Steve Benson for February 09, 2020


Hide All Comments
  1. Drs 1656
    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s a problem in Canada as well.

     •  Reply
  2. Image
    kaffekup   4 months ago


     •  Reply
  3. Gentaz btl
    Wyneaux  4 months ago

    Stick them on a worthless piece of land, take away their way of life, language, dignity and customs, but make sure they have access to drugs and alcohol…. then blame them for the result…. it’s the American way…. if you’re not white you don’t really matter………..

     •  Reply
  4. Missing large
    Pogostiks Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s a problem, yes, but victimization works pretty much for everyone. The children in cages? The black kids being shot dead because nobody wants to control the police? Homophobia which has parents throwing teenage children out of their homes onto the streets where selling drugs or their bodies are their only recourse besides suicide? ? The mistreatment of old people in senior homes? Prisoners raped every day for years while everyone looks the other way and pretends that the only people raped are women? Meanwhile the politicians (especially if they are Republican, but not only) continue to feather their own beds while paying no attention to others’ problems. Vote Bernie!

     •  Reply
  5. Coexist
    Bookworm  4 months ago

    The late George Carlin once wryly observed that since we bought the Bearing Straight theory, we could send the Native Americans “back where they came from.” That’s a very popular theme these days. Since it’s very unlikely they had a visa when they crossed into North America, we could declare them illegal aliens and therefore subject to deportation. (Of course, the European settlers on North America didn’t have visas either. But they’re the ones who grabbed the power.) /s

     •  Reply
  6. Pontiac logo 04 583x436
    Pontiac Mick  4 months ago

    I hope you get somewhere with this Steve. They can use all the help they can find.

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    jhroos  4 months ago

    Before I retired, I used to teach my students about “The Trail of Tears.” Most were truly shocked and outraged by how our government treated the Native Americans.

     •  Reply
  8. Tj
    • Thomas  4 months ago

    May 5 [in tribal communities] is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women. (1)

    97 percent of Native women who have experienced violence are victimized by non-Native perpetrators. (2)

    Over 5,700 American Indian and Alaska Native women and young girls are now reported missing. (2)

    84 percent of Native women experience violence in their lifetime. (2)

    “This is an epidemic.” – Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, [D] – Nevada

    Up until 2013’s Violence Against Women Act, tribal law enforcement officers were barred from prosecuting non-Native perpetrators in cases of domestic violence and rape. Non-Native perpetrators are still exploiting quasi-legal measures of local ‘diplomatic immunity’ from prosecution.

    (1) The date commemorates the birthday of Hanna Harris, a young mother and member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, who was reported missing in July 2013 and found murdered a few days later.


     •  Reply
  9. Animal bird feathers 158087
    jimchronister2016  4 months ago

    They deserve an equal place on that Rock!

     •  Reply
  10. Missing large
    brwydave Premium Member 4 months ago

    “O, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,Away you rolling river.I’ll take her ’cross yon rolling water.”Ah-ha, I’m bound away, ’Cross the wide Missouri.

    The chief disdained the trader’s dollars:Away you rolling river.“My daughter never you shall follow.”Ah-ha, I’m bound away, ’Cross the wide Missouri.

    He sold the chief that fire-water,Away you rolling river.And ‘cross the river he stole his daughter.Ah-ha, I’m bound away, ’Cross the wide Missouri.

     •  Reply
  11. Durak
    Durak Premium Member 4 months ago

    Someone has to say it, because it needs to be said, this is a problem for all women. Please, I am not trying to dismiss the horror and tragedy that Native American women have to deal with every day. I fully understand that what they face is a special type of government and social bigotry. I am only trying to say is that in America, all women are at risk. We are a nation that fails to take care of our disadvantaged and weak. We allow them to be victims and prey.

     •  Reply
  12. Missing large
    chmsam  4 months ago

    People who victimize people deserve what they get. But very rarely do. There’s a shame to add to this and other shames. We are disgraceful beings in a lot of ways but none worse than creating victims.

     •  Reply
  13. Confused1
    Flatlander, the commentator formally known as...  4 months ago

    In Canada

    Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    In America, no one seems to care.

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    wndflower1  4 months ago

    and many people looking at this are saying “i don’t get this- WHAT missing and murdered Indian women??”

     •  Reply
  15. Bbb
    NeoconMan  4 months ago

    We have many Indigenous women in my university and not a single one wears a headband and braids. Stop the stereotyping, please.

     •  Reply
  16. Plsa button
    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s good to see that at least one political cartoonist hasn’t let his brain be totally coopted by the undeniably fascinating train wreck going on in DC.

     •  Reply
  17. 2002 at saratoga springs oct 2013
    FaustoCoppi  4 months ago

    “But doing anything constructive/productive about this problem would cost a LOT of money – and we absolutely MUST keep lowering taxes on my wealthy campaign donors. Otherwise, how can I keep my cushy lucrative Congressional seat?” – courtesy of Citizens United and the Five Supremes.

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    pamela welch Premium Member 4 months ago

    Steve, another powerful piece of art — thank you ♥

     •  Reply
  19. Birthcontrol
    Dtroutma Premium Member 4 months ago

    Indigenous people around the world and in BOTH Americas can’t ascribe many, or any, positive relationships with European invaders and their “civilzation”. Many millions destroyed, Hitler was an amateur.

     •  Reply
  20. Ahl13 3x4
    Andylit Premium Member 4 months ago


    Your offering prompted me to find the story. Truly nasty. But in all the articles I can find the results are defined but not the cause. A few people here are saying this is a universal problem all women face but the statistics I am reading say otherwise.

    What is the underlying cause? Things like being rural with limited infrastructure does not explain a 10-1 ratio between native victims and other US female victims. Is this a matter of native culture? I can’t imagine it being so. All that I have read indicates that native cultures in N.A. were typically more advanced in gender “equality” than Europeans during the 16th-19th centuries. If this is internal, why and how did the change occur. If it is mostly outsiders, again, how and why?

    Do you have links to information more expository than the “generic” handwringing articles that spout statistics but little else?

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Steve Benson