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YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care
New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care (June 26, 2017)

Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sen. John Hoeven raises red flags in Indian Country
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sen. John Hoeven raises red flags in Indian Country (February 20, 2017)

Your words of working together is a slap in the face of Indian country, Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker writes in Indian Country Media Network.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Why the election was dangerous for Indian people
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Why the election was dangerous for Indian people (December 5, 2016)

'In the aftermath of this historic—if hideous—election, we are waiting for the dust to settle and see where we all stand.'


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: #NoDAPL crackdown shows how racism lives on
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: #NoDAPL crackdown shows how racism lives on (October 31, 2016)

'The United States is built on a system of racial privilege where whiteness still reigns.'


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Standards for tribal consultation with UNDRIP
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Standards for tribal consultation with UNDRIP (September 29, 2016)

'Recall that it was this very administration that finally officially endorsed the Declaration, years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.'


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation (August 25, 2016)

Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native people are still fighting for their basic rights
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native people are still fighting for their basic rights (August 11, 2016)

Do you think that the United States’ injustices against American Indians exist only in the past?


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples (August 1, 2016)

As Native people we are no strangers to grief.


Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (July 5, 2016)

'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native issues seem like an afterthought for presidential candidates
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native issues seem like an afterthought for presidential candidates (May 4, 2016)

As a Native person my education cured me of whatever belief I had left in the American political system.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Commune urged to decolonize stolen lands
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Commune urged to decolonize stolen lands (March 29, 2016)

Black Bear Ranch was founded ironically on the slogan 'free land for a free people,' apparently oblivious to the fact that the land was stolen in the first place.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Blood quantum used to judge Indian people
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Blood quantum used to judge Indian people (August 31, 2015)

Blood quantum is perhaps the biggest determinant of Indian authenticity, but even those who are full blood can be deemed not real based on some stereotypes or legal definitions of what real Indians are.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican (July 28, 2015)

Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: How trip to Cuba helped Miccosukee Tribe (July 15, 2015)

The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (June 29, 2015)

The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (March 2, 2015)

The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Genocide and slavery linked to colonialism
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Genocide and slavery linked to colonialism (February 23, 2015)

An image circulating on the Internet recently succinctly depicts colonialism’s impact on blacks and Indians.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: A realistic assessment of indigenous meeting (January 5, 2015)

One of the most significant aspects of the four-year long WCIP preparations was the eventual participation of indigenous governments.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization (December 9, 2014)

President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories (December 2, 2014)

Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty (November 28, 2014)

Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tax disparities remain in Indian Country
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tax disparities remain in Indian Country (November 21, 2014)

Enactment of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, won't solve taxation problems facing tribes.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Debating indigenous self-determination (November 7, 2014)

Exploring different perspectives on self-determination and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribes need to lead climate change reform (September 17, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says tribes should take the lead on climate change policy.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Treating Native culture as a commodity
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Treating Native culture as a commodity (April 24, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of treating Native culture as a commodity.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indigenous thinking at odds with capitalism
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indigenous thinking at odds with capitalism (April 9, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker says tribes must address the limits of capitalism when pursuing economic development.


Steven Newcomb: Responding to a non-Native critic of my words
Steven Newcomb: Responding to a non-Native critic of my words (April 1, 2014)

Steven Newcomb takes on a critic of his recent debate with Dina Gilio-Whitaker, another Indian Country Today columnist.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Real world solutions for indigenous peoples
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Real world solutions for indigenous peoples (March 27, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker defends her interpretation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people still live under domination
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people still live under domination (March 24, 2014)

Steven Newcomb disputes the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Moving from sovereignty to full autonomy
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Moving from sovereignty to full autonomy (March 11, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:


Dina Gilio Whitaker: Indians find way into 'House of Cards' story
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Indians find way into 'House of Cards' story (February 28, 2014)

Dina Gilio Whitaker looks at the Indian storyline in the award-winning Netflix series, House of Cards.


Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people
Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people (February 14, 2014)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker shares an experience with Indian-on-Indian racism.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Strides in self-determination from 2013
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Strides in self-determination from 2013 (January 2, 2014)

Dina Gilio Whitaker reflects on a year of gains for indigenous self-determination.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native academics support Israel boycott
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native academics support Israel boycott (December 30, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker explains why the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association supports a boycott against Israel.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Nuclear threat headed towards California
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Nuclear threat headed towards California (November 25, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses how the nuclear crisis in Japan might reach California.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Capitalism not a perfect solution for  tribes
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Capitalism not a perfect solution for tribes (October 21, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker on capitalism in Indian Country.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribal nations take their seat in the world
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribal nations take their seat in the world (October 2, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses how tribal nations fit into the international arena.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: 'Summer Heat' brings in Native activists
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: 'Summer Heat' brings in Native activists (August 21, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the Summer Heat campaign that targets the fossil fuel industry.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Anti-ICWA groups suppress  tribal identity
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Anti-ICWA groups suppress tribal identity (August 14, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses her experience with the adoption industry and the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Questioning the     Village People's 'Indian'
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Questioning the Village People's 'Indian' (August 2, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker wonders why Felipe Rose continues to parade himself around in an Indian costume with the Village People.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Justice for Mayans in  Guatemala genocide
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Justice for Mayans in Guatemala genocide (June 20, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker on the successful verdict in the Maya genocide trial in Guatemala.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indigenous leaders prepare for UN meet
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indigenous leaders prepare for UN meet (March 26, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker on the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Some lessons  in sovereignty    from abroad
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Some lessons in sovereignty from abroad (March 5, 2013)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks about the sovereignty movement in Catalonia: When nations declare independence from the domination of other nations it is often within the context of the carnage of bloody...


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all   nations  are in position of strength
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all nations are in position of strength (February 19, 2013)

" To be in a position of leadership—at least for NCAI’s president Jefferson Keel—is to be in the role of a politician, and that means taking predictably centrist positions (at...


Dina Gilio-Whitaker:   Tribal self-determination and sovereignty
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribal self-determination and sovereignty (January 17, 2013)

"If ever a concept grabbed hold of hearts and minds in Indian country in the past couple decades surely it would be that of sovereignty. Native people talk about it...


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Winners and losers in Cobell settlement
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Winners and losers in Cobell settlement (December 11, 2012)

"Now that we have the obstacles cleared for the federal government to start making payouts under the Cobell settlement, we can expect tribal governments to begin their land consolidation processes....


Dina Gilio-Whitaker:   Native American Heritage   Month history
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native American Heritage Month history (November 20, 2012)

"The Bureau of Indian Affairs website chronicles the history leading up to the establishment of Native American Heritage Month, connecting it to the early 1900’s and the efforts of Dr....