Racism

August 18, 2012
By:
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 10, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Once in a while a book comes along that is transformative. Murder State, by Brendan Lindsay, is such a book. Recently released by University of Nebraska Press, Murder State is heart- wrenching and deeply informative.

August 09, 2012
By:
Harsha Walia

The Oak Creek Gurudwara is my brother’s and frequently my parents' sangat. Over the years, they have described to me how, with deep love and commitment, the community came together to build the Gurudwara.

August 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining.

July 10, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Gli Indiani d'America sono Uomini, Non Hamburger!

July 07, 2012
By:
Ryan Dreveskracht

Rape in Indian country has recently become the subject of partisan campaign fodder and, even worse, systemic racism in Washington, D.C.

July 04, 2012
By:
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 28, 2012
By:
Delvin Cree

When addressing justice for American Indians the subject is often sensitive and at times things can get very controversial. No matter the results, eventually we all deal with it and move on.

June 25, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

It is common to see the term “conspiracy” used in a disparaging manner, especially when it comes to such issues as the JFK assassination and 9/11.

June 20, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Historical accounts of the European treatment of American Indians are marked by the little noticed phenomenon of dehumanization.

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 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 31, 2012
By:
Lise Balk King

In western South Dakota, it’s all about perception. If you are Indian, or appear to be Indian, you are routinely judged by the color of your skin regarding the content of your character. If you are white, there is also a set of assumptions made by those standing on the other side.

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