ICTMN Staff
6/28/14
The Native American Journalists Association announced its 2014 NAJA Award winners on June 26, and Indian Country Today Media Network was honored with 17 awards with the majority of...
Ray Cook

Actor Chief Dan George said it best when describing the post-civil war, new model of Indian survival in the classic movie, The Outlaw Josey Wales, “We shall endeavor to persevere.” Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided that the term Redskins when applied to spo...

6/19/14
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

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