Ruth Hopkins
12/19/14

…And Native appropriation continues to evolve in ever more bizarre "fashion."...

Ruth Hopkins
10/28/14

When a loved one becomes ill, we often feel helpless. Seven years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The malignancy was relatively far along when discovered, so there was no time to adjust to the news. She underwent a mastectomy within days, and began cancer treatment soon after....

Ruth Hopkins
6/28/14

To say that the Black Hills (Kȟe Sapa) hold special significance for the Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation) is an understatement. They’re not only our traditional homelands, where our ancestors once lived, they’re sacred....

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...
Ruth Hopkins
4/25/14

Cannabis legalization is a hot topic. After decades of collective societal distain for the plant ala Reefer Madness, public opinion now seems to be swaying in favor of its use, especially where its medicinal properties are concerned....

Ruth Hopkins
4/11/14

In recent weeks, social media erupted in outrage after it was announced that Warner Brothers had cast Rooney Mara, a non-Native actress, to play the part of Tiger Lily, a Native character, in a new adaptation of Peter Pan....

Ruth Hopkins
2/21/14

Living in the Dakotas isn’t for everyone, primarily because of the weather. In the summer, it gets hot and sticky. Thunderheads appear on the horizon, hail stones rain down, and tornadoes materialize from on high to rage across the prairie....

Ruth Hopkins
12/8/13

Since the passing of fellow Indigenous tribesman Madiba Nelson Mandela, much of mainstream media has attempted to paint him in their own colonial image, once again revising history to make the Federal Government and it’s allies look good, and thereby use him to suit their own purposes....

Ruth Hopkins
11/10/13

Who decides who is Indian? In pre-colonial times, it was obvious. Indigenous individuals were part of a whole tribal society. They were simply one of the People....

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