Opinions

7/22/16
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André Crmblit
It is hard to make sense of the horrors of the past couple weeks. We have seen more tragedies with deaths involving the police and men of ethnic backgrounds. Sadly it is becoming all to common to start the day with news that there has been another...
7/21/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
White supremacists have long associated themselves with Christianity, despite the fact that Jesus was not a white man. U.S. Representative Steve King provided a high profile example of such white supremacy on July 18, 2014, in a televised panel...
7/20/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth. Let us also acknowledge that our nations were then existing free and...
7/19/16
BY:
Charles Trimble
It is only the grandmas and grandpas in Indian country that may have any memories of the violent revolutionary times of the 1960s and early 1970s; but even many of them have no personal recollections, because all the rioting and destruction was...
7/19/16
BY:
Dave Archambault Sr.
On June 25, 1976, Hobart Keith, a Judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, kicked the doors of the Pine Ridge jailhouse wide open and freed the Indian prisoners in honor of the famous downing of the 7th Calvary some 100 years before in a Montana...
7/18/16
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Steve Russell
After lawyering up and making sure that nothing in his narrative would conflict with video evidence—and don't take this to be a criticism, just a complaint that it's not two-way—the officer who shot Philando Castile has spoken through his attorney....
7/18/16
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Mike Myers
Anyone watching the American Supreme Court knew something was up because it was taking them so long to render a decision in the Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw case. So it wasn’t too surprising that they deadlocked in a 4-4 split on...
7/17/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
Inspired by Carlos Castenada’s ethnography where he follows around a made-up, "magic" Native, I did some of my own ethnography, and followed around a few made up white people from various regions, to log their mysterious ways of life and states of...
7/16/16
BY:
Frederich Trenchard
The spoof used to justify taking native Hawaiian land using local law, according to the Inouye conjecture, is no inherent federal protection exists “yet." The legal action substantiates this is a cleverly disguised political lie. A 1980 legal action...
7/15/16
BY:
Hanna Velazquez
This blog was originally posted as "Words From a Woman With Tears On a Badge" on Hanna Velazquez's blog NotYett. I am a lover of written words. And today I despise them. For I’ve tried and tried, and they can’t in any way describe wrecking sorrow,...
7/13/16
BY:
Terri Miles
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night. I had a kid in the car, my niece. The usual crew attending to her couldn't handle the gymnasium stairs so I was drafted to watch over her. She was good; she made me feel...
7/13/16
BY:
Qristina Cummings
I wasn’t surprised that “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” crossed this particular line and featured “Native-inspired” headdresses and clothing. I am Romani, pejoratively referred to as “Gypsy.” The word “Gypsy” has been used to refer to many separate...
7/12/16
BY:
Johnny Rustywire
Old Man Kee Bedonie sat down at the small wooden table at his place and looked out through the screen door to the east as the sun set and from there the colors of the rainbow appeared, turning everything gold, yellow, orange with a tinge of purple...
7/11/16
BY:
Rosita Kaa háni Worl
The threads of history, culture and ancestry form a timeless and unbreakable weave in Native American life. The elders who came before us are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. Their wisdom, knowledge and beliefs guide and center...

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