Culture

November 16, 2012
By:
Bethany Yellowtail

For those of you connected to Indian country via cyberspace you’ll see that there has never been a more exciting time to be Native American than the present. What I see when I scroll down my newsfeed are a ton of brilliant beautiful Native folk making waves on and off the reservation.

November 15, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Not again!

November 15, 2012
By:
Ungelbah Daniel-Davila

Did you get a chance to see No Doubt’s new music video for their song “Lookin’ Hot”? It was only out for a couple of days before they took it down and issued an apology to the American Indian community. I finally got a chance to hunt it down myself and take a look at it.

November 15, 2012
By:
Celeste Pedri

Like many of us in Indian country, I caught the latest Victoria’s Secret atrocity that followed closely on the heels of Gwen Stefani’s big blunder.  I’d like to move the conversation away from this dominant issue of cultural misappropriation to broaden our understanding of the various ways in whi

November 11, 2012
By:
Sasha Houston Brown

There is something insidiously ironic about being American Indian during the fall of the 21st century.

November 11, 2012
By:
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

November 11, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians.  My own vote turned on threats I perceived to my family.  Your mileage may vary.

November 09, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Not again!

November 08, 2012
By:
Ungelbah Davila

Did you get a chance to see No Doubt’s new music video for their song “Lookin’ Hot”? It was only out for a couple of days before they took it down and issued an apology to the American Indian community. I finally got a chance to hunt it down myself and take a look at it.

November 07, 2012
By:
She the Bear (Britt Reed)

My perspective on cultural appropriation will always be different than most of the outspoken folks in Indian country. I did not grow up on a reservation, nor experience the “classic” urban native experience. I am a Native woman who was adopted out when I was a baby.

October 26, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

He was a hero. Make no mistake about it. And, his death in late October, is a great loss to America, not just American Indians, he challenged us a to be better people.

October 16, 2012
By:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann

In an attempt to expose a character flaw in Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown revealed his own.

October 14, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” he stated.

October 12, 2012
By:
Daniel Garza

For a short time, soon after the first railroad tracks were laid down on the rich agricultural basin of central Washington State around the early 1900s, federal policy allowed government agents to break up the Indian reservations into allotments to be owned by individual Indians in an effort to e

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