The following opinion was adapted from a presentation at the roundtable, “The Colonial Politics of Civility: Implications of the Steven Salaita case for Indigenous Studies and Beyond,” held during the Native American and Indigenou
As the last names of this year’s graduates were announced in Chamberlain you could hear the drum group singers gain strength with this year's honor song. While the song still remains outside this boarder town gymnasium the singing of the song is slowly becoming the norm.
Stories about dandelions have been told by Native Peoples of Turtle Island for thousands of years. For example, there is an Ojibwe legend about the South Wind falling in love with the dandelion.
Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.
When I first started university teaching, I was many times the bearer of shocking news to some young woman that her grandmother was not allowed to vote.
Dear Ms. Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report,
Some of my fondest memories attending the University of Oklahoma were whipping up on frat boys on the intramural football fields and basketball courts in the mid-to-late 1980s. They couldn’t stand me. I was their antithesis.
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers.
The Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School held its first ever Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner October 23, 2014. The recipient, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), class of 1993, is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S.
Editor’s Note: From time to time, our contributors find themselves in far flung places doing very interesting and world changing things. It appears that it is Jennings turn to turn on the world to indigenous thinking and world views.
For two decades, the Dakota Consortium of Treaty Schools (DACTS), has worked with our friends in Congress to address the sad state of school facilities in Indian country.
The rescinded appointment of Professor Steven Salaita to the level of Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is easily one of the most controversial events in recent years.
I remember my first week at Dartmouth College. It was after a week-long bus ride from California. Dartmouth, the Ivies, the East Coast, College in general, they are all worlds away from the reality of the California Rez (American Indian Reservation).