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Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniersFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (02/23)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (01/19)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with PalestineFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine (01/16)
'Book goes to the historical and political roots of international colonialism.'
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questionsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (01/10)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identityFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (01/06)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian warsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (11/08)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early releaseFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release (11/07)
The feature-length movie was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle.
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life (09/26)
'To 'learn' from 'tribal societies' without destroying them requires recognition of and support for Indigenous self-determination.'
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecueFiled Under: Opinion
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (08/29)
A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.
Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collectionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection (08/24)
The Before Columbus Foundation is recognizing three Native citizens in 2016.
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (08/15)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' bookFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book (08/05)
The title of the concluding chapter in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book says it all: 'Native Americans as Americans.'
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people (08/04)
In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.
Lakota Country Times: New book explores Sioux Nation land claimFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: New book explores Sioux Nation land claim (07/08)
Peter Capossela documents a history of land grabs by the United States that starts with the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people (07/04)
As enslaved Africans came in, New England merchants sent Indian captives out, banishing them to Barbados or somewhere else beyond the seas.
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their storiesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories (06/06)
I dislike people who pose as Indian spiritualists as a means to gaining personal acceptance and trust, as well as for political advantage and even financial gain.
Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump has always been a racial dividerFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump has always been a racial divider (06/06)
Every few days Donald Trump challenges us with his obsession with race, ethnicity, religion and gender and with his relentless effort to alienate us from each other.
Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide' (06/01)
Thousands of California Indians were killed in massacres or murdered following the arrival of European settlers but was it genocide?
Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into TsalagiFiled Under: Education
Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi (05/26)
Myrtle Driver Johnson, a Beloved Woman of the tribe, spent three years working on the children's classic.
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communitiesFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities (05/26)
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group.
Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose' (05/16)
Louise Erdrich's latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person 'do the worst thing possible and still be loved'?
Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation warsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars (05/16)
The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.
Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. eventsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events (05/09)
Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda and Louise Erdrich are being featured.
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestorsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (04/18)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.
Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own storyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story (04/11)
Acoma’s protest seems futile, a classic locking of the barn door after the horses are stolen.
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (03/25)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new pieceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece (03/09)
The British novelist, screenwriter and film producer has set her new story in North America and is drawing complaints about her use of Native imagery.
Native Sun News Review: Lakota author addresses race and youth in bookFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Review: Lakota author addresses race and youth in book (03/01)
Now in the 21st century, the relationship between Indian grandparents and their grandchildren is more important than ever; as many youth today are learning cultural identity through electronic devices.
Native Sun News:  Author Ehana-mani shares tribal star knowledgeFiled Under: National | Technology
Native Sun News: Author Ehana-mani shares tribal star knowledge (02/29)
Ehana-mani’s knowledge of the origin of man transcends the listener to the outer edges of the Universe into the Pleiades Star systems.
Vince Two Eagles: Some background on tribal general assistance programsFiled Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Some background on tribal general assistance programs (02/22)
Most Indian people would rather be working than to be on general assistance.
Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issuesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues (02/18)
The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with?
Native Sun News: Rosebud author Joseph Marshall shares visionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Rosebud author Joseph Marshall shares vision (02/18)
The Lakota language is a romantic, poetic language full of visions, details and emotions which cannot always be put into English words.
Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestlandFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland (02/17)
When I started this column several years back I wanted to share information about the development and contributions of Native peoples to dispel the notion that Native people were ignorant, backward, savages.
Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900sFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s (01/20)
History professor Clifford E. Trafzer is completing a book that details the collaboration between tribal and western medicine.
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slaveryFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | National | World
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery (01/18)
Tribal members, from Apache people to Wampanoags, were forced to work as slaves in Canada and as far away as Bermuda.
Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to worldFiled Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to world (12/04)
As you hoist that extra helping of delicious mashed potatoes (we all do it) this year consider the following FYI to add to your growing knowledge of Native America.
Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writingsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writings (11/24)
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble has spent a lifetime commenting on and spreading a message about Lakota people to mainstream society for decades.
Charles Trimble: Book reveals ugly truth about the genocide of our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Book reveals ugly truth about the genocide of our people (11/23)
Up until recently I generally subscribed to the contention put forth by a California professor in recent news that the terms 'genocide' and 'Holocaust' best describe the systematic mass killings such as those carried out in Nazi death camps.
Author documents war service of California tribal membersFiled Under: National
Author documents war service of California tribal members (11/11)
'Original Patriots' features interviews with 60 tribal members who served in World War II.
