Ray Cook, Opinions Editor

For quite some time, the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians mascots' images never bothered me....

10/27/13
Ray Cook, Opinions Editor
Sadotturday I was made to remember what it is like to celebrate a holiday that has nothing to do with me. Columbus Day in the U.S. and Thanksgiving in Canada....
10/14/13
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is meant as a day to remember all those who have died while in military service. This Memorial Day I think it important that you remember the day from a military mind. It is not about you or your vacation....

5/27/13
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

Dear Readers:...

5/17/13
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

In the Northeast among the forests and along the shores of Iroquoia we have a dance called the Women’s Shuffle Dance, or the Women’s Dance. The men sing an ancient song meant to honor and recognize the role of women and the female spirit....

2/18/13
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I am trying to write this day without mentioning the lost European’s name. There are store sales in his honor. That’s a distinctly American thing; if you are a dead white man that did something spectacular, you would know because they create sales offers in your name....

10/8/12
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I remember looking through a book on Massena (Akwesasne Mohawk Territory) history, studying the pictures and seeing my uncle, Noah Cook. It was 1922. Uncle Noah had to have been 18 or so years old at the time....

9/24/12
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

A while ago someone asked me if we should ask for an apology from Matt Lauer for his Indian-giver slight that occurred during...

9/14/12
Ray Cook

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) recently issued a statement after the passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, in which he argued that trib...

5/8/12
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

When I sat down to write this column, I wanted to tell you about how well ICTMN is doing in promoting our (Indigenous) interpretation of the world through presenting our view of news, events and thought...

4/3/12

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