Identity

June 12, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

The history of Oklahoma—a Choctaw word meaning “Red People”—has done everything it could to finish the job the U.S.

June 11, 2012
By:
Margo (Kickingbird) DeLaune & Cole R. DeLaune

As an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 1981 alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, veteran scholastic administrator, and lifelong Democrat, I am profoundly disturbed by the emergence of recent details concerning Harvard and one of its law school’s senior faculty member

June 09, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

What and who are the "Ins and Outs" of Indian Country?

June 03, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

No right-wing GOP chubby-belly apologist would dare attempt to persuade civil rights activist Al Sharpton into believing that black-faced caricatures of young African Americans, clad in ripped overalls and Afros, are not disrespectful.

May 25, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

Of all the sovereign authority tribes once held, the least compromised by Congress is the tribe’s ability to determine who is a member of the tribe or who is an Indian.

May 19, 2012
By:
Ungelbah Daniel-Davila

Everyone in Indian country is in an uproar about Johnny Depp playing Tonto in the upcoming flick, The Lone Ranger, but for the wrong reasons.

May 16, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Forrest Carter, Carlos Castaneda, Ward Churchill, Iron Eyes Cody, Jamake HIghwater, Nasdijj, Princess Pale Moon, Andrea and Justine Smith, Mary Thunder, Dhyani Ywahoo.

May 15, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

What’s up, you ask, with the “Native American” uproar in the Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown race for U.S. senator from Massachusetts?

May 11, 2012
By:
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

I listen to NPR nearly every morning just to have some background noise as I fry up an egg, toast a tortilla, and put an ice-cube in my tea so I can gulp it down before scrambling to find my keys and a clean pair of socks. Most days the most relevant news for my life is the weather report.

May 05, 2012
By:
Chelsea Vowel

If you've heard the term 60s scoop and thought it had something to do with ice-cream in ye olden days, I'm here to enlighten you.

April 03, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

When I sat down to write this column, I wanted to tell you about how well ICTMN is doing in promoting our (Indigenous) interpretation of the world through presenting our view of news, events and thought

April 02, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

When you are about one half of one percent of the population, how many people can you afford to leave behind by categorical self-definition?

March 20, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it.

March 18, 2012
By:
Ray Cook

Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha will become a saint in the fall, and the media is looking for the predicted mixed reactions

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