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I. PUBLISHED POLEMICS and INTERVIEWS

(2016)

Intervention – “Water is Life and Life is Sovereignty: Context and Considerations for Critical Geographers”

Context and considerations on Standing Rock and the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

(2016)

An analysis I wrote for the Red Nation on the tragic police killing of Loreal Tsingine, Navajo, in the border town of Winslow, AZ.

“Speaking out against border town violence: the killing of Loreal Tsingine and our community’s growing response”

(2015)

An interview with Daniel Salas who runs the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s blog stie. I was asked questions about my research project, “The Changing Nature of Navajo Tribal Sovereignty in an Era of Climate Change,” which is the basis for my dissertation.

http://blog.wennergren.org/2015/02/interview_curley/

(2014)

This is my opinion piece for the online news publication Al Jazeera America. It confronts the issue of language fluency and participation in politics within the Navajo Nation.

The dark side of Navajo traditionalism

(2012)

The following are a series of articles I wrote with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on socialist possibilities for indigenous peoples in the 21st century. Although we end the series with the introduction of the concept of “loose socialism,” meant to as a shorthand for configuration of socialism along indigenous lines, and this concept needs further articulation, the historical and analytical premise of it are developed in the articles below.

These were published on the New Socialist website, a great resource for contemporary socialist discourse.

The International Indigenous Movement for Self-Determination

The International Indigenous Movement for Self-Determination Part 2

(2010)

I was graciously invited to talk about socialism in the Navajo Nation at the Left Forum in New York City. Thanks to Thomas Good for posting this on You Tube so that it is still accessible.

(2008)

I was asked to give a presentation on my research at an Indigenous People’s Day event at SUNY-Binghampton. Thanks to the Radio4All for recording and uploading the talk onto the Internet.

II. INVOLVEMENT IN NAVAJO POLITICS 

Diné Youth Forum (2014)

In 2014 a coalition of organizations concerned about the voice of young people in Navajo politics hosted a forum on “the youth’s concern.” I served as a moderator for the event and helped asked the questions toward the candidates who participated.

Future of Navajo Governance (2012)

In my first year in my two year term as “graduate student representative” on the Commission on Navajo Government Development, I organized a forum for academics and community researchers and activists on future possibilities for reform of the Navajo Nation government.

Future of Navajo Governance YouTube channel