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This week's news in Indian Country is centered around "Geronimo" and the Democratic, Indian backed President who authorized the deal.

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It wasn't all that long ago that the federal union at Haskell Indian Nations University decided to picket during graduation. The pictures ( courtesy of the Lawrence Journal World) show an unhappy bunch of employees and their families with signs. All of these employees are closely connected to the Indian studies (?) program at Haskell. They had their children out there for the photo opportunity. With Haskell's graduation coming up, what's in store?

This week's news in Indian Country is centered around "Geronimo" and the Democratic, Indian backed President who authorized the deal. Where are the Indian studies types now? They have missed their local photo opportunity (Good-fox, Tsosee, Wildcat, Chenault and relatives) and are strangely silent on an issue that most Native people find themselves unable to defend.

So, what are some possible explanations as to why is goes unnoticed?

We'll let our readers supply some answers. For us, we propose that since it isn't Palestine (a favorite photo opp) or news from a self-proclaimed expert on Natives and Climate Change, or a news flash about getting beamed up, well, it doesn't really relate to the one group on the one campus that should have something to "Picket" about.

Perhaps they're waiting to ruin graduation, that's another possibility.

haskellnews commentary 05/03/2011

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