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'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.
Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.
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.
'In the aftermath of this historic—if hideous—election, we are waiting for the dust to settle and see where we all stand.'
'The United States is built on a system of racial privilege where whiteness still reigns.'
'Recall that it was this very administration that finally officially endorsed the Declaration, years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.'
Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.
Do you think that the United States’ injustices against American Indians exist only in the past?
As Native people we are no strangers to grief.
'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.
As a Native person my education cured me of whatever belief I had left in the American political system.
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.
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.
Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.
The U.S.’s deteriorating relationship with Cuba paralleled its deteriorating relationship with Native nations.
The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.
An image circulating on the Internet recently succinctly depicts colonialism’s impact on blacks and Indians.
One of the most significant aspects of the four-year long WCIP preparations was the eventual participation of indigenous governments.
President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.
Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.
Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.
Enactment of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, won't solve taxation problems facing tribes.
Exploring different perspectives on self-determination and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says tribes should take the lead on climate change policy.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of treating Native culture as a commodity.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker says tribes must address the limits of capitalism when pursuing economic development.
Steven Newcomb takes on a critic of his recent debate with Dina Gilio-Whitaker, another Indian Country Today columnist.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker defends her interpretation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Steven Newcomb disputes the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the significance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
Dina Gilio Whitaker looks at the Indian storyline in the award-winning Netflix series, House of Cards.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker shares an experience with Indian-on-Indian racism.
Dina Gilio Whitaker reflects on a year of gains for indigenous self-determination.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker explains why the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association supports a boycott against Israel.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses how the nuclear crisis in Japan might reach California.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker on capitalism in Indian Country.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses how tribal nations fit into the international arena.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses the Summer Heat campaign that targets the fossil fuel industry.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses her experience with the adoption industry and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker wonders why Felipe Rose continues to parade himself around in an Indian costume with the Village People.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker on the successful verdict in the Maya genocide trial in Guatemala.
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 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...
" 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...
"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...
"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....
"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....