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Tradition

February 11, 2012
By:
Chipa Wolfe

My god, can the government even count?

December 29, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

The title of David Satter’s new book about the history of the former Soviet Union might well apply to a pervasive American attitude toward United States history in relation to the indigenous peoples of the continent: "It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway." A

December 03, 2011
By:
Vincent Schilling

I have been writing as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network for quite a few years and I was honored, to say the least, when ICTMN’s Opinion/Editorial editor Ray Cook asked if I would

December 02, 2011
By:
Mike Taylor

There was another of those talks on campus one Friday afternoon. The original idea* was proposed by Alexander Abian, a mathematics professor from Iowa who was trained at the University of Chicago and later at the University of Cincinnati.

November 30, 2011
By:
Don George

Logic tells us that people will worry about what's going on in their own backyards before thinking about the trials and tribulations of others. But once again, thinking logically, if people show interest in others' troubles, then they would probably become concerned with their own.

November 23, 2011
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was earlier this month during a snowstorm that I stumbled upon an interesting tidbit of American history—the kind you’d hope would make it into inner city high school textbooks, but somehow gets omitted like so many other things.

November 18, 2011
By:
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

Native people across America have just finished another exhausting campaign to explain to the ignorant and insensitive the inherent racial exploitation of their Indian Halloween costumes.

October 23, 2011
By:
Robert Desjarlait

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest has become a matter of debate in Indian country. Some have chosen to be included under the slogan "We Are The 99%"; others, like me, have not.

October 13, 2011
By:
Litefoot

All journeys have a beginning and an ending. No matter how large or small the endeavor, it begins, and—at some point—it will most assuredly come to an end. The substance of the journey is everywhere in between the start and finish of it.

October 11, 2011
By:
Kimberly Horton

The Cherokee Nation based out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has decided to strip “Freedmen” of their Cherokee rights and to expel them from their nation. Freedmen are African American descendants of slaves.

July 27, 2011
By:
Gyasi Ross

(The following is a satire inspired by Jonathan Swift, with apologies to April.)

Scorching hot hippies. Patchouli oil steaming from the bodies.

July 02, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Most people in the United States are unaware of what an important role plants play in the field of medicine. Plants are the original source material for nearly 40% of all pharmaceutical remedies in the United States.

July 01, 2011
By:
Russell Means

The late Seneca scholar and philosopher John Mohawk said: "In order to be free, you must act free." Mohawk was a contemporary of mine, and he knew the struggle for freedom for indigenous peoples is not theoretical, it is real; it is also difficult, constant and requires remembering where we, as A

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