March 03, 2015
Stanley Heller

How can we help in an effort to change the mascot of a North Haven (Conn.) high school away from the “Indians”? An alumnus, Talia Gallagher, who is now a student at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. started a petition campaign to change the name.

February 28, 2015
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Occasionally I receive messages from readers who take issue with some of the things I write about. Sometimes they are people with no indigenous ancestry who are offended by what they see as a divisive, race-based ideology.

February 26, 2015
Stanley Heller

At the start of December I came late to a Ferguson protest being held in New Haven and started video recording. Happily I got a good chunk of the remarks of an American Indian student at Yale, Sebastian Medina-Tayac. It’s here entitled

February 25, 2015
Julianne Jennings

There is Women's History Month, Native American History Month, Latino History Month, Jewish American History Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and so on.

February 24, 2015
Kyle T. Mays

Before every February, I get numerous requests to participate in programming for Black History Month. And I say no to none of them because I love doing them. I’ll pause here to share a brief piece of knowledge in case you didn’t know. In 1926, Carter G.

February 23, 2015
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge African American contributions to the United States and celebrate black identity.

February 17, 2015
Cedric Sunray

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

February 09, 2015
David Rooks

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

… Down to a sunless sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1797

February 08, 2015
Jacqueline Keeler

Last Sunday, I stood in downtown Phoenix with 100 other Native American protestors chanting “No More Victims, No More Stereotypes” and praying for Indigenous women—our sisters—who have fallen to domestic violence, rape, and murder.

February 01, 2015
National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media

Dear Governor Dennis Daugaard, Attorney General Marty Jackley, Mayor Sam Kooiker, Police Chief Karl Jegeris, President John Yellow Bird Steele, Tribal Councilman Ron Duke, and Tribal Councilman Rich Greenwald:

January 25, 2015
Mateo Romero

I was looking forward to seeing American Sniper. I took my brown Native high school-aged son to see it.

December 20, 2014
Kent Nerburn

I have watched with interest as the brouhaha over the Washingon Redskins team name as it spilled over from our nation’s capital to the deepest backwaters of Red and Blue America. And I admit to being puzzled.

December 19, 2014
Ruth Hopkins

…And Native appropriation continues to evolve in ever more bizarre "fashion."

December 03, 2014
Dwanna L. Robertson

I'm not surprised by the recent grand jury ruling against indicting Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Disgusted. Heartbroken. Angry. But not surprised. I know too much to be surprised.