For weeks now, I have been struggling to come to terms with what happened in Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray and how to write about it in a way that shows humility, respect, empathy, and a feeling of relationship.
The recent walk out of Native American actors from the set of Adam Sandler’s forthcoming movie The Ridiculous Six has sparked a much-needed conversation on the long-standing racist stereotypes of Native people.
Another blip on the otherwise bland radar of white middle class Eurocentric sensationalist information, that is really pabulum for the masses, and passes for news was recently seen.
Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents.
As a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and a nonprofit professional for more than 18 years, my work is to challenge my colleagues in philanthropy to examine implicit racial bias within our sector.
Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.
An interesting question was posed to me in light of the recent injustice and unrest in Baltimore. The question: is Baltimore or life in Baltimore, comparable to an Indian reservation?
On a dark country road in Indian Country, the lessons of childhood come back quickly when the police pull you over. As a nation debates police violence, we should know that Native people are the ethnicity most likely to be killed by law enforcement.
I am a woman of mixed races. I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way. I grew up wondering exactly where I fit in. Then I went to an all-Indian technical school.
Sometimes it is hard to believe we still have to deal with racist misanthropic garbage that has been heaped on Natives since first contact. In some areas we have come so far, from having a Native as a U.S.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently cut a deal with the U.S.
On February 14, 2014 President Obama began the White House initiative to bring peace to the justice practices of American communities which he named “My Brother’s Keeper.” Today, this initiative continues to address the disparate treatment of African-Americans in
Connecticut activists working on the mascot issue need some suggestions about movies or other cultural events we could use to educate about Indian nations. There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.
When there are too many white people at a venue, I get scared. Please don't judge me; my best friend is white (Hi, Rhonda!) I know some great white people, but it is you bad apples who ruin it for your ethnicity.