Opinions

4/20/14
BY:
Kiara Imani Williams
Last month, a few of my close girlfriends and I decided to have a girls night. We thought salsa dancing sounded like fun, so we braced the cold weather and ventured into DC, where we ended up at a small salsa dancing club located in Adams Morgan....
4/19/14
BY:
Simon Moya-Smith
I just ordered another, and I don't want to look at the goddamn note—the bill—the one in my pocket. Not again. I'm doomed. Oh well. Que sera sera. The bar is almost empty. Sinatra croons out of speakers unseen about the “wee small hours of the...
4/18/14
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, or the Battle of Tohopeka (“the Horseshoe” in Creek), on March 27, 2014 an estimated 300 citizens, descendants, distant relatives, and friends of Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN...
4/18/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The Washington Redskins new charity, "Original Americans Foundation" (OAF), tills ground tilled long ago by Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Team owner Dan Snyder, wittingly or not, is reinventing an old plow. He appointed (anointed...
4/17/14
BY:
Jay Daniels
While the Cobell Settlement, approved on November 24, 2012 by the U.S. Congress, allocated $3.4 billion to the plaintiffs in the landmark Indian case, the disbursement of the money is still in process. Recently the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals...
4/17/14
BY:
Crystal Willcuts
In Lakota stories, one of our traditional characters is a spider named “Iktomi." He got himself in all kinds of predicaments because he was selfish, greedy, and told lies. Iktomi is a trickster. Keep Iktomi in mind when you read Washington football...
4/16/14
BY:
Jack Duran
After being ignored for nearly six decades the Grindstone Indian Rancheria, located in Glenn County, California, will receive its own representative on the Stony Creek Joint Unified School District Board of Education in Elk Creek, California. On...
Nicholet Deschine
4/15/14
BY:
Nicholet Deschine
Sometimes you don’t realize the magnitude of an issue until it hits close to home. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, I opened an email and to my disbelief I saw a flyer for the Washington Redsk*ns First Annual KTNN Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event was...
4/15/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On December 3, 2013, oral arguments took place in San Francisco as part of a lawsuit that had reached the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. A decision in the case is expected any time now. The suit was initiated by three professors who have sued in an...
4/14/14
BY:
Bryan Brewer
Our Creator, Wakan Tanka, endowed our Lakota people with life and liberty. As Sitting Bull said, “We are free. We choose our own path.” We Lakota established the Lakota Nation, Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires. When the White Buffalo Calf Woman...
4/13/14
BY:
Sharon M. Day
Soon, we begin the third of our River Water Walks. The Ohio River Water Walk begins April 22 in Pittsburgh. The Ohio is the most polluted river in the United States. Once it ran pure and clean and at times the water level was so low, our ancestors...
4/12/14
BY:
Amy Moore & Mike Taylor
Decolonizing essentially means to start thinking like an Indian. “What's your team's name?” asked Betty, the cultural director of the tribe, as she collected $10 from each player. “We're the Tigers! And we're going to win this basketball...
4/11/14
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
In recent weeks, social media erupted in outrage after it was announced that Warner Brothers had cast Rooney Mara, a non-Native actress, to play the part of Tiger Lily, a Native character, in a new adaptation of Peter Pan. We’re all seen this...
4/10/14
BY:
John Christian-Hopkins
I believe so; and, somehow over the course of my leftist life, several of my best friends—people I love and respect—happen to be conservative. One in particular sometimes frustrates me to no end, with views that border on frightening. He’s not just...

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