Erin Grace: Charles Trimble receives 'Word Sender' awardFiled Under: Opinion
Erin Grace: Charles Trimble receives 'Word Sender' award (11/05)
The Word Sender was still alive in the early 1970s when an Oglala Lakota man named Charles 'Chuck' Trimble returned to Nebraska for a visit.
Gloria Steinem endorses 'Indian Givers' and 'The Sacred Hoop'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Gloria Steinem endorses 'Indian Givers' and 'The Sacred Hoop' (10/29)
The author, activist and feminist recommends two books for people who want to know why Indian history and culture isn't being taught in America.
Review: Few of us really understand George Armstrong CusterFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Few of us really understand George Armstrong Custer (10/26)
Everyone thinks they know George Armstrong Custer, whether from school reports or TV and movies or crossword puzzles.
New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL teamFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Sports
New book provides insight into owner of Washington NFL team (10/15)
Dan Snyder views the racist mascot as part of his 'identity,' writer Mike Freeman asserts.
Review: 'Dark Reservations' offers a political and legal mysteryFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Dark Reservations' offers a political and legal mystery (10/12)
Politics, greed and Native American artifacts provide a sturdy foundation for the compelling debut by John Fortunato, the latest winner of the Tony Hillerman prize.
Professor publishes book about Tule River Tribe in JapaneseFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Professor publishes book about Tule River Tribe in Japanese (09/17)
Kumiko Noguchi received approval from the California tribe to study its history.
Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at universityFiled Under: Education | Law
Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university (09/15)
History professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Sioux Nation rejects sale of Black HillsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Sioux Nation rejects sale of Black Hills (09/11)
The case of the great Sioux Nation exemplifies the persistence among Indigenous nations and Communities to protect their sovereignty and cultures.
Sherman Alexie was fooled by White writer using Chinese nameFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Sherman Alexie was fooled by White writer using Chinese name (09/09)
The 2015 edition of The Best American Poetry includes a poem by a White writer who submitted his work under the name Yi-Fen Chou.
Dana Lone Elk: Sharing some good news about a Lakota writerFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Dana Lone Elk: Sharing some good news about a Lakota writer (08/11)
I finally broke my silence and good news I have been holding in for a couple of months.
Lakota Country Times: Native women featured in book festivalFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Native women featured in book festival (08/05)
Local students and books lovers will be presented with a unique opportunity to hear from two talented local Native authors at this year’s South Dakota Festival of Books.
PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo (07/15)
PEN America guest editor Natalie Diaz talks to poet and musician Joy Harjo. A member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation, Harjo lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (06/29)
Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, is working on a book containing ten of the most powerful survivor stories she’s collected over the past few years.
Sherman Alexie to release 'Thunder Boy Jr.' picture book in 2016Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Sherman Alexie to release 'Thunder Boy Jr.' picture book in 2016 (06/26)
The book, to be released in May 2016, tells the story of a young boy with the same name as his father.
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survivalFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival (06/11)
'Encounters at the Heart of the World' is a portrayal of Mandan survivance, in the face of Christian missionaries, proto-capitalist traders, Old World plagues, colonial usurpers, new technologies, and American military force.
Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandalFiled Under: Abramoff Scandal | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Dennis Hastert failed to respond to Abramoff scandal (06/10)
Congress today has among the lowest approval ratings that it’s ever had—down there with cockroaches and root canals.
Harry Potter author hints of Native American angle in new filmFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter author hints of Native American angle in new film (06/10)
J.K. Rowling dropped hints of 'indigenous magic' and unnamed 'tribes' on Twitter.
David Treuer: Andrew Jackson turned on Cherokee Nation alliesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
David Treuer: Andrew Jackson turned on Cherokee Nation allies (05/27)
The story of the Cherokee removal has been told many times, but never before has a single book given us such a sense of how it happened.
Review: A son leads his father into the wild with 'Medicine Walk'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: A son leads his father into the wild with 'Medicine Walk' (05/22)
Though death saturates these pages, not a word here is lugubrious. Though revelations abound, there are no cheap surprises.
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in forthcoming filmFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in forthcoming film (05/20)
Neither Wolf nor Dog was shot on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and stars Lakota elder David Beautiful Bald Eagle.
James Davies: What will Mitakuye Oyasin mean in the future?Filed Under: Opinion
James Davies: What will Mitakuye Oyasin mean in the future? (05/07)
What if there had been no Columbus, no European discovery of the New World—given enough time, what kind of civilization would the aboriginal inhabitants have built?

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