The Original Occupy

February 28th, 2013 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

Americans maintain a somewhat outdated vision of Canada as a nation of tree huggers and environmentalists. To wit, unlike every other industrialized nation in the world, Canada has regressed on climate change initiatives.

Gambling with Andrew Cuomo

December 7th, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

Few New Yorkers will shed tears for our indigenous brethren who will once again find themselves on the losing end of a political battle. After all, breaking treaties with Indians is a time-honored tradition in the United States. We’re awesome at that.

A Mohawk Ironworker’s Widow Remembers 9/11

September 12th, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

Brad Bonaparte was one of those storied Mohawk ironworkers who shimmied up skeletal high-rise beams building skyscrapers in New York City like his father before him. When the twin towers crashed to the ground he was just leaving “the Hall” waiting to be called out on a job.

Inside the Catsimatidis Cabal

June 22nd, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

The greased wheels of democracy behind the PACT Act carry a clown car of strange bedfellows like Peter King and Anthony Weiner down roads that all lead back to billionaire John Catsimatidis, the ringmaster of this bizarre circus of influence.

Coliseum Casino: Let It Ride

April 27th, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

It amuses me to no end that we can build a refuse-burning facility with a Garden City address down the road, but a casino with a hotel, sports arena and convention center threaded by a coordinated transit hub that connects local retail and commerce is a non-starter.

American Genocide

April 6th, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

Stossel’s report is packaged as an investigative news feature and passed off as real journalism despite the complete absence of veracity. Stossel prevaricates so often in attempting to prove that every Indian in America is poor, stupid and lazy that this piece almost feels like satire. Only it’s not.

No Country For Red Men

March 16th, 2011 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

In 2011 we have new legislators, a new Cuomo, and the same old fight. Alas, the brief recurring respite Indian Country has between Election Day and Inauguration Day every few years is over, and the fight begins again.

Blowing Smoke Up Bloomberg’s Skirt

September 30th, 2010 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

It takes great discipline and courage to continue writing about something you know very few people care about. OK, maybe courage is the wrong word. Too self-important. Let me start over. One must be either extremely disciplined or extraordinarily stupid to continue writing about something no one gives a shit about. There, that’s better. Such […]

Iroquois Lacrosse Team Denied

July 16th, 2010 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

In short, this isn’t the first time the British and Americans have fucked the Iroquois Nation and it certainly won’t be the last.

Iroquois Lacrosse Team Takes Flight

July 14th, 2010 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

On the surface it didn’t appear to be such a big deal. But in Indian country, everything comes at a price. If the team had capitulated and agreed to accept U.S. passports to travel abroad they would have established yet another dangerous precedent in U.S./Indian relations. Acquiescing to this solution would essentially have ceded the issue of sovereign recognition on a very significant level.