Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids....

7/4/12
Ruth Hopkins

We’ve all heard the story by now: the vicious attack by a nude, face-eating cannibal in Florida over Memorial Day weekend. On a ramp of the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Rudy Eugene spent approximately 18 minutes chewing the face off of a homeless man....

6/7/12
Ruth Hopkins

For plains Tribes, the preservation of grasslands is crucial to the survival of our culture. Its unique configuration of Native plants and grasses provide us with medicine, tools, shelter, and food....

4/13/12
Ruth Hopkins

I moved away from home two months ago for work. For the past six years, I’d been living on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate where I am enrolled....

3/17/12
Ruth Hopkins

During the Monday, January 23, 2012 episode of Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS talk show, a sketch about Christopher Columbus was featured during a "Fan Correction" segme...

1/28/12
Ruth Hopkins

Before Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton, the Lakota studied astronomy. Many indigenous peoples did. They were natural scientists....

1/12/12
Ruth Hopkins

On New Years Eve, President Obama signed The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)  into law....

1/7/12
Ruth Hopkins

Time magazine selected “The Protestor” as its 2011 Person of the Year....

1/3/12
Ruth Hopkins

Earth, the blue planet. Earth’s blue appearance in space is due to that fact that 70% of its surface is covered in water....

9/27/11

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