Culture

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.

June 27, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The Rachel Dolezal scandal came as a harsh wake-up call to the black community about what it means when people falsely claim an identity they were not born into, especially when there are tangible benefits to be gained such as scholarships or jobs.

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

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