In my column, “The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Law of Christendom,” I quoted Judge Catron of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, “Our claim is based on the right to coerce obedience” which
In 1491, throughout the immense geographical area now commonly called the Western Hemisphere, our original free nations were existing independent of any Christian European claims of domination in any of our national territories.
Last month, in response to a request by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced legislation intended to facilitate a federal-state land exchange of around 2,000 acres of federally owned land in the Black Hills. Rep.
It all adds up and becomes more. At one point this past spring the Camp of the Sacred Stones consisted of approximately 100 people who wanted to protect the waters.
A few days ago I posted a short blurb on my Facebook page reminding Haudenosaunee people that our Confederacy has a long standing treaty relationship with the Sioux Nations.
Approval of the colonizing Dakota Access Pipeline project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the resulting conflict with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation has a historical context.
I recently attended a play put on by a Native production company under the command of the acclaimed Lakota playwright, Larissa FastHorse.
The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor.
Don't look for an understanding of Indian Peoples in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book, The New Trail of Tears, despite its subtitle, "How Washington is Destroying American Indians." Riley separates Indian people—individuals—from Indian Peoples.
As Native people we are no strangers to grief. Profound grief. With a growing literature on historical trauma, we have clearer understandings about how the political realities of colonization have affected us on the individual level.
There is a whole history of massacres against tribes that doesn’t really need to be documented in this story. The history of violence is something that is practically part of Native peoples’ DNA. It’s certainly part of our genetic memory, incorporated into our genetic code.
Luci Tapahonso (Navajo) wrote the text for a photo essay in the July 2016 issue of Smithsonian magazine: "For Mor
Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth.