Identity

June 21, 2011
By:
ICTMN Staff

"What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for."

I read that quote on a beautiful card I bought in the gift shop of the Acoma Pueblo’s fine museum in New Mexico.

June 16, 2011
By:
Kay Olan

Kanatsiohareke, a Mohawk community located in central New York State, is working hard to help revitalize Kanienkeha, the Mohawk language. The community has been offering Mohawk language immersion classes for the last fourteen years.

June 14, 2011
By:
Gyasi Ross

"...everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it,
and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence."
Christine Quintasket p/k/a Mourning Dove, Okanagan

Congratulations, all Indian graduates.

June 08, 2011
By:
David E. Wilkins

Recently, the U.S.

May 06, 2011
By:
Tina Marie Osceola

Let’s make no mistake about it. May 1, 2011 was a proud day for America. It was a proud day for our Navy Seals, the men and women of our armed forces, and for the President of the United States and his cabinet.

April 06, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

People who get used to having it good think that’s the natural order of things, an all too human reaction.

April 03, 2011
By:
Ivan Makil

My vision for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) begins with a renewed commitment to the founding principles of NIGA, but more importantly a commitment to the founding principles that we maintain as tribes.

March 04, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

The aggregate of ideas commonly called “federal Indian law” involves matters of epistemology—or what Ernst Von Glasersfeld has termed, “how we acquire knowledge of reality, and how reliable and ‘true’ that knowledge might be.” In an essay entitled “An Introduction to Radical Constructivism,” Von

February 15, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

On January 27, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of the American Indians delivered the 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address in Washington, D.C. Mr. Keel is also Lieutenant General of the Chickasaw Nation.

February 10, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

Some years ago now, the late Vine Deloria wrote that as Indians emerged from a time when survival demanded that they emphasize their distinctness, it was natural for them to begin emphasizing instead the characteristics that they shared.

February 09, 2011
By:
David Kimelberg

Two disturbing developments recently hit my radar. The first was an announcement from Washington D.C.’s NFL team that it’s planning to change its name and logo. Okay, that seems innocuous enough. Washington Politicos? Nope. The new name is the Washington Jews.

January 27, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

Someone commented to me recently that she thought the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was fundamentally a document that allowed “nation-states” to identify and control indigenous peoples.

Here’s how I responded:

December 16, 2010
By:
Valerie Taliman

In Navajo culture, there is a teaching that “your words are like a prayer.” Words have the power to manifest our reality, to literally bring things into being.

December 01, 2010
By:
Ray Halbritter

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg still does not get it.

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