More: genocide

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska'
Environment
Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska' (January 19, 2018)
The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.

The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples
Education | National
The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)
The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact (January 10, 2018)
From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.

Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee
Opinion
Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee (January 8, 2018)
December 29th was the 127th anniversary of the day that approximately 300 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1890.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
Education
Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)
It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs
Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs (December 18, 2017)
In the early 1950s the federal government, through its agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, decided, in its infinite wisdom, to evacuate the Indian reservations.

Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline
Opinion
Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2017)
Considering the fragility of the lives of Native Americans in the U.S., we are talking about real destruction of both health and livelihood here at the hands of Big Oil.

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Opinion
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.

Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation?
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation? (November 3, 2017)
Gyasi Ross asks: 'How much is a genocide worth?'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day (November 1, 2017)
For the surviving Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants, the significance of Native American Day in South Dakota should equal or surpass the annual Oglala Nation Powwow.

Albert Bender: Trail of Tears Walk commemorates forced removal of tribes
Opinion
Albert Bender: Trail of Tears Walk commemorates forced removal of tribes (October 27, 2017)
The forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands is a shameful and indelible scar on the body politic of this country.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people
Education | Opinion
Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people (October 23, 2017)
The federal government decided in the late 1880s that Indians had to be 'civilized.'

Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville
National
Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville (October 19, 2017)
In the wake of the proclamation of Mayor Megan Berry and the resolution of the Metro Nashville City Council both recognizing October 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a celebration was held here by members of the local Native community.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement (October 9, 2017)
We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.

The Conversation: How Christopher Columbus was resurrected in the United States
Opinion
The Conversation: How Christopher Columbus was resurrected in the United States (October 9, 2017)
Christopher Columbus the man died more than 500 years ago. Christopher Columbus the legend is still being dismantled.

Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Opinion
Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 9, 2017)
On October 5, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, took the momentous step of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Opinion
Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)
Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)
Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil
Environment | Opinion | World
Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil (September 19, 2017)
Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands
Opinion
Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands (September 13, 2017)
Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.

Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate'
National
Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate' (September 13, 2017)
A statue of Christopher Columbus, widely reviled as a symbol of genocide of indigenous peoples, was vandalized in New York City.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Environment | National
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination (September 12, 2017)
Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.

Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe
World
Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe (September 11, 2017)
Federal prosecutors are looking into a reported 'genocide' at an isolated tribal community in the Amazons of Brazil.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)
Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California (August 22, 2017)
The San Diego History Center ought to tell the truth about the Spanish mission system's sadism and forced, unpaid forced Indian labor, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships
National
Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships (August 16, 2017)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Opinion
Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)
Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)
An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples
Opinion
Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples (July 18, 2017)
I am an American – not by choice, but by occupation, Sonny Skyhawk writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples (July 14, 2017)
Decolonization isn’t necessarily about the reclamation of one’s singular culture, but dismantling the establishment’s control of indigenous people, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks
Opinion
Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks (July 5, 2017)
Every year the Fourth of July becomes harder and harder to celebrate, Mark Charles writes.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old
Canada | Opinion
Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old (June 30, 2017)
More than a century of Indian policy by the Canadian government included forced migration, segregation, limiting education, outlawing culture and separating children from their parents, Gabrielle Scrimshaw writes in The New York Times.

Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada (June 29, 2017)
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
Opinion
Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)
There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians
Opinion
Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians (May 30, 2017)
When it comes to the indigenous in the Americas time does not heal all wounds, nor does it right all wrongs, Carolina Castoreno writes on Indian Country Today.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (May 19, 2017)
We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide
Opinion | Politics
Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide (May 9, 2017)
Andrew Jackson was the architect of a Native America genocide.

Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put
National
Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (April 24, 2017)
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.

Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (April 12, 2017)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.

Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (April 12, 2017)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum?
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum? (April 11, 2017)
Something is missing from the expressed desire on the part of some people to ‘indigenize’ more things in the world, such as college curriculum materials.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Genocide tactics stay in our communities
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Genocide tactics stay in our communities (March 30, 2017)
Lateral violence created dissension, competition and jealousy, and is a remnant of cultural genocide tactics.

Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee
Opinion
Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee (March 22, 2017)
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 genocide
National | Politics
Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide (March 16, 2017)
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 president
Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president (March 6, 2017)
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 decision
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (March 6, 2017)
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 Jackson
Opinion | Politics
Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson (March 2, 2017)
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 ground
Opinion
Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground (February 27, 2017)
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 deniers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (February 23, 2017)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.

Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (February 20, 2017)
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 days
Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days (February 1, 2017)
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 ancestors
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (January 30, 2017)
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 nation
Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)
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 trauma
Health | Opinion
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (January 25, 2017)
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 dying
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (January 12, 2017)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.

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