Steve Russell
7/1/15
Why Cherokees? Why do they always claim to be Cherokees? Over five hundred tribes to choose from and the redface bandits always come looking for us...
Matthew Scraper
5/23/15

Rarely, if ever, do I extend myself to a social media rant. This is primarily because I'm not sure that such things ever change opinions and belief systems. That said, I'm going to take a moment to do just that. Feel free to tune out—I won't be offended....

My Body Book of Rules Elissa Washuta
Adrian Jawort
12/1/14
Elissa Washuta, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, writes with fearless, gut-wrenching honesty and ambition in her creatively crafted memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules ...
Christina Rose
12/28/13
Bill Wetzel, Blackfeet, is trying to do something he doesn’t think has been done before...
Steve Russell
8/20/13

Anniversaries matter in the short run as memory markers and in the long run they become traditions. The year 1963 was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and it was used by activists of the time to take another step toward emancipation on the economic front....

Duane Champagne
4/25/13
Countries with indigenous nations usually also have mixed-blood nations composed of people of indigenous descent and other nations or races...
Carol Berry
4/9/13
A tribal nation with what could be North America’s strictest enrollment criteria may soon decide on more flexible rules that might, if adopted, increase the tribe’s current 3,000-p...
Steve Russell
3/28/13

The interplay between law and language is fascinating. “Blood quantum” started without the modern racist connotations in early English cases involving inheritance from a particular person rather than from a racially defined category of persons....

Carol Berry
8/21/12
If she’d planned to tackle some of the most contentious issues in Indian country, a Mvskoke (Creek) sociologist couldn’t have done a better job...
Duane Champagne
7/24/12
Mestizo. Métis . Mixed bloods. Though clearly different, all these terms are used to racially classify people with Indian ancestry...

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