Culture

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.

August 27, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

On October 16, 1995, the world witnessed more than a million black men converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrahkan urged them to improve their families and communities.

August 26, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

Once on the rez I was walking my baby to a Christmas dinner when a matriarch in my community scolded me for not putting a blanket on my baby. I was shamed, and rightfully so, because nobody with a good grandma would let their baby leave the house uncovered in the cold.

August 25, 2015
By:
Charles Kader

Hayley Cook was decorating the Michigan State University (MSU) campus landmark Rock on Farm Lane

August 24, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

In the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century, it’s not easy to drop everything and tend to your tribal traditions. Sometimes, if you respect your ancestors, you have no choice.

August 21, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”).

August 19, 2015
By:
Jon Magnuson

Twenty years ago, on a visit to Great Falls, Montana, I spent an afternoon casually wandering through the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, reputed, at that time, to be the most prestigious Western art show in North America.

August 19, 2015
By:
Chief Arvol Looking Horse

At the age of 12, it seemed that I had no choice in the decision of being the next bundle keeper. At that time I went through the coming of age ceremony. I was told that the spirit chose me.

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