Indigenous People’s Day, Malala, and Truth

Indigenous People's Day falling on the 5th anniversary of Malala surviving being shot by the Taliban this year has led Lindsey Paris-Lopez to consider how powerful men attempted to create and control their cultural narrative through silencing victims. But the transition from Columbus to Indigenous People's Day and Malala's survival represent the triumph of truth over lies. Will we let the truth set us free from the myths we make at the expense of our victims as well?

A Dying Man’s Gift of Awareness

“Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them …” In our world of violence, where acts of murder and terror are analyzed in the mainstream media out of context from the hell of endless war that has become our reality, Robert Koehler remembers these dying words of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, stabbed to death on a train in Portland while defending two young Muslim girls. What if this universal love, rather than unending war, were the cornerstone of our global social order?