Discrimination

July 30, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

Last Thursday the disorderly conduct trial of Trace O’Connell, 41, of Philip, South Dakota wrapped up in Rapid City.

July 27, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

I was raised to be angry at white women. I’m not blaming it on my mom, but she often said white people brought genocide and disease. “We didn’t even have rats,” she said. “They brought them on their boats!” Smallpox this, she said, colonization that.

July 26, 2015
By:
Cynthia K. Dunne

When I left my job after 28 years as a federal prosecutor to volunteer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, I was warned by a friend in the community, “do yourself a favor, never state an opinion about Leonard Peltier.” We both assumed I would opp

July 23, 2015
By:
George J. Abeyta

Submitted By: George J. Abeyta, Uncle of Stallone Trosper, Teacher/Coach, Fancy Feather Dancer Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.

July 20, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

The first official national flag of the Confederacy, often called the “Stars and Bars," was flown from March 4, 1861 to May 1, 1863. German-Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama, designed it.

July 16, 2015
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

The 1960s had a great impact on me.

July 15, 2015
By:
Micah Armstrong

Patriotism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “love that people feel for their country”. Though honestly, in my opinion, the patriotism that Americans feel for this country is false, because this country is not theirs.

July 13, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

On July 9 the Associated Press reported that while visiting La Paz, Bolivia, “Pope Francis apologized…for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas,” (story by Nicole Winfield and Frank Bajak).

July 10, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

An innocent woman minding her own business was killed by a convicted felon in the country illegally who was on the streets of San Francisco because the local jail had ignored a “detainer” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

July 05, 2015
By:
Gregory Smithers

The past two weeks has reminded Americans of just hard it is to escape the legacy of the Civil War. The Confederate battle flag—a symbol of racism for millions—appears on everything from license plates to string bikinis.

July 03, 2015
By:
Terese Marie Mailhot

In Defense of Pocahontas: Disney’s Most Radical Heroine,” written by Sophie Gilbert and published by The

July 01, 2015
By:
David Shorter

I’m not an Indian. It’s okay.

July 01, 2015
By:
Micah Armstrong

Half-breed, mixed-blood, metis… These words are more than familiar to us who are not full-blooded American Indians.

June 30, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

Do you ever get tired of hearing about the plight of the American Redskin? Do you ever get tired of hearing about how pitiful it is to be Native American from our own Native writers, the mainstream American press, and international media outlets? I do. I get pretty sick and tired of it.

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