Culture

August 03, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

Cecil the lion has me rethinking my style choices. I might opt for some hair teasing and furry suits. Maybe we’ve been going about ‘Native Lives Matter,’ all wrong. We’re silly to think the public would care about brown bodies—let’s be cats instead.

July 25, 2015
By:
Carly McIntosh

Being placed in between two native elders, I was close to being given my own traditional spirit name. Cloth in the colors of red and green were placed close to my chest with a peace pipe located in the centre of the material.

July 22, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

David Wilkins, Lumbee Nation, has said that Tribal Sovereignty is arguably the most important, unifying concept across Indian Country.

July 15, 2015
By:
Micah Armstrong

Patriotism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “love that people feel for their country”. Though honestly, in my opinion, the patriotism that Americans feel for this country is false, because this country is not theirs.

July 14, 2015
By:
Nick Estes, et al

The planned Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering (herein Rainbow) in He Sapa, the Black Hills, has caused serious tensions within the Oceti Sakowin.

July 11, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

Watching two Native academics come to a consensus about Andrea Smith is like watching two eagles fight. No, wait, I mean egos. After Andrea Smith was outed for the second time as being non-Native, several Native academics leapt to save her from scrutiny.

July 10, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

An innocent woman minding her own business was killed by a convicted felon in the country illegally who was on the streets of San Francisco because the local jail had ignored a “detainer” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

July 06, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.

July 03, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

In Defense of Pocahontas: Disney’s Most Radical Heroine,” written by Sophie Gilbert and published by The

July 01, 2015
By:
Elizabeth Hawksworth

There’s an absolutely wonderful song that was part of one of my favourite musicals, Chess. It’s called “Anthem” and it’s sung by the Russian chess champion on his move to another country. He’s accused of leaving his homeland and renouncing his Russian identity by moving away.

July 01, 2015
By:
David Shorter

I’m not an Indian. It’s okay.

July 01, 2015
By:
Micah Armstrong

Half-breed, mixed-blood, metis… These words are more than familiar to us who are not full-blooded American Indians.

June 29, 2015
By:
Alex Jacobs

Events move fast in the internet age. The Rachel Dolezal “Black Like Me” story had people of every stripe, color, and political persuasion commenting, tweeting, and taking sides.

June 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A repetitious pattern may be repeated to the point of being boring or tiring. Yet, obviously, not every pattern of repetition is tedious.

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