Ruth Hopkins

February 10, 2013
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Genocide has found a new disguise: that of adolescent suicide. According to the Indian Health Service, Natives who fall between 10 and 24 years of age have the highest rate of suicide of all racial groups. Despite this epidemic, we’re still failing...
February 01, 2013
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Once upon a time, Natives gathered around a campfire to share stories. While these tales were used to educate, instill values, and preserve culture and history, they also provided us with a means of creative expression and intellectual dialogue, and...
November 15, 2012
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Not again!
November 09, 2012
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Not again! In September, the Native community sprang into action voicing our collective outrage after we were assailed by Paul Frank’s "neon pow-wow" fashion night, complete with war-painted employees and C-list celebrities donning feather headbands...
October 03, 2012
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
I come from a family of hunters. Autumn was always a big deal, because that’s when hunting season began. The day hunting licenses became available was treated like a special occasion.
August 15, 2012
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
On August 25, 1,942.66 acres divided into five tracts of land located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is slated to go up for auction.
July 20, 2012
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Every now and again, I suffer from bouts of technology fatigue. I remember a simpler time. When I was a kid growing up on the rez, we didn’t have cell phones—heck, we didn’t even have voicemail or caller ID.
November 26, 2011
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Shortly after his second birthday, my son stopped talking. The onset of symptoms was just that abrupt. After nearly two years of visits to doctors and specialists, he was finally diagnosed with atypical autism.

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