Spirituality

May 04, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On April 27, 2010, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See (The Vatican) to the United Nations delivered its official statement on the Doctrine of Discovery at the 9th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

May 03, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

Jonathan Schell died recently.

November 23, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Because traditional Cherokee people taught me a profound insight that I’ve claimed for my own, “the spirit world takes care of its own business,” I understand arguments about religion to be for amusement only.

September 25, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

Dr. Charles Eastman was truly remarkable. Born in 1858, into a traditional Dakota way of life, in what is now commonly called Minnesota, as a teenager he later entered the white man’s world where he converted to Christianity, just as his father had.

September 17, 2013
By:
Rafael Gomez Jr. and Deborah Gangloff

On Sunday, September 21, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s designation of Chimney Rock National Monument, which gave this sacred place the national recognition it deserves.

September 15, 2013
By:
Cedric Dukes

There are many issues in our world, ranging from high unemployment rates, poverty, crime, corruption and failing cities. It’s happening all around the world even in our communities. Experts claim that creating more programs, jobs, and laws will fix these issues. It will fix some but not all.

September 03, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

Ever notice how some dominant society people tend to talk about the past, particularly when it comes to Indian history? “Well that was a long time ago,” some will dismissively say. “You can’t turn back the clock,” is another typical phrase. And then there is this gem: “What’s past is past.”

August 03, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

This past May, I went to the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain to see the original documents issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493, and to see the original Requerimiento (‘the Requirement’) issued by the Spanish crown government in 1513, 500 years ago this year.

July 23, 2013
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

On a commuter jet now—US Airways flight 2128—New York City to Boston.

July 15, 2013
By:
Henrietta Stockel

After nearly 250 years, the Franciscan friars ended their association with the Mescalero and Chiricahua Apaches on July 1, 2013, citing a shortage of priests and harsh economic conditions as causes. No replacements would be available.

May 21, 2013
By:
Tally Monteau-Colombe

Mitakuyapi, Cante waste napeciyuzapi.

May 06, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

The mythical narrative taught by the colonists is that progress is an inevitable march in one direction.

April 08, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

Pope Francis—Jorge Mario Bergoglio—is 76 years old. He is the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope of our time not born in Europe.

March 29, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

The labeling vogue of past generations was often to term both traditional and religious groups in Indian country as offbeat, sometimes as renegades, and possibly as outcasts within tribal communities.

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