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
Ruth Hopkins

What does it mean to be an American Indian? For some, the answer is simple: one is American Indian if they possess a specific degree of Indian blood. This standard definition originates in the federal government’s enactment of blood quantum law....

8/31/11
Ruth Hopkins

While the misappropriation of American Indian cultures and imagery by western society has persisted for decades, there's been a gradual uptick in the misrepresentation of Native peoples in the past several years....

8/19/11
Ruth Hopkins

I grow wildflowers. Part of the price one pays for enjoying the beauty of an organic flower garden is spending a considerable amount of time pulling weeds....

8/14/11
Ruth Hopkins

I had been visiting a friend that night and lost track of the time. When I realized it was past curfew, I decided to walk home. The path home was well-worn but poorly lit. About halfway there, I heard rustling coming from a nearby bush. Within seconds, he was on top of me, holding me down....

8/6/11
Ruth Hopkins

Most people in the United States are unaware of what an important role plants play in the field of medicine. Plants are the original source material for nearly 40% of all pharmaceutical remedies in the United States....

7/2/11
Ruth Hopkins

In this day and age, it can be easy to slide into apathy. Globally, we’re wrestling with enormous problems, and there are no simple answers....

6/3/11
Ruth Hopkins

The anger in Indian country over the association of Osama Bin Laden with Geronimo is palpable, and rightly so. Aligning the Apache leader Geronimo—who fought valiantly for his tribal homeland and people against incredible odds—with the cowardly mass murderer Osama Bin Laden is beyond offensive....

5/7/11
Ruth Hopkins

Whether recognized in ceremony by cap and gown alone, or punctuated with eagle feathers, honor songs or star quilts lovingly sown by aunties and grandmothers, graduations are public acknowledgements that students have met academic and professional standards....

5/27/11
ICTMN Staff
11/13/12
Many in Indian country were upset by pictures of supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss wearing a sacred feather headdress and very little else at the lingerie maker's...

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