May 19, 2012
Ungelbah Daniel-Davila

Everyone in Indian country is in an uproar about Johnny Depp playing Tonto in the upcoming flick, The Lone Ranger, but for the wrong reasons.

May 07, 2012
Philip S. "Sam" Deloria

Steven Newcomb wrote a column carried on and on in which he criticized my remarks quoted in Chuck Trimble’s column.

May 04, 2012
Devon G. Peña

I have for some time been analyzing the “ecology of fear” and the climate of hatred it generates to feed the growing menace of presumably random acts of violence in Arizona such as last year’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

May 02, 2012
Simon Moya-Smith

It was 1:30 p.m.

April 26, 2012
Ruth Hopkins

Ancient Indigenous Peoples around the globe have reported unidentified lights in the sky, and even contact with star beings, for millennia. Corroborations of these interactions are found in petroglyphs and related through myths and legends preserved by their descendants who live today.

April 21, 2012
Julianne Jennings

Stereotypes help market American merchandise for more than a century, and the history of their use and abuse offers a strange and telling story of race relations in this country. Starting with sugar, its long history is interwoven with that of the slave trade.

April 13, 2012
Dan Jones

Seen any Indians on TV lately? Probably not, and you’re not likely to. Here's why: The FCC has allowed the American television Industry, which I like to call "a content provider," because the Internet has changed everything. They don’t know what to call themselves either.

March 29, 2012
Julia Keefe

Dear Mr. Wynton Marsalis and fellow Selection Committee Members:

March 22, 2012
Steven T. Newcomb

After reading Steve Russell’s March 20 column “Citizenship and Nations,” I have to wonder why he would publicly challenge one of the strongest words we have in the

March 20, 2012
Steve Russell

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it.

March 06, 2012
Chelsea Vowel

Although the specific legal principles involved may differ, use of the terms Icewine, Roquefort and Navajo all have something in common.

February 25, 2012
Chuck Trimble

Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian boarding schools and other vehicles of “genocide.” The

February 24, 2012
Chelsea Vowel


I see you are confused about what constitutes cultural appropriation. I would like to provide you with resources and information on the subject so that you can better understand what our concerns are.

February 11, 2012
Chipa Wolfe

My god, can the government even count?