American history consists of history written primarily from the perspectives of white American historians. This is the truth that many Natives live with regularly. As a researcher and scholar I encounter this situation on a daily basis.
How are we to accurately interpret the word “reconciliation in the title of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada?
The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California.
When I was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives, I was proud to have earned the support of my people of House District 5 in McKinley & San Juan Counties to represent their voice in the Roundhouse.
In one context, “to reconcile” means “to restore a friendship.” A question thus arises regarding the kind of relationship now existing between our Original Nations and dominating societies, such as Canada or the United States: How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed betwe
A few years ago my son and I were attending a Sunday service at the Albuquerque Indian Baptist Mission here in my neighborhood. The regular church pastor, who is Creek/Arikara, was out of town and he invited a guest speaker to give the sermon.
On February 19, 2010, The Greanville Post republished “How Cruel Were the Spaniards?” by Iris Engstrand, an emeritus history professor at the University of San Diego.
There is a movement underway to erect a statue in honor of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in Balboa Park, in that part of the Kumeyaay Nation territory commonly called “San Diego.” San Diego Union Tribune columnist Logan Jenkins calls attention to the campaign to create a bronze statue for Balboa in his M
The social revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s was a time of positive change for American Indian people and America in general.
History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
The remark above is attributed to Mark Twain without any evidence. Who said it remains a mystery, but we are living it in the 2016 elections.
The March 3, 2016 murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras reminded me of John Bodley’s book Victims of Progress (1982).
March 12 marks the 44th Anniversary of an important part of the Indian Civil Rights Movement, when 12 Indian employees at the Bureau of Indians Affairs’ Plant Management Engineering Center filed a formal complaint against the bureau stating discriminatory practices in training, hiring and promoti
On January 17, 1893, a group of American sugar barons and plantation owners, backed by the United States military, overthrew Queen Lili’uokalani of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and imprisoned her in her own palace. The coup led to the dissolving of the Kingdom and its illegal annexation by the U.S.
In a column written for Indian Country Today Media Network, Alvin Manitopyes commented on the film, The Revenant. He concluded on a very false note: that First Nations “women were perceived as p