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
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.
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:
I was looking forward to seeing American Sniper. I took my brown Native high school-aged son to see it.
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.
…And Native appropriation continues to evolve in ever more bizarre "fashion."
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.
In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid.
I commonly work with racial equity issues in my role as Indigenous Researcher & Policy Analyst for First Alaskans Institute. With Halloween approaching, I’d like to share my perspective why wearing Native American “costumes” is a bad idea.
Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited—and often mistaken—understanding of Native American history.
Well, at least the Boston Herald had the decency to apologize for a blatantly racist cartoon involving
Over the past two years, we have studied images of Native Americans as represented in a major form of American public art: stamps issued by the United States Post Office.
Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time.