One of my earliest memories is sitting on the porch of Fey’s house with my great Uncle Leonard Super and my brother listening to a broadcast full of static of San Francisco Giants baseball as described by the dulcet tones of Lon Simmon’s mellifluous voice.
Black Indians are constantly confronted with the fact that they do not fit any of society's stereotypes for Native Americans. Those stereotypes are imposed by both whites and sadly, other Indians.
Dan Snyder has said he won’t change the racist name of the Washington football team. One thing that could help change his mind is a campaign to get the Washington Post and all media to refuse to mention the team or its activities.
Actor Chief Dan George said it best when describing the post-civil war, new model of Indian survival in the classic movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, “We shall endeavor to persevere.” Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided that the term Redskins when applied to spo
To many American Indians living on a desolate and rural reservation out west where issues like extreme poverty, substance and sexual abuse, and violence and suicide reign supreme, the popular media focus these days of the Washington Redskins mascot debate can seem baffling.
A new book by Gary Anderson, Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, is bound to attract attention as a "pro-Indian" book. The subtitle, "The Crime That Should Haunt America," will provoke people who minimize the violence against Native Peoples throughout American history.
A couple of years ago, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a function that Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) was also attending. Upon hearing that Congressman Cole is from the Chickasaw Nation, Scalia said: “Don't forget you belong to a conquered race.”
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” -Søren Kierkegaard
Music is a form of art. For the musician it is a way to express their form of originality, talent and or knowledge on the form of art they are presenting.
With identity misappropriation being a regular occurrence these days, my duties as a Native activist have kept me fairly busy.
“NCAI condemns Donald Sterling’s appalling comments regarding African Americans. There is no place in modern society for that kind of hatred and discrimination.
Like an argument around the family dinner table, it's a national debate that seems to never end: Is it fair, nice, intolerant, insulting, or irrelevant to continue to use American Indian names in our sports teams?.
Many critics of a certain football team's use of the "R" word concede that there is no "free speech" issue.