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Commentary :: Media
Free Speech Radio's Uncritical Alliance with Indian Country Today (newspaper)?
27 Oct 2004
Modified: 10:43:24 PM
In today's broadcast of "Free Speech Radio" (on KBOO), I heard commentary quoting the newspaper "Indian Country Today" in a way that appeared to make it sound as if this assimilationist newspaper is an authoritative, unbiased source in Indian country. Critical thinkers would do well to investigate the actual truth that this newspaper, led by editor Tim Giago, may as well have an open alliance with federal mandates to manipulate, suppress, quell and silence traditional voices and values. Autonomous (non-ideological) Natives/Indians expose the games of assimilationist-seeking "Indian Country Today" (note: Leftism is assimilationist when you want liberation from an entire value system!)
NOTE: As of 12.96 the Editor of Indian Country Today has stated the following

"At Indian Country Today we use internet sources as potential leads for stories. We carefully check the sources and authenticate information. We do not consider much of the internet as a factual source. Indian Country Today will no longer visit the [First Nations] web site ... because of [its] continued proliferation of gossip, rumor and innuendo in their misguided attempt to support American Indian issues. ...misleading and misinformed sources may harm innocent people and cause others unnecessary anguish. "

In light of the Editor's antipathy towards Leonard Peltier, AIM, Peter Matthiessen and his support for the FBI, I consider his declaration an endorsement of this site's veracity.

12.17.96, Jordan S. Dill ( jsd [at] dickshovel.com )
source link:
http://www.dickshovel.com/AIMIntro.html
(includes links to all assertions made)

Note: Information here is written from recalling dissent like the above from the autonomous-oriented traditional-oriented indigenous folks.

Other links:
Leonard Peltier on Tim Giago, editor (and owner?) of "Indian Country Today"
http://www.dickshovel.com/2.12.91.html


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"Indian people can disagree till doomsday about which defensive strategy is best, or whether we should even resist. If we continue to disagree on politics, policy, philosophy and enter into destructive personality clashes, we will lose all...Few acknowledge that real change began to take place only after the tremendous sacrifices of the young Warriors of the American Indian Movement. The beneficiaries of the Movement [accept the gains] while the real Warriors lie unrecognized in their graves or in prison cells...We need our Warriors, and where are they? In prisons, in hiding, pursued relentlessly by the FBI... Don't forget the Warriors, we may never see their like again!!"--Janet McCloud, Puyallup Nisqually
See also:
http://www.dickshovel.com

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