Our determination to survive as distinct Indigenous peoples comes from the will of our ancestors. They suffered unspeakable crimes to their spirits and bodies, and we still struggle to beat back this legacy of genocide. To outsiders, it might appear as if the Indian wars are over.
The Background and Context of Native American Heritage Month
The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.
Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.
“YOU’LL MOCK DEATH BUT ONCE!”
I moved away from home two months ago for work. For the past six years, I’d been living on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate where I am enrolled.
After reading The New York Times's article, “Brutal Crimes Grip an Indian Reservation,” by Timothy Williams, pub
February 17 was a warm sunny day, a far cry from what we have come to expect for a winter day here in the Northeast, and I should have been out enjoying it.
My god, can the government even count?
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
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
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.
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.