Culture

October 24, 2015
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Rez Natives love us some Halloween. I mean, what’s not to love about a pagan holiday involving carved produce, telling scary stories, and free candy? It’s like it was created with us in mind.

October 21, 2015
By:
Andre Cramblit

I know there are many of you who read the wonderful words at Indian Country Today Media Network who are non-Native. I thought it would be helpful for you to have a reference for some of the inside remarks that are sometimes made.

October 20, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

The issue of blood quantum remains a long-running hot topic among Native Americans.

October 14, 2015
By:
Jim Enote

How many times have native peoples recommended the inclusion of long-term traditional knowledge as the primary rationale for managing and monitoring of federal lands? Did we mention our cultural structures are closely linked to environmental conditions?

October 13, 2015
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Confession: I’m a science nerd.

October 11, 2015
By:
Daniel Straight Arrow Lessard

I’m writing to you for one particular and spiritual reason.

October 05, 2015
By:
Joseph Hamilton

I enjoy a piece of warm frybread as much as anyone.

But I know that this supposedly “traditional” food was first made from U.S. Government commodity lard and flour, and that it’s unhealthy.

September 22, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

Last week when Dartmouth College announced it hired Susan Taffe Reed as the director of the college’s Native American Program, alumni and Native people from across Indian Country took their keyboards to express their dissatisfaction.

September 15, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

Contemporary American Indian pow wows have been undergoing a considerable amount of cultural change.

September 04, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

Since writing I wrote “Fight White Supremacists: People of Color Must Unite” on August 27, I have been bombarded by readers with opposing opinions.

August 31, 2015
By:
Carly McIntosh

When knowing the end is just around the corner it makes me weak inside wishing I could rewind and start from the beginning again. On the date of August 22, it was my last Traditional Naming Ceremony.

August 30, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The following is an excerpt from a book project by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
August 28, 2015
By:
Kyle T. Mays

Recent controversies over claiming group identity (Native American and African American), who can claim it, and one’s connection to a particular community reminded me of a 2012 L’Oreal commercial featuring Beyoncé.

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