Selected Writings & Presentations by the Author

Selected Writings

Populist alliances of ‘cowboys and Indians’ are protecting rural lands,” The Conversation (5/16/19); reprinted by AP, UPI, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Seattle Press-Intelligencer, Los Angeles Post, Waging Nonviolence, Raw Story, etc. Spanish translation in El Salto.

Native/Non-Native Alliances: Challenging Fossil Fuel Industry Shipping at Pacific Northwest Ports,” In Environmental Activism on the Ground: Small Green and Indigenous Organizing, Eds., Jonathan Clapperton & Liza Piper (University of Calgary Press, 2019).

Māori Opposition to Fossil Fuel Extraction in Aotearoa New Zealand” in Racial Ecologies, Nishime, Leilani, and Kim D. Hester Williams, eds. (University of Washington Press, 2018).

Fascism Denial Ignores Some Inconvenient Truths,” Counterpunch (10/30/18).

“Fusing Identity and Class Politics in “Trumpland’,” Common Dreams (1/3/17).

“Quinault Nation builds bridges to stop Grays Harbor oil terminal,” Works in Progress (12/8/16).

To Get to You, He Must Go Through Us,” Indian Country Today (11/22/16).

“Public Servants or Corporate Security?: An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota,” with Winona LaDuke & Army Colonel Ann Wright (Ret.), Indian Country Today & Common Dreams (11/2/16).

“Where are the Cowboys in the Standing Rock Standoff?,” Counterpunch (9/20/16).

“Report from Standing Rock,” photo albums (9/16).

The Kindness of Strangers: Today’s Refugees in Hungary and My Family during WWII,” Common Dreams (11/21/15).

The Cowboy Indian Alliance Rises to Protect Our Common Land and Water,” Common Dreams (4/23/14).

Decolonizing Landscapes: Unlikely Alliances Grow Resilience at the Grassroots,” in Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: in Diversifying our Methods (WIS2DOM) Workshop Report to National Science Foundation (2014), pp. 52-55.

From Wounded Knee to Syria: A Century of U.S. Military Interventions,” updated list (2017).

Unlikely Alliances: Idle No More and Building Bridges Through Native Sovereignty,” Z magazine, Counterpunch, Unsettling America (6/11/13).

Native Resilience and Interethnic Cooperation: How Natives are adapting to climate change, and helping their non-Native neighbors follow suit. Interview in Read the Dirt (8/8/13).

The Achilles Heel of the Fossil Fuels Monster,” Works in Progress (12/10/12). 

Guidelines for Working with Native Communities,” Revitalizing Community program, The Evergreen State College (2012).

Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis, edited by Zoltán Grossman and Alan Parker; Foreword by Billy Frank Jr. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2012).

No Longer the Miner’s Canary: Indigenous Nations’ Responses to Climate Change,” Terrain (10/2/12).

The Native Renaissance of Washington Tribal Nations,” Association of American Geographers Newsletter (11/10).

The Global War on Tribes: Return to ‘Indian Country’,” Z magazine (6/2/10).

Geographic Controversy over the Bowman Expeditions / México Indígena,” edited links (2010).

“Declaration of Key Questions about Research Ethics with Indigenous Communities,” as Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2010).\

Unlikely Alliances: Treaty Conflicts and Environmental Cooperation Between Native American and Rural White Communities,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2005).

Defending a Common Home: Native/non-Native Alliances Against Mining Companies in Wisconsin,” chapter with Dr. Al Gedicks, in In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Civil Society, & the Environment (London: Zed Press, 2004).

“From Enemies to Allies,” with Debra McNutt, ColorLines (Spring 2001).

Kosovo, Apaches, and Ethnic Cleansing,” The Circle,, Synthesis/Regeneration (1999).

Wisconsin’s Past and Present: A Historical Atlas, by the Wisconsin Cartographers’ Guild; Introduction by William Cronon (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998; 2nd ed. 2002).

Chippewa Train Blockade Upsets Mining Plans,” Progressive (10/96).

Indian Treaty Rights,” in When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Effective Community Responses (Atlanta: Center for Democratic Renewal, 1992).

Letter from a European Rights Activist,” speculative fiction on Native American invasion of Europe (1992).

Articles on Wisconsin treaty rights: “Wisconsin Treaty Conflict: No End in Sight,” Z Magazine (7-8/90); “Treaty Support Grows in the Face of Right-Wing Violence,” Guardian (3/31/89); “World Is Watching: International Support Growing for Wisconsin Chippewa,” News from Indian Country (11/90).

Midwest Treaty Network archives (1989-2006)

Inside the Philippine Resistance,” Race and Class 28, no. 2 (1986): 1–29.

Other writings

Selected Presentations & Interviews

VIDEO (1:09) of book reading at Elliot Bay Book Co., Seattle WA (1/26/18).

Wisconsin Public Radio interview on the “Central Time” program, 15 minutes, Madison, WI (12/1/17).

KEXP interview about Unlikely Alliances, Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment, Seattle (7/8/17)

“Mapping, Indigenous Research Ethics, and the ‘Global War on Tribes’,” presentation to the University of Victoria Department of Geography, B.C.; Powerpoint (2/24/17). 

Water is Life Forum,” video of presentation at The Evergreen State College Longhouse, starts at 5:33:30 (1/23/17).

Fascist Movements as Competitors for White Hearts and Minds,” Forum on Post-Election Future, The Evergreen State College (10/20/16).

The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate Crisis,” video of presentation to Anthropocene Consortium Series, The Evergreen State College (2/17/16).

The ‘Extractocene’ Era,” video of presentation at “What Does it Mean to Say Anthropocene?” panel, Anthropocene Consortium Series, The Evergreen State College, starts at 06:30 (2/3/16).

Introduction” video of presentation to Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium, The Evergreen State College Longhouse (11/6/15).

Winona LaDuke interviews Zoltán Grossman on Unlikely Alliances,” KKWE Niijii Radio, White Earth, Minn. (7/2/14).

Maori Opposition to Fossil Fuel Development in Aotearoa New Zealand,” presentation to Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2015).

Native Resistance to the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Pacific Northwest,” presentation to Association of American Geographers and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2014).

Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis,” video of TEDx talk at The Evergreen State College (4/16/12).

Rich Tribes, Rich Jews: Comparing the New Anti-Indianism to Historic Anti-Semitism,” presentation to the Association of American Geographers (2005).

“’Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim?’: Intersections between Indigenous and Immigrant Geographies,” presentation to Association of American Geographers and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2010).

From Nisqually to Iraq: Placemaking and Reclaiming Space at Fort Lewis,” presentation to the Association of American Geographers (2009).

Removal Reversed: Native/Non-Native Joint Management of Reclaimed Lands,” presentation to the Association of American Geographers (2003). 

Other presentations 

Evergreen Projects

Indigenous Climate Justice Symposiums (2015 & 2017)

Fossil Fuel Connections website (Resource Rebels students, 2016).

Economic Options in Grays Harbor report (Resource Rebels students, 2016); Evergreen Magazine article.

Class visits to Aotearoa New Zealand reports (Native Decolonization in the Pacific Rim, 2011, 2015, 2018).

Nisqually Watershed Podcasts (Conceptualizing Native Place students, 2009).

Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project (2006-?).

Class syllabi and readings

Community Service Work & Awards