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....

Ruth Hopkins
12/24/14

Tis the Season. Christmas time, along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, mistletoe, ugly holiday sweaters, and the onslaught of sweaty suburban shoppers crowding shopping centers, is once again upon us....

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....

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