Halloween is the season most synonymous with cultural appropriation. Annually, Native people and allies of Native folks find themselves in uncomfortable situations where they are forced to address racially and culturally insensitive Halloween costumes either on social media or in person.
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop “Columbus Day” in favor of “Indigenous Peoples Day.” This name change is considered to be a great improvement by those who know that Columbus Day stands for a bloody expansion of empire and colonizati
Rez Natives love us some Halloween. I mean, what’s not to love about a pagan holiday involving carved produce, telling scary stories, and free candy? It’s like it was created with us in mind.
Detroit is a cold, stark place. And depending on where you are in the city, it can be gloomy even on the brightest spring or summer days. The narratives written and said about Detroit probably impact my vision of the city as well.
Race is ugly business. The business of race can be seen in the higher rates of incarceration of black Americans. It is in the higher rates black Americans and Native Americans are killed by law enforcement.
The NFL kicks off their first full slate of games on Sunday and the Washington R**skins will host their season opener against the Miami Dolphins.
This column goes out to Chiitaanibah Johnson, who I don’t know but I feel like I know.
I had just moved to beautiful Manatee County, Florida. I decided to walk around my new neighborhood, where I had just purchased a mobile home.
Change doesn’t end with a court ruling.
Over the years I’ve encountered an interesting question usually posed by Canadian or American functionaries and sometimes one of their citizens that goes like this: “Do you really think that a little community of [whatever number] deserves the same rights as a country like Canada or the U.S.?” Ou
Cecil the lion has me rethinking my style choices. I might opt for some hair teasing and furry suits. Maybe we’ve been going about ‘Native Lives Matter,’ all wrong. We’re silly to think the public would care about brown bodies—let’s be cats instead.
Last Thursday the disorderly conduct trial of Trace O’Connell, 41, of Philip, South Dakota wrapped up in Rapid City.
I was raised to be angry at white women. I’m not blaming it on my mom, but she often said white people brought genocide and disease. “We didn’t even have rats,” she said. “They brought them on their boats!” Smallpox this, she said, colonization that.
Submitted By: George J. Abeyta, Uncle of Stallone Trosper, Teacher/Coach, Fancy Feather Dancer Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.