Ruth Hopkins
1/12/12

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

Ruth Hopkins
1/7/12

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

Ruth Hopkins
1/3/12

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

Ruth Hopkins
9/27/11

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

Ruth Hopkins
8/31/11

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....

Ruth Hopkins
8/19/11

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....

Ruth Hopkins
8/14/11

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....

Ruth Hopkins
8/6/11

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....

Ruth Hopkins
7/2/11

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....

Ruth Hopkins
6/3/11

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....

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