Dina Gilio-Whitaker

October 30, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
October 27, 2016 will go down as one of the saddest days in a very long time for Indian country, and for the United States more broadly.
September 29, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
By now, most of us who have been following the standoff at Standing Rock know that a federal judge denied the application for a temporary injunction to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
August 25, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
I recently attended a play put on by a Native production company under the command of the acclaimed Lakota playwright, Larissa FastHorse.
August 01, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
As Native people we are no strangers to grief. Profound grief. With a growing literature on historical trauma, we have clearer understandings about how the political realities of colonization have affected us on the individual level.
May 04, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Every four years Americans engage in what they believe is the most sacred of public rituals: voting for president. It’s a time when those who are most marginalized in society believe they have a say in decisions that will affect them.
March 28, 2016
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The social revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s was a time of positive change for American Indian people and America in general.
August 30, 2015
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The following is an excerpt from a book project by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
July 28, 2015
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
On July 10 President Obama by proclamation created the Basin and Range National Monument in a remote wilderness region of southern Nevada.
June 27, 2015
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The Rachel Dolezal scandal came as a harsh wake-up call to the black community about what it means when people falsely claim an identity they were not born into, especially when there are tangible benefits to be gained such as scholarships or jobs.
February 28, 2015
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Occasionally I receive messages from readers who take issue with some of the things I write about. Sometimes they are people with no indigenous ancestry who are offended by what they see as a divisive, race-based ideology.
February 23, 2015
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge African American contributions to the United States and celebrate black identity.
December 09, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Last week, President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.
December 02, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
On October 7, Native Hawaiians and their supporters successfully blocked a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a new telescope atop Mauna Kea.
November 26, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
“Kamau a Ea” in Hawaiian means “keeping the breath of life.” Ea is life but it can also mean sovereignty, rule, or independence. So the phrase has multiple meanings that in essence equates sovereignty with life.

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