Discrimination

January 01, 2013
By:
Waziyatawin

The Idle No More campaign is in full-swing to the north, and Dakota people associated with the 38+2 memorial horse ride have apparently abandoned the struggle for justice for Indigenous people here with the promotion of their mantra “forgive everyone everything.” That feel-good slogan will be lit

December 26, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

If you think the era of political correctness has taught U.S. and European advertisers to create campaigns that are sensitive and intelligent, think again.

December 22, 2012
By:
Donna Ennis

I have been thinking a lot lately about Baby Veronica and how it came to be that this Native child was placed with white adoptive parents.

December 08, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

Civilization, in a standard dictionary, is "the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced." The dictionary equates "advanced" with "the comfort and convenience of modern life." A thesaurus adds "progress, enlightenment, culture, refinement, sophistication

December 05, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

With the holiday season upon us, the advertisements try to get us to all think big and throw a party and invite the neighbors over. In some neighborhoods, that may be easier to suggest than in some others.

December 03, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In Sir Arthur Helps’s book The Spanish Conquest in America (1855), we find a memorable and heart wrenching story of Spanish cruelty and treachery.” A female Indian leade

November 26, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

At Walt Disney World you can have the world at your convenience, cultures of the world with many native cultures from abroad. At Epcot Center you can have the American experience of history with one exception: contemporary American Indians.

November 24, 2012
By:
David Wilkins & Carter Meland

Exalted in grade-school lore as the great coming together of Native peoples and Pilgrim settlers, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. It's the time when we as a nation gathered to appreciate and share what we have—food, fellowship, and football.

November 24, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was 6:15 p.m. on a Wednesday when I attempted to break into St. Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia University campus in New York City. There was a lecture scheduled for 6 p.m.

November 24, 2012
By:
Racheal White Hawk Strong

I’ve been to pow wows before, but this one was different.

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

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