Culture

February 17, 2015
By:
Cedric Sunray

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

February 15, 2015
By:
Zoltan Grossman

By defining Iraqis as “savages,” the hit film American Sniper has drawn on a long tradition of American war fighting against tribal peoples.

February 05, 2015
By:
Tanya H. Lee

The sequencing of the human genome and the science that made that feat possible have led to some fascinating new research into genetics.

January 27, 2015
By:
Jennifer Denetdale

Drunktown’s Finest, written and produced by Diné filmmaker Sydney Freeland, opened to positive reviews at the Sundance film festival in 2014.

January 15, 2015
By:
Chip Livingston

Back in 1998 when I was last spending a solid chunk of time at my mom’s in Molino, Florida, I drove 26 miles north to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians tribal offices near Atmore, Alabama to see if I could volunteer in some capacity while I was home. 

December 31, 2014
By:
Julianne Jennings

As Americans scrambled to prepare for the Christmas holiday, it was time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday. Things that make the holiday special are not “things.” It’s the time spent together with family and friends and memories made.

December 26, 2014
By:
Dave Courchene

Boozhoo, Aniin! Denay Makinitook!

Welcome, My Relatives, to the Centre, the heart of Turtle Island, the sacred place of Manito Api. Today we come forward to share a gift from the Original People.

December 24, 2014
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Tis the Season. Christmas time, along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, mistletoe, ugly holiday sweaters, and the onslaught of sweaty suburban shoppers crowding shopping centers, is once again upon us.

December 23, 2014
By:
Camaray Devalos

de·col·o·nize - verb (of a country) withdraw from (a colony), leaving it independent.

December 21, 2014
By:
Harlan McKosato

On the surface it seems like quite an honor to have a town named after you. Take the case of what is officially known as the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

December 18, 2014
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

Each December the tribal nations of the Great Plains are united by the children of our communities. Together we show the world that, despite our circumstances, we are people with hope.

December 08, 2014
By:
Mike Myers

In 1977 I had the incredible opportunity to be the coordinator for the first UN NGO conference on Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

December 02, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

On October 7, Native Hawaiians and their supporters successfully blocked a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a new telescope atop Mauna Kea.

December 01, 2014
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

“What are you writing?” the man at the bar asked me.

“A piece on Turkey’s president who recently said Muslims – not Columbus – discovered America.”

“Well …. did they?”

“Of course not!” I blurted. “And neither did the Jews.”

“So it was Columbus, then. …”

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