The news of the day after the Michigan Republican primary is not so much how Rick Santorum blew his chance to slow down Willard Romney by insulting working class people in an attempt to insult the President (do you know anybody who does not want an opportunity for college for her children?).
The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the United States Ind
February 17 was a warm sunny day, a far cry from what we have come to expect for a winter day here in the Northeast, and I should have been out enjoying it.
The strength and the endurance of racism and discrimination against American Indians are easily traced to earlier periods of our history that we are desperately trying to understand and reconcile.
When I began attending the University of Oregon, I read The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley, a book based on Haley’s interviews of Malc
In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key part of that history, today marks the 125th year since the U.S.
Some Indian people these days disparage what they call a “victim mentality.” This is aimed at those of us who spend a great deal of time obsessing over all the destruction that our originally free nations and peoples have been subjected to during the past five centuries.
It has been one year since the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen won their long dispute against a constitutional amendment that terminated them
During the Monday, January 23, 2012 episode of Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS talk show, a sketch about Christopher Columbus was featured during a "Fan Correction" segment.
I learned about the banning of Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years from Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo), who blogs at American Indians in Children’s Literature.
The life story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is one of courage, resistance, and great leadership.
Race is not simply about the physical description of human variation. Since its origin in Western science in the eighteenth century, race has been used both to classify and rank human beings according to inferior and superior types.
Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.
Before Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton, the Lakota studied astronomy. Many indigenous peoples did. They were natural scientists.