Opinions

9/15/10
BY:
Randi Rourke
A recent spot on National Public Radio brought deserved attention to a most sacred ceremony of Indian peoples. The Isnati Awica Dowanpi (Coming of Age) ceremony for Dakota girls was featured on NPR’s fascinating special series, “Hidden World of...
4/14/10
BY:
Steve Russell
About the time the hot water hit the mocha java hazelnut coffee beans, cousin Ray Sixkiller showed up. That would be “cousin” in the Indian sense, because Ray came up with this really complicated story about the long-standing relationship between...
3/24/10
BY:
Katsi Cook
About 15 years ago, brain tissue from 33 infants who succumbed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was taken from Northern Plains tribes, including Pine Ridge, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River, as part of the Aberdeen Indian health Service Infant...
10/14/09
BY:
Valerie Taliman
The Oct. 9 headlines read: “Sweat lodge disaster” and “2 dead, 19 taken to hospitals, 64 people in sweat lodge.” Except that it wasn’t a real sweat lodge. It was a bastardized version of a sacred ceremony sold by a multimillionaire who charged...

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