November 11, 2012
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

November 08, 2012
Ungelbah Davila

Did you get a chance to see No Doubt’s new music video for their song “Lookin’ Hot”? It was only out for a couple of days before they took it down and issued an apology to the American Indian community. I finally got a chance to hunt it down myself and take a look at it.

November 07, 2012
She the Bear (Britt Reed)

My perspective on cultural appropriation will always be different than most of the outspoken folks in Indian country. I did not grow up on a reservation, nor experience the “classic” urban native experience. I am a Native woman who was adopted out when I was a baby.

November 05, 2012
Vincent Schilling

On Saturday November 3, Indian country celebrated a bit of a victory and was paid a not a small amount of respect from Gwen Stefani of the group No Doubt.

October 26, 2012
Winona LaDuke

He was a hero. Make no mistake about it. And, his death in late October, is a great loss to America, not just American Indians, he challenged us a to be better people.

October 21, 2012
Cedric Sunray

I recently read an article concerning the murder of a highly articulate, cultural young Indian woman who w

October 16, 2012
Larry Spotted Crow Mann

In an attempt to expose a character flaw in Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown revealed his own.

October 10, 2012
Laura Waterman Wittstock

A ton of ink has been spilled on the subject of the Elizabeth Warren run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Most of the writing on the Indian side of opinion is whether or not Warren has a legitimate claim to her Delaware and Cherokee ancestry.

September 17, 2012
Dwanna L. Robertson

With football and the fall season—which is always tough for Native folks because of the U.S.’s insistence on honoring Columbus, the awful Pocahontas Halloween costumes, and the ever-present Thanksgiving mythology of the goodness of the pilgrims and the simple-mindedness of Indigenous people—fast

August 21, 2012
Cole R. DeLaune

The humid days of late summer have always been a difficult time of year for me.

August 18, 2012
Steven Newcomb

For generations, we,, the original nations and peoples of North America, have been conditioned to think and behave in a dominated manner. This has been part of the process of becoming “civilized,” which is a polite word for “dominated.”

August 11, 2012
Harold Monteau

We need to stop thinking about being "Indian" as being a matter of race or culture (both of which are just part of our reality) and think about being Indian in terms of citizenship in a "Native Nation." Race should not define us although it is part of our reality.

July 04, 2012
Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids.

June 18, 2012
Darren Bonaparte

When it was announced that Kateri Tekakwitha would be declared a saint by Pope Benedict, a British journalist asked me, “What does the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman mean in this cynical, godless age?”