Culture

March 25, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A little-noticed definition of “civilization” is this: “the forcing of a particular cultural pattern on a population to whom it is foreign.” The key word is “forcing,” which implies some agency that engages in the process of forcing a particular cultural pattern on a population or nation.

March 25, 2015
By:
Richard Iron Cloud

To Whom It May Concern:

March 24, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

I was visiting my friend and some of his relatives yesterday and we were discussing the usual happenings on the rez and Indian country in general.

March 22, 2015
By:
Ruth Hopkins

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.

March 21, 2015
By:
Melvin Lee Houston

We, as Dakota people, have a shared history of exile, pain and grief. Since 1862, we have been working individually and collectively to recover from that pain and renew our beautiful way of life. This is challenging work.

March 20, 2015
By:
David Wilkins

In 1854, Chief Seattle spoke to a group of early settlers. “Your dead cease to love you and the land of their nativity as soon as they pass the portals of the tomb and wander away beyond the stars,” he said.

March 18, 2015
By:
Winona LaDuke

Let me just say I am a fan of the Irish. Not a lick Irish, but I love the Irish, their music, their tragic sense of humor, resilience—and their food. Well maybe not the food, and I’m not much of a drinker, so not even a Guinness.

March 18, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole.

March 12, 2015
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

In 1968, Vine Deloria, Jr.

March 11, 2015
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

The rich age much differently than you and I.
 By the time the inordinately opulent oligarch reaches 70, he's spent a lifetime excessively indulging in anything money or muscle can buy. That's a lot of whores and hubris, caviar and orgies in the Caribbean. Yes, his mind has gone all to mush.

March 05, 2015
By:
Karlene Hunter

There has been a lot of media lately regarding cultural insensitivity and/or ignorance at the Oscars and New York City’s Fashion Week. There's always media attention when celebrities are involved.

March 02, 2015
By:
David E. Wilkins

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

February 25, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

The Oscars seem to produce a Sacheen Littlefeather moment every year, and this year Patricia Arquette, accepting the little gold guy for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, departed from t

February 25, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

There is Women's History Month, Native American History Month, Latino History Month, Jewish American History Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and so on.

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