Dina Gilio-Whitaker

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.
November 21, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Much to-do has been made of the recent passage of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (TGWEA).
November 07, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
I never cease to be amazed at the intellectual brilliance that comes out of Indian country. Much of it graces the pages of this site; some of these people can be thought of Indian country’s top pundits.
September 16, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
As ICTMN reported recently, indigenous peoples will be at the forefront of upcoming United Nations and civil society events in New Yo
April 24, 2014
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
In her excellent article on pow wow culture, Christina Rose raises concerns about how pow wows have changed in the past f

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