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Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in TennesseeFiled Under: Opinion
Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee (03/22)
Emotions are hard to keep in check for an Indian woman standing near the tomb of Andrew Jackson.
Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocideFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide (03/16)
Andrew Jackson is widely reviled as one of the worst presidents for Indian Country but he has one prominent admirer in the White House.
Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer presidentFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president (03/06)
There should be no surprise that President Trump hung Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decisionFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (03/06)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.
Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew JacksonFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson (03/02)
At President Donald Trump’s request, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office.
Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common groundFiled Under: Opinion
Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground (02/27)
Don’t use the idea of indigenous genocide to construct your liberation, let’s work together.
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.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (02/20)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early daysFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days (02/01)
A discriminatory database, forced evictions, a wall to divide, Trump is a throwback to what the U.S. has already done to Native Americans.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestorsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (01/30)
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nationFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (01/25)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated traumaFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (01/25)
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dyingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (01/12)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (01/11)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (12/20)
Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee MassacreFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (12/12)
Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.
Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still hereFiled Under: Opinion
Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here (12/07)
What we’ve all witnessed in person, as well as on social media video shared from Standing Rock, can only be described as evil.
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in WisconsinFiled Under: Opinion
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (12/01)
It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.
Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectorsFiled Under: Opinion
Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors (11/30)
We have survived the rise of a nation-state—a 'super power'—grounded in our genocide.
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (11/30)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imaginationFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (11/21)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (11/17)
Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.
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.'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar patternFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern (11/08)
History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native peopleFiled Under: Opinion
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (11/07)
'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'
Indigenous communities in Nicaragua facing deadly attacksFiled Under: World
Indigenous communities in Nicaragua facing deadly attacks (10/17)
At least 30 indigenous people have been killed as new settlers seek more land and more resources.
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilienceFiled Under: Opinion
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience (10/17)
Because the Lakota lacked an immigration policy they went from being 100 percent of the population to approximately 1 percent today.
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's DayFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day (10/14)
American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.
Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide'Filed Under: Opinion
Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide' (10/11)
'I told my daughter she can’t dress up as a Native American for Halloween. Here’s why.'
Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in LouisianaFiled Under: Law | National
Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana (10/05)
Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.
Toni Tsatoke: Students want the real truth about Native historyFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Toni Tsatoke: Students want the real truth about Native history (10/05)
'I believe that students can 'handle' more than we give them credit for and they want to learn the truth.'
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (09/12)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (09/01)
Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school eraFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (08/30)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk PeakFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (08/25)
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliationFiled Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation (08/25)
Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.
Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60sFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s (08/22)
During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 20,000 Native children were taken from their homes and placed in foster care or up for adoption.
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.
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native personFiled Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (08/09)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaustFiled Under: Opinion
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust (08/08)
There is no question that the multitude of social problems faced by tribal communities stem from the historical trauma our ancestors and relatives experienced.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples (08/01)
As Native people we are no strangers to grief.
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rugFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug (07/28)
The U.S. has an ugly past that is barely recognized in history books or any major media.
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (07/26)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (07/26)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (07/22)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of IndependenceFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (07/04)
According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress usFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress us (07/01)
We must realize that we are suffering not because of the acts of wicked people, but because of our own silence.
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings tooFiled Under: Opinion
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (06/16)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S.Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S. (06/13)
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.
Tim Giago: Settlers forced shame on America's indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Settlers forced shame on America's indigenous peoples (06/13)
Perhaps Native Americans in the year 2016 should re-examine their concept of Christianity and look back on all of the spiritual beliefs they gave up.
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our languageFiled Under: Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language (06/07)
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.
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?
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocideFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (06/01)
When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.
Debra Haaland: Donald Trump mocks Native people and our historyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Debra Haaland: Donald Trump mocks Native people and our history (05/31)
Senator Warren may not live up to many people’s idea of what an Indian is supposed to look like; however, that is a moot point.
Ruth Hopkins: Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ruth Hopkins: Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump (05/31)
Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump and calling him out like only a strong Native woman can.
Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at Santa Fe Indian SchoolFiled Under: Education | National
Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at Santa Fe Indian School (05/26)
Remarks, as prepared for delivery, by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Santa Fe Indian School 2016 commencement ceremony.
First Lady Michelle Obama shares message of hope with Indian schoolFiled Under: Education | National
First Lady Michelle Obama shares message of hope with Indian school (05/26)
Santa Fe Indian School, a Bureau of Indian Education instituion in New Mexico, welcomed a high-profile guest for its 2016 graduation ceremony.
Benjamin Madley: Acknowledge the genocide of California tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Benjamin Madley: Acknowledge the genocide of California tribes (05/23)
It is not an exaggeration to say that California legislators also established a state-sponsored killing machine.
University starts discussion on seal that excludes Native peopleFiled Under: Education
University starts discussion on seal that excludes Native people (05/16)
The symbol features Spanish and European figures with weapons. Native people are missing.
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples (05/16)
While I am opposed to a statue to Balboa, at a minimum the House of Spain, the Spanish crown, and the Spanish government ought to support a statue to Balboa that depicts slain Indians—women, children, and men—including those torn apart by dogs.

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