My name is Mark Anthony Rolo. I am an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Chippewa Indians. For the past 21 years I have been writing on issues facing Indian Country for The Progressive. I spent many years writing about Indian issues for the Progressive Media Project - opinion columns for the nation's newspapers. I also began writing feature pieces for the magazine—from the oil standoff at the Standing Rock reservation to Trump's new war against Indian tribes. In 2012 I published a memoir, My Mother Is Now Earth, and this year I started a twice-monthly column (Going Native) for the magazine's online edition. In 2015 I developed diabetes, and in August this year ended up in the hospital from the disease for three weeks. I am struggling to regain my energy. Neuropathy affects the feet, ankles and legs. I have an exercise program to help restore strength, but I can't do physical work and my finances are not adequate for me to get my own permanent housing.
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Read Mark's articles with The Progressive:
- My Tribe's Stand Against Corporate Mining
- Notes From Indian Country
- Kneading My Soul
- The Trouble with Treaties, Past and Present
- Summer on the Pow Wow Trail
- The News from Indian Country
- My Longing to Migrate Home
-To Move Forward, Indians Must Reclaim Values of the Past
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