Culture

June 26, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

Maybe it all started with Kevin Costner, or Marlon Brando, or the missionaries, or that guy who got off a boat and said, “Man, these people need pants.” Either way, Indian country has seen its share of Great White Hopes, and all those hopefuls have failed miserabl

June 18, 2015
By:
David E. Wilkins

There isn’t a day that goes by in Indian Country that we don’t hear something about the Seven Generations.

June 11, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engr

June 08, 2015
By:
James Cadwell

As the last names of this year’s graduates were announced in Chamberlain you could hear the drum group singers gain strength with this year's honor song. While the song still remains outside this boarder town gymnasium the singing of the song is slowly becoming the norm. 

May 30, 2015
By:
Gregory Smithers

When the United States Supreme Courts rules on gay marriage before its current session ends, Native Americans will likely greet the ruling with mixed feelings. Indian Country in the United States is deeply divided over gay marriage.

May 05, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In the first chapter of The Evolution of Physics (1938), Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld say they are focused on “the adventurous search for knowledge of the physical world,” and that t

May 04, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In Hal Ashby’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr.

May 01, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

As an Indian woman, I am asked many questions, like, “Do you pay for college,” or, “What's my spirit animal?” The question I find most abhorrent is, “Do you feel caught between the old ways and the modern world?”

April 27, 2015
By:
Bronson Kaahui

Polynesians were among the world’s greatest explorers, mastering the science of celestial navigation, which allowed them to explore and colonize the world’s largest ocean at a time when most European vessels dared not venture beyond sight of land.

April 19, 2015
By:
John Guenther

My name is John Guenther and I have been employed in many positions involving work with people impacted by marijuana. I have seen firsthand the destruction this drug causes.

April 10, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Given that the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is about to convene in New York for its 14th session, it seems fitting to once again revisit the term “indigenous” in the context of the United Na

April 04, 2015
By:
David Wilkins

Historically, Native nations were bounded but inclusive socio-cultural communities that prided themselves on maintaining distinctive religious-cultural identities while also incorporating--whether through force or invitation--individuals from other indigenous, rac

March 25, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation.

March 25, 2015
By:
Richard Iron Cloud

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