Ruth Hopkins
4/30/13

Last week, grassroots opponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline hoping to halt its development were successful in submitting over 1 million comments before the State Department’s established April 22, 2013 deadline....

Ruth Hopkins
3/30/13

Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government not that long ago....

Ruth Hopkins
2/17/13

This past Thursday, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the 11th Annual State of the Indian Nations Address....

Ruth Hopkins
2/10/13

Genocide has found a new disguise: that of adolescent suicide. According to the Indian Health Service, Natives who fall between 10 and 24 years of age have the highest rate of suicide of all racial groups. Despite this epidemic, we’re still failing to address it head on....

Ruth Hopkins
2/1/13

Once upon a time, Natives gathered around a campfire to share stories. While these tales were used to educate, instill values, and preserve culture and history, they also provided us with a means of creative expression and intellectual dialogue, and they were entertaining too....

ICTMN Staff
8/23/12
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya , is urging the United States government and state and local authorities in South Dakota to c...
Ruth Hopkins
7/4/12

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....

Ruth Hopkins
6/7/12

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....

Ruth Hopkins
4/13/12

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....

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