David Vergun
12/10/14
Military service for Muskogee and other Native American tribes is more than just a civic duty, said Harry Beaver. For them, the warrior spirit is a way of life...
Simon Moya-Smith
12/1/14

“What are you writing?” the man at the bar asked me.

“A piece on Turkey’s president who recently said Muslims – not Columbus – discovered America.”

“Well …. did they?”

“Of course not!” I blurted. “And neither did the Jews.”

“So it was Columbus, then. …”...

This week’s featured image of Easter Island sculptures is connected to a new article in Current Biology, a scientific

Steve Russell
11/28/14
Anheuser-Busch announced that the Clydesdales would not appear in Budweiser's holiday advertising campaign this year...
Kevin Leecy
10/31/14

In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid....

Dwanna L. Robertson
3/31/14

When Christine Fallin, daughter of Oklahoma governor, Mary Fallin, released a photo of herself wearing a headdress on March 6, she sparked outrage among people who belong to the 37-plus Native Nations established in Oklahoma and across Indian country, in general....

Steve Russell
2/28/14
There’s an Internet meme going around that the name for a group of baboons is a “congress.” Very funny, but untrue...
Simon Moya-Smith
1/22/14

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is a bigot and a braggart.

But so what?

This piece really has nothing to do with that thug in a suit. There will always be racists with dull skulls and deep pockets, and they will get elected to office....

Dwanna L. Robertson
11/19/13

Recently, a tanning salon advertisement touted that Indians not only brought corn to the first Thanksgiving, they brought “sexy color.” After complaints (one of which was mine), the ad was taken...

John Shaffer
11/16/13

I grew up in the white world. Anyone not white was a minority. In school we learned that Christopher Columbus was a hero who discovered America. Indians fought cowboys in the Old West, and Custer was tragically killed by a huge group of “bad savages."...

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