For quite some time I have told people, “They’re called reservations for a reason. If the government had any intention of helping our people and lands, they’d be called preservations.
It is said that everything in creation has a purpose. The honeybee collects nectar from flowers and assists with the plants propagation while providing us with a healthy snack. An ant helps turn up soil and aids in the important work of decomposition.
This summer marks Head Start’s 50th anniversary, a historic milestone in our nation’s commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening windows of opportunity to our most vulnerable children. I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since i
Joe Flood writes in The New York Times article, "What's Lurking Behind the Suicides," that the issue of youth suicide is related to multi-generational sexual abuse that stems from abuse within Indian boarding schools.
It’s strange sometimes, when you start getting into activism; when you start unlearning the lies of a country founded on genocide and thievery.
There was another funeral on the rez last week. This time it was my cousin, Sonny Bobb. This is the fifth death this year, and it's only April. I'm tired of death, and there's no respite.
My name is John Guenther and I have been employed in many positions involving work with people impacted by marijuana. I have seen firsthand the destruction this drug causes.
Hopefully the title of this piece convinced you to read a few lines to get an idea what I am observing on our territories. Together we can sound an important alarm in our communities. Only if we understand the threat can we properly educate others to the danger at our doorstep.
In 1637, Thomas Morton, one of the founders of the settlement at Mount Wollaston (now Quincy, Mass.) gave a description of the Indians in New England that mentioned their admirable perfection in the use of the senses, and in particular, “their eyes":
Editor’s Note: Reprints of advance reviews of Darkness in El Dorado by Patrick Tierney are currently circulating on online, and a recent post from Newpower was cited as the lead-in to the columnist Steve Newcomb’s dissection of the dehumanizing effects of anth
Growing up on Indian reservations we were afraid to see a dentist, afraid of having mouth pain. That wasn’t just because dentists are scary to little kids. The fear was that we would have pain and never be able to get help.
In 1854, Chief Seattle spoke to a group of early settlers. “Your dead cease to love you and the land of their nativity as soon as they pass the portals of the tomb and wander away beyond the stars,” he said.