Culture

October 11, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Many of us remember learning and singing the bubbly little pre-school nursery rhyme "Ten Little Indians" as we sat in a circle with our legs crossed, Indian style.

October 08, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I am trying to write this day without mentioning the lost European’s name. There are store sales in his honor. That’s a distinctly American thing; if you are a dead white man that did something spectacular, you would know because they create sales offers in your name.

August 17, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

I was first introduced to Tex Willer while attending a pow wow in Italy; yes Italy— where Indians are served cheese lasagna and vino as opposed to frybread and lemonade for their participation after a days-worth of dancing and drumming.

August 16, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

As the wind breathes out of Wind Cave in my face, I am reminded of the creation of humans and my own small place in this magnificent world. Wind Cave National Park is named for the cave itself, called Washun Niya, or the Breathing Hole of Mother Earth by the Lakota People.

August 15, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

On August 25, 1,942.66 acres divided into five tracts of land located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is slated to go up for auction.

August 12, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

If you are more familiar with Native Peoples and This Week From Indian Country Today magazines than XXL or The Source, you may want to take a clos

August 03, 2012
By:
Kevin Powell

“How come all these crazies are white boys?” my white male friend Michael Cohen asked me via email in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting.

August 02, 2012
By:
Crystal Willcuts

Oh Chick-fil-A, when will you love again? Why drag waffle fries into this? They are innocent I tell you!

July 30, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

The desire to see a successful Native North America has long been espoused by federal governments on all sides of the North American border. By Mexico, Canada, and the United States alike.

Pride follows success, so the motivational lecture goes.

July 24, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Sovereignty is not what it used to be, and I am not speaking of Indian sovereignty in particular. Sometimes I think about the rise of the nation-state with bemusement at the customs of historians.

July 04, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids.

July 04, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Today, July 4, the United States of America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.

June 25, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

It is common to see the term “conspiracy” used in a disparaging manner, especially when it comes to such issues as the JFK assassination and 9/11.

June 22, 2012
By:
Tina Hagedorn

This is the final in a three-part series that discusses the ultimate benefits of branding and marketing tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.

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