Ruth Hopkins
12/24/15

The 2015 Lakota Nation Invitational was this past weekend, so basketball is on everyone’s minds; but for those of us who were born and raised on the Rez, it’s always been a part of our lives....

Ruth Hopkins
12/21/15

I’ve heard it dozens of times: folks justify the appropriation of Native culture and the theft of sacred rites and ceremonies by saying there’s no injury; that it’s essentially harmless, or even beneficial....

John Trudell Mural
ICTMN Staff
12/9/15
Editor’s Note: The following are only a few of the casual remarks from the thinkers/writers/explorers of thought from ICTMN’s Op-Ed stable...
Ruth Hopkins
12/9/15

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Jody Wilson-Raybould, a First Nations woman, as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General....

Ruth Hopkins
11/15/15

Due to colonization and the spread of Christianity throughout Native lands, Indigenous tattooing became taboo during the assimilation era. Even today, it’s discouraged. As a result, the practice went underground....

Ruth Hopkins
10/24/15

Rez Natives love us some Halloween. I mean, what’s not to love about a pagan holiday involving carved produce, telling scary stories, and free candy? It’s like it was created with us in mind....

Ruth Hopkins
10/13/15

Confession: I’m a science nerd....

Frankie Rivera
Ruth Hopkins
9/16/15
Frankie Rivera, a prominent, outspoken urban Native activist from Sacramento, California, lost his battle with brain cancer on August 29, 2015. He was only 38...
Ruth Hopkins
3/22/15

Native women, with their indomitable spirits and ability to create miracles through sheer force of will, are absolutely the reason why the indigenous people of the Western hemisphere managed to survive genocide, against all odds....

Ruth Hopkins
3/17/15

Native Nations predate the existence of the United States of America by thousands of years. Colonists and foreign principalities alike acknowledged our sovereign status when they entered into treaties with tribes....

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