Culture

November 27, 2016
By:
Carly McIntosh

In Thunderchild First Nation, in what is known today as the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, many young boys get bullied for following their native culture by letting their hair grow long, slowly, and then formed into braids.

November 23, 2016
By:
Connie Baxter Marlow

Once we recognize the role of the American Indian in the evolution of our country, the dream for humanity carried to these shores by the early settlers of New England and Virginia will be realized, and we will lead the world as exemplars of Liberty, Justice, Equality and Abundance for all.

November 23, 2016
By:
Tiffany Midge

Once or twice a month I treat my Nana to lunch at Costco for the rounds of free samples. I tell her we’re at Old Country Buffet, and she’s none the wiser. She’s a big fan of the crescent rolls and pot stickers.

November 18, 2016
By:
Terese Mailhot

This is dedicated to the brave white people taking a stand on Facebook against Trump and sharing various Standing Rock articles. You could have been on the front line, in the marches, putting money where your mouth is, but you had the foresight to know real change happens on the Internet.

November 15, 2016
By:
Tiffany Midge

Hey America, Well, it’s been fun. We’ve had a good run. But we’re done now. No hard feelings, it’s just not working out. It’s not you, it’s me, okay? Well, actually it is you, but whatevs. If it’s cool with you I’d like to drop by your place when you’re at work tomorrow so I can get my stuff.

November 10, 2016
By:
Jennifer K. Falcon

Choco Gonzalez Meza, was a tireless activist for the Democratic Party and the head of the Clinton campaign in San Antonio, died on Sunday, October 9 after a battle with cancer.

November 07, 2016
By:
Tiffany Midge

During a heated standoff between riot police and peaceful protesters, many jingle dress dancers suddenly appeared in the hills overlooking the Standing Rock protest … I mean… the water protector’s camps.

"Whoa!" John Counts Enemies shouted upon seeing them coming up over the bluff.

November 05, 2016
By:
André Cramblit

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives. Ah yes, ‘tis the season of Columbus Day, Halloween and the American Thanksgiving.

October 28, 2016
By:
Terese Mailhot

In New Hampshire Elizabeth Warren recently rallied support for Hillary Clinton. Her speech was empowering, delivering the no nonsense, truth-telling she’s known for.

October 28, 2016
By:
Anne Keala Kelly

It’s a twofer.

With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, Indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia.

October 25, 2016
By:
Harlan McKosato

“They don’t look like Indians to me, and they don’t look like Indians to (other) Indians.” This was a statement by Donald Trump at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill concerning Indian gaming.

October 18, 2016
By:
Tiffany Midge

Prompted by a creepy clown threat posted on a Colorado student’s Facebook account, along with the onslaught of creepy clown sightings and situations occurring all across the country in two dozen states, several Colorado public schools have imposed a ban of clown costumes and apparel from school p

October 11, 2016
By:
Misty Perkins

If history has shown us one thing, it is that this system fears a culture that honors the earth as sacred simply because they will not participate in its destruction and they will die to protect it; this system will kill whole races of peoples to get that concept wiped clean from the peoples mind

September 28, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

The late Browning Pipestem (Otoe/Osage) gets credit for coining the phrase "briefcase warriors" to describe Indian lawyers emerging from law schools in the 1970s.

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