Culture

March 28, 2016
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The social revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s was a time of positive change for American Indian people and America in general.

March 16, 2016
By:
Terese Mailhot

Enter J.K. Rowling: a well-meaning white lady whose work, “History of Magic in North America,” debuted with some criticism concerning its depiction of Native Americans.

March 15, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

The March 3, 2016 murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras reminded me of John Bodley’s book Victims of Progress (1982).

March 12, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

You know how as we all go through life we have those a-ha moments, or epiphanies or revelations, whatever you want to call it.

March 11, 2016
By:
Dave Archambault Sr.

Black Elk said that perhaps there is a root of the Sacred Tree that still lives. He said, “ If there is, then we should nourish it so that it will fill with singing birds! ” He proclaimed this in 1953 in the twilight of his life. How prophetic his words were and are.

March 07, 2016
By:
Nick Estes

Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth

March 04, 2016
By:
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

In the past, policies and laws have always been written as prescriptions for us Native American people to follow, including when it comes to protecting the lands, dwellings, art, and final resting places of our ancestors.

March 02, 2016
By:
Stephen Fox

Tribes nation-wide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts in the U.S. Senate to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona known as Oak Flat, located on U.S.

February 20, 2016
By:
Harlan McKosato

Where do we gain our moral conscious? Where do we acquire our moral guide? I bring these questions up to ask two other questions: Why are so many Native people still absorbed with colonization and decolonization in 2016?

February 13, 2016
By:
Cynthia Coleman Emery

The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California.

February 10, 2016
By:
Chase Iron Eyes

Our D/Lakota ancestors Vine Deloria, Jr., and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman warned us of culture vultures. As Westerman sang:

And the anthros keep on digging our sacred ceremonial sites

February 08, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

As the season of Wahta Osis (Maple Sap) approaches I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a friend of mine who has gotten into the commercial maple syrup business.

February 04, 2016
By:
Charles Kader

As I get older the words of my elders ring louder and longer in my mind. “We are an original people. We have always been here. We will survive.” Such messages are proven to me daily.

January 30, 2016
By:
Terese Mailhot

Indian life is full of incongruences. The sacred lands we live on, the land our ancestors cleared to make our lives livable, is the same land our youth blasts their bass-ridden, misogynistic lyrics on.

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