Circle of violence

December 20, 2012
Steve Russell

Everything is not a matter of opinion and all opinions are not equal. In the U.S., we frame all policy arguments in terms of liberty, and since we don’t teach critical thought, who wins the framing dispute wins the argument.

December 14, 2012
Brian Patterson

I have been taught that “no nation is truly defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.”  Native women have strong hearts, but that strength is constantly challenged by the high rates of domestic violence on many Indian reservations.  Of course, domestic violence is not limited to w

November 24, 2012
Ann Dapice

Pretend you are a bank president, your bank has just been robbed at gunpoint, one worker has been assaulted and injured, employees’ lives have been threatened, and you call the police.

November 24, 2012
Racheal White Hawk Strong

I’ve been to pow wows before, but this one was different.

October 22, 2012
Steve Russell

It is we sinful women

who come out raising the banner of truth

up against barricades of lies on the highways

who find stories of persecution piled on each threshold

September 18, 2012
Steve Melendez

On the National Mall in Washington D.C there is the Jewish Holocaust Museum. Most people have only a superficial knowledge of what this museum stands for.

September 05, 2012
Peter d'Errico

French officials recently inaugurated a commemoration of a dark part of their nation's history: the largest mass arrests of Jews in France, July, 1942. More than 13,000 people were deported to death camps in a matter of days.

September 03, 2012
T. Lulani Arquette

The Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was developed by Roman Catholic Popes beginning in 1452 to justify and provide a legal basis for European Christian nations to expand their empires, take the land and resources of non-white civilizations around the world, and destroy those who would not convert to

August 12, 2012
Cedric Sunray

If you are more familiar with Native Peoples and This Week From Indian Country Today magazines than XXL or The Source, you may want to take a clos

August 10, 2012
Steven Newcomb

Once in a while a book comes along that is transformative. Murder State, by Brendan Lindsay, is such a book. Recently released by University of Nebraska Press, Murder State is heart- wrenching and deeply informative.

August 09, 2012
Harsha Walia

The Oak Creek Gurudwara is my brother’s and frequently my parents' sangat. Over the years, they have described to me how, with deep love and commitment, the community came together to build the Gurudwara.

August 03, 2012
Kevin Powell

“How come all these crazies are white boys?” my white male friend Michael Cohen asked me via email in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting.

July 16, 2012
Sarah Deer

While we wait for Congress to do the right thing and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, there are important things that tribal leaders can do right now to protect Nat

June 28, 2012
Delvin Cree

When addressing justice for American Indians the subject is often sensitive and at times things can get very controversial. No matter the results, eventually we all deal with it and move on.