My Abortion Story
My Journey to Recovery Didn’t Begin Because I was Afraid of Jail
Meth gave me the voice that I needed to be heard, the look I needed to be seen, the strength to be fearless, and the power to be strong. I honored and respected meth for what it gave me! Meth controlled every iota of my life. Meth was my mother, father, brother, sister, adviser, friend, and lover. Meth told me where to go, what to do, and how to do. I did not move unless meth said so.
Supervisors Are Busy With Performance Evaluations But Are They Actually Doing Their Job?
Opinion writer Susanne Baremore says that a recent closed session performance evaluation of Public Health Officer Karen Ramstrom is a form of harassment that is out of line with accepted policy and practice. Drawing attention to how Ramstrom has appropriately fulfilled her role in the county, Baremore calls on the Supervisors to fulfill theirs, by learning to govern as a body, while maintaining their individual perspectives, in service to their community.
This is My Truth: Soy Mexicana and I Carry My Home on My Back
We, the undocumented youth of America are living on borrowed time. We are neither from here nor there. We are wanderers in perpetual purgatory and yet we dream of the highest heavens. But as the well-known phrase goes, “they tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.” And so, we rise.
Sorry for Native Boarding Schools? Fund Indigenous Language Revitalization.
Connor Yiamkis, a language educator and member of the Pit River tribe, is working to revitalize the Pit River language which the American government and churches tried to strip from his people during the Indian boarding school era. Citing research that language revitalization is centrally important to cultural expression, suicide prevention, and relationships with people and the land, Yiamkis argues that the American government should significantly increase funding for language revitalization.
“Return of the Ancestors” Commemorates Pit River Survival During Forced Military Marches
I feel like participating in this walk/run is an act of survivance . . . an expression of tribal sovereignty. When tribes come together and support each other, it builds community and capacity for a brighter future for our children.