Culture

October 13, 2014
By:
Brian Vallie

After a very long trip, we've finally made it to your shores, we bring with us greed, corruption and disease by the spores.

We'll conceive Manifest Destiny for ourselves so strategically, it doesn't have a place for you though, and will end for you tragically.

September 29, 2014
By:
André Cramblit

Yav Pa Irihiv-Happy New Year in the Karuk language. Our new year is at the dark of the moon in September to coincide with our Pikyavish or World Renewal ceremonies. Our Tribe, like many, has a lunar calendar with 13 months. Jewish people have a 13-month calendar as well.

September 19, 2014
By:
Mark Rogers

I intended to take a hiatus from writing for a while to deal with personal issues, but a YouTuber named Ami Pacheco inspired me to write again. You can see his thought provoking video here.

September 06, 2014
By:
Chris Bethmann

I remember a friend saying to me once, “Chris, you’re not a real Indian. And if you are, you’re the whitest Indian I know.”

August 27, 2014
By:
Misty Lynn Ellingburg

When I was a kid, I started writing, scribbles in pink-bound notebooks, sonnets in sky-shaped clouds, and, squatting down in the country-side, I scrawled some unknown quantity like Jesus of Nazareth writing in the sand.

July 19, 2014
By:
Ryan Bellerose

It’s an interesting time to be indigenous.

July 03, 2014
By:
Mark Rogers

The title is paraphrased from a comic bit from the legendary Paul Mooney.

June 28, 2014
By:
Ruth Hopkins

To say that the Black Hills (Kȟe Sapa) hold special significance for the Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation) is an understatement. They’re not only our traditional homelands, where our ancestors once lived, they’re sacred.

June 25, 2014
By:
Nick Estes

Standing in a parking lot across the street from the 2014 Chamberlain High School commencement ceremony last Sunday, singers, supporters (Native and non-Native), students, and families crowded outside the National Guard Armory to

June 07, 2014
By:
Julianne Jennings

Morgan James Peters, 46, professionally known as "Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor," is a Mashpee Wampanoag, multifaceted performing artist, writer, media artist and educator, who swept the 2010 Jazz category with his album The Liberation Sessions winning the ‘Best Jazz Male’ as well as ‘Best

May 28, 2014
By:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann

Music is a form of art. For the musician it is a way to express their form of originality, talent and or knowledge on the form of art they are presenting.

May 24, 2014
By:
Carolina Castoreno

With identity misappropriation being a regular occurrence these days, my duties as a Native activist have kept me fairly busy.

April 26, 2014
By:
Crystal Willcuts

In following the Washington football team mascot controversy, I read with interest, Gyasi Ross’ latest article, “Hush Money and Ransom: An Open Letter to Dan Snyder, the Idiot”.

April 24, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In her excellent article on pow wow culture, Christina Rose raises concerns about how pow wows have changed in the past f

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