Dwanna L. Robertson
12/3/14

I'm not surprised by the recent grand jury ruling against indicting Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Disgusted. Heartbroken. Angry. But not surprised. I know too much to be surprised....

Dwanna L. Robertson
4/18/14

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 a...

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....

Dwanna L. Robertson
11/28/13

As a researcher, I talk to other Native people about shared social issues. Sometimes we discuss the history and impact of federal Indian law, tribal politics, or the “real Indian” meme....

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...

Dwanna L. Robertson
9/20/13

We all know it’s that time of year. I wrote about it around the same time last year....

Dwanna L. Robertson
9/9/13

I love teaching. I love how students are open to new information and give critical thought about contemporary social issues. Mostly, I teach about social injustices that accompany the experience of being racialized (labeled) as not-white....

Dwanna L. Robertson
3/13/13

“There is no better place for a vibrant Indigenous and Cherokee Studies program than NSU, which serves as a monument to the intellectual history of the Cherokee Nation.” — Wilma P. Mankiller, “Memo to Dr. Don Betz,” January 19, 2010....

SImon Moya-Smith
12/13/12
In September, Dean Chavers, the director of Catching the Dream—an organization that awards scholarships to Native American students—was hammered by readers for allegedly oversimpli...
Dwanna L. Robertson
10/24/12

After hanging up from a marathon talk with one of my best friends, Stephany, I suddenly remembered that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It reminded me that cancer is the leading cause of death among Indian women, with heart disease coming in as a close second....

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