More: simon moya-smith

Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes
Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes (April 21, 2017)

'This is Indian country. This is enemy country,' a Fox News pundit said comparing Native Americans to the terrorist organization.


Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days
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.


Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud
Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud (August 23, 2016)

Hillary Clinton says she is committed to supporting Indian country. Well, now her commitment is being put to the test.


Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian Country
Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian Country (July 4, 2016)

Native Americans are far more than political fodder, or a white woman's claim to ethnicity. We are your neighbors, and we deserve respect.


Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump sees Indian people going 'wild'
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump sees Indian people going 'wild' (May 4, 2016)

I was sitting at home Friday when, in the background, I heard the ugly phrase leap out from the TV.


Simon Moya-Smith: Paper publishes offensive and sexist cartoon
Simon Moya-Smith: Paper publishes offensive and sexist cartoon (January 27, 2016)

Here’s what you see in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph editorial cartoon: A Native American woman in tears, bound at the wrists, barefoot, while some white business-cretin in a suit jubilantly leads her against her will.


Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology
Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology (September 24, 2015)

We ask for the repeal of the papal edicts that justified the theft of Native American lands and the persecution of our people.


Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives
Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives (August 28, 2015)

For years I’ve said it is ironic that the descendants of a continent across an ocean would have the audacity to refer to the southern indigenous people of this continent as 'illegal.'


Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too
Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too (March 24, 2015)

I'll protect children first before I protect anyone's right to harm them.


Simon Moya-Smith: Rich privilege and rich old men in America
Simon Moya-Smith: Rich privilege and rich old men in America (March 11, 2015)

Understanding the toxic, pickling effect of privilege can help you better comprehend thugs like Donald Trump, Dan Snyder, the Koch brothers and, lately, Rudolph Giuliani.


Simon Moya-Smith: A new tale of 'discovery' of the Americas
Simon Moya-Smith: A new tale of 'discovery' of the Americas (December 2, 2014)

Did Muslim explorers really 'discover' America before Christopher Columbus?


Simon Moya-Smith: Mascot supporters use tired arguments
Simon Moya-Smith: Mascot supporters use tired arguments (July 14, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith wants to know what Indian mascot defenders tell their children.


Simon Moya-Smith: Chester Nez punished for speaking Navajo
Simon Moya-Smith: Chester Nez punished for speaking Navajo (June 9, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith reflects on the passing of Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Code Talkers who devised an unbreakable code during World War II.


Simon Moya-Smith: Revoke Wounded Knee massacre medals
Simon Moya-Smith: Revoke Wounded Knee massacre medals (March 19, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith calls on President Barack Obama to revoke the Medal of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.


Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation
Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation (February 21, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith discusses a touchy subject in Indian Country.


Simon Moya-Smith: The Native guy who dates white women
Simon Moya-Smith: The Native guy who dates white women (January 27, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith hangs out with a Native friend who only dates one type of woman.


Simon Moya-Smith: Too few Native Americans in journalism
Simon Moya-Smith: Too few Native Americans in journalism (January 23, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith discusses the reaction in the media to racist comments made by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in Michigan.


Simon Moya-Smith: Few Natives asked to share views on TV
Simon Moya-Smith: Few Natives asked to share views on TV (January 9, 2014)

Simon Moya-Smith laments the lack of Native people on television commentary, political and news programs.


Simon Moya-Smith: Indian family accused of marketing  culture
Simon Moya-Smith: Indian family accused of marketing culture (August 8, 2013)

Is an Indian family exploiting their own culture for money? Simon Moya-Smith reports on the Sweetwaters in Colorado.


Simon Moya-Smith:  A death song for a flight out of New York
Simon Moya-Smith: A death song for a flight out of New York (July 24, 2013)

Simon Moya-Smith recounts a particularly harrowing flight out of New York City.


Simon Moya-Smith: A chat on the train about Indian mascots
Simon Moya-Smith: A chat on the train about Indian mascots (June 19, 2013)

Simon Moya-Smith encounters someone on the train in New York City with a 'Screaming Savage' hat.


Simon Moya-Smith: Faux pas from head of western museum
Simon Moya-Smith: Faux pas from head of western museum (August 23, 2012)

"Comfort claims oodles of unsuspecting victims. In fact, comfort is what I think happened to Sarah Hunt, daughter of billionaire Phillip Anschutz and the director of the new American Museum...


Simon Moya-Smith: DNA research and the Bering Strait Theory
Simon Moya-Smith: DNA research and the Bering Strait Theory (July 31, 2012)

"It’s not every day that you get a revered professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School to publicly confirm that the Bering Strait theory is “not a fact.” Well, today...


Simon Moya-Smith: Catholic nuns take on Doctrine of Discovery
Simon Moya-Smith: Catholic nuns take on Doctrine of Discovery (June 19, 2012)

"Well, folks, Mitt the Mormon has locked the GOP presidential candidacy, and for the first time in 10 years I’m giving serious consideration to spending the morning of Nov. 6...


Simon Moya-Smith: Mascots continue to dishonor Indian people
Simon Moya-Smith: Mascots continue to dishonor Indian people (June 4, 2012)

"No right-wing GOP chubby-belly apologist would dare attempt to persuade civil rights activist Al Sharpton into believing that black-faced caricatures of young African Americans, clad in ripped overalls and Afros,...


Simon Moya-Smith: GOP in Colorado rejects Indian genocide
Simon Moya-Smith: GOP in Colorado rejects Indian genocide (May 2, 2012)

"It was 1:30 p.m. April 19 when I received a frantic phone call from Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, who said she had less than 24 hours to resurrect...