November 26, 2013
Suzan Shown Harjo

The Washington NFL team “honored” Navajo codetalkers during halftime of the San Francisco-Washington game (Washington lost, again, 27-6).

November 19, 2013
Dwanna L. Robertson

Recently, a tanning salon advertisement touted that Indians not only brought corn to the first Thanksgiving, they brought “sexy color.” After complaints (one of which was mine), the ad was taken

November 16, 2013
John Shaffer

I grew up in the white world. Anyone not white was a minority. In school we learned that Christopher Columbus was a hero who discovered America. Indians fought cowboys in the Old West, and Custer was tragically killed by a huge group of “bad savages."

November 15, 2013
Adrian Jawort

In my hometown of Billings, Mont., the hoopla surrounding the group of parents who want to see Sherman Alexie’s book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, end its run as part of the Skyview High School’s curriculum came to full fruition at a community meeting to discuss its s

November 04, 2013
A-dae Vena Romero & Raymond Foxworth

On November 1, 2013, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits were cut following the expiration of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

October 31, 2013
Alex Jacobs

As a troublemaker I’ve always been ambivalent about the Redskins epithet, because I identify with the redskin that will kill a white dude, scalp him and raise the bloody trophy along with an ear-piercing victory war whoop. Did I make that ritual up?

October 31, 2013
Amy Moore & Mike Taylor

It was a chilly Massachusetts morning in the fall. Grandpa and I were checking out of the extended-stay hotel and the manager Darryl Robinson came to help us carry our belongings to the car. He was an older black gentleman; tall, with hands that had seen some hard manual labor.

October 27, 2013
Ray Cook, Opinions Editor

For quite some time, the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians mascots' images never bothered me.

October 26, 2013
Ruth Hopkins

Ahh, yes. Halloween is just around the corner. Time for pumpkin carving, Trick-Or-Treating, and women dressed like two-dollar hookers wearing headdresses.

October 20, 2013
Crystal Willcuts Cole

Perhaps all of the recent anger and unrest in the world means humanity is moving towards something better. Perhaps these are birth pains pushing us towards light.

October 16, 2013
Dave Lundgren

As a long-time Tribal attorney who has for years fought racism leveled against Tribes and individuals by various external groups and institutions of state, local and federal agencies, I was shocked to have to confront racist ideals voluntarily incorporated into Tribes’ own workers compensation pr

October 14, 2013
Ernest L. Stevens Jr. & Kevin Leecy

As the chairman and vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, we offer this Columbus Day message on behalf of the 184 tribes that form our organization.

September 29, 2013
Julianne Jennings

Mainstream America remains totally unaware of the biological and cultural bonds that exist between African slaves and American Indians—a people created by expulsion, slavery, racism and war caused the collision of cultures that became the crucible of destruction by force, but later provided the t

September 27, 2013
Michael A. Friedman, Ph.D.
The simplest way to dismiss the intensifying national controversy over the word redskin is to insist that the NFL's use of the slur is merely a victimless crime.