How someone can be racist without knowing it" within which every example given portrays white people as the racists.

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Posted by The Legend of Billie Jean on 05/11/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Hypocrisy Now!

Using numbers from a very biased source does not get you far. It is lazy, especially since there has been a lot of studies since then and where they got their numbers came from a early 2000 UN report.
From EPA it is found that the ag secture (including livestock and crops) has slightly more of an impact on greenhouse gasses than the residential sector. It is also seen that the industry, energy and transpotation sectors are a lot worse than agriculture.
Feedlots are horrible for the animals and the environment. But, livestock grazing on the rangeland isn't. It allows for us to use the rangeland and preserve it.
Talk to a range major and learn more!

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Posted by sarbear227 on 05/03/2017 at 7:32 AM

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