Symbols

May 27, 2013
By:
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is meant as a day to remember all those who have died while in military service. This Memorial Day I think it important that you remember the day from a military mind. It is not about you or your vacation.

May 21, 2013
By:
Tally Monteau-Colombe

Mitakuyapi, Cante waste napeciyuzapi.

January 14, 2013
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

 

November 11, 2012
By:
Sasha Houston Brown

There is something insidiously ironic about being American Indian during the fall of the 21st century.

November 11, 2012
By:
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

September 17, 2012
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

With football and the fall season—which is always tough for Native folks because of the U.S.’s insistence on honoring Columbus, the awful Pocahontas Halloween costumes, and the ever-present Thanksgiving mythology of the goodness of the pilgrims and the simple-mindedness of Indigenous people—fast

October 29, 2011
By:
Arlene Hirschfelder

It is predictable. At Halloween, thousands of children (and adults) trick-or-treat in Indian costumes. At Thanksgiving, thousands of children parade in school pageants wearing plastic headdresses and pseudo-buckskin clothing.

August 19, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

While the misappropriation of American Indian cultures and imagery by western society has persisted for decades, there's been a gradual uptick in the misrepresentation of Native peoples in the past several years.

May 21, 2011
By:
Kevin Gover

Congress established the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989, noting that the establishment of the museum within the Smithsonian would “give all Americans the opportunity to learn of th

May 09, 2011
By:
Tim Johnson

Included in the millions of people throughout the United States and around the world who welcomed the demise of Osama Bin Laden were American Indians. Not since Adolf Hitler has there been such a universally despised figure, so replete with immoral sentience.

May 05, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

I’m opposed to the death penalty, as most judges are in private. It’s not something we can say out loud when the most common reason is not trusting our own lives to the system that decides life or death for others. We can’t make a habit of admitting the system makes mistakes.

March 11, 2011
By:
David Trout Staddon

The Indian nickname and mascot debate continues. The most prevalent argument in favor of them is that they “honor” Indians. The real question is, “Where is the ‘honor’ in being a mascot?”