Donna Ennis
6/21/14

The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that rates of co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, especially alcohol, are higher among Native Americans, and that the suicide rate among the Native population is 50 percent higher than the national rate....

Alysa Landry
4/28/14
This Date in Native History: On April 28, 1897, the Chickasaw and Choctaw, two of the Five Civilized Tribes, agreed to abolish tribal governments and communal ownership of land, op...
Jay Daniels
10/5/13

Pondering the state of current affairs impacting Indian country, it amazes me there are so many issues being thrust out there which affect the entirety for most of the tribes. These are important and “key” issues which could have a long term effect on tribes and their tribal members....

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....

Peter d'Errico
1/2/13

Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects is a new book about the campaign to break indigenous social structures by removing the children: "Governments…paid agencies and c...

Dina Gilio-Whitaker
11/19/12

The Background and Context of Native American Heritage Month...

Steve Russell
9/18/12
Will Rogers was born to Cherokee parents in 1879 in Indian Territory, a rural backwater where Indian tribes had been sent to die, yet this Paint Clan Cherokee became internationall...
ICTMN Staff
8/17/12
Indian Land Capital Company (ILCC)—a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps tribes acquire lands for business development, housing and community-based...
Steve Russell
7/23/12
In our time, we can remember where we were when a few transformative events occurred—the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the killing of John Lennon...
Steve Russell
5/16/12

Forrest Carter, Carlos Castaneda, Ward Churchill, Iron Eyes Cody, Jamake HIghwater, Nasdijj, Princess Pale Moon, Andrea and Justine Smith, Mary Thunder, Dhyani Ywahoo....

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