On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'
'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.
An editorial cartoonist is taking aim at a new target of the right, along with a more familiar one.
Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.
More than 24,000 people across the country have signed an online petition calling for Yandy.com of Phoenix to stop selling more than 40 'Native' costumes.
This nation’s use of language toward Indians has been inextricably tied to its history of racism on which it was founded by white, male, Christian colonizers.
Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.
The former head of the American Indian Education Center will serve four months in prison for stealing $77,000 in federal funds.
When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.
Ours is a story of resilience, strength and pride. It’s also a story that rarely appears in American narratives.
The hit HBO series Westworld both relies on and pushes against stereotypes of the mythological West.
Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.
Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.
Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.
Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?
Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.
The use of Indians as mascots in sports is on the decline in the United States. An opposite trend is seen in Europe.
The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.
National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will no longer use the 'Chief Wahoo' logo in new inductee plaques, citing a 'shifting societal view' of Native Americans in sports.
American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.
While many scholars are quick to note a Native mascot’s racist and colonial underpinnings, not enough attention is given to the fans and defenders’ attachment to these symbols.
Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.
The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.
As long as we can be treated badly in this very public way, Native Peoples will continue to be persistently mistreated and both our collective and individual rights will be at risk.
A series of fake news articles, claiming the Washington NFL team changed its controversial name to the Washington Redhawks, went viral across Indian Country.
Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.
As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.
A player on the Washington NFL team is selling t-shirts featuring an 'Indian' head logo.
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.
The village of Whitesboro in New York has changed its seal after facing criticism for depicting Indian people in a negative light.
A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.
‘Wind River' is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.
European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.
Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.
A closer look at Stanley F. Reed’s tongue in cheek phrase ‘generally scalping the Indians’ and the Tee-Hit-Ton decision.
‘90 percent of what 90 percent of the people know about Indians they learned from the movies’ (including Indians)
The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.
I encourage President Trump to follow his longing and return to his previous life as a businessman.
'This is Indian country. This is enemy country,' a Fox News pundit said comparing Native Americans to the terrorist organization.
'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'
The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.
'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.'
Native Spirit leverages comedy instead of lectures, defying caricatures and telling the audience the meanings behind each drum beat, dance step and musical note.
'Have you been thinking about dressing up as Pocahontas, your favorite Disney princess, but feel like it wouldn’t be socially acceptable?'