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Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (10/20)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dean Chavers: Calling out Ward Churchill and other wannabes (10/16)
Dean Chavers shares a portion of his book, Racism in Indian Country, about fake Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history (10/08)
What constitutes a lie? There is the obvious verbal and written distortions of the truth but what is not said may also be deemed a lie.

Filed Under: Sports
Deadspin: Questionable heritage of Washington NFL team's fan (10/07)
Deadspin tries to find out whether a Washington NFL fan who calls himself Mark One Wolf is actually Native American.

Filed Under: Recognition
African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (10/01)
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Crime gods continue to demand human sacrifices (09/24)
Steve Russell discusses problems with the death penalty in the American justice system.

Filed Under: Opinion
Elissa Washuta: This living Indian doesn't owe you any answers (09/23)
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington, explains why she doesn't need to answer to people's conceptions of an Indian person.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: Don't let ethnic imposters take away our identity (09/16)
Donna Ennis explains why ethnic imposters need to be challenged in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Native people are victims of racist police hostility (09/08)
Albert Bender says police brutality unites American Indians and African Americans.

Filed Under: Opinion
Chris Bethmann: An Oneida Indian without official documentation (09/08)
Chris Bethmann shares his experience as a descendant of the Oneida Nation of New York without official tribal documentation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Panel examines civil rights issues in South Dakota (09/04)
The disparities in how Native Americans and other minorities receive justice compared to the rest of society are finally being recognized as a serious civil rights issue.

Filed Under: Opinion | World
Ask a Mexican: Why don't more Mexicans self-identify as Native? (09/03)
Gustavo Arellano explains why Mexicans are reluctant to identify themselves as indigenous even though they boast large numbers:

Filed Under: Education | World
DNA study finds distinct population of Native people in Arctic area (08/29)
Researchers say the group lived in isolation in eastern Canada and northern Greenland for nearly 4,000 years.

Filed Under: Education | National
Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man (08/25)
Scientists have finally published their research into the 9,500-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: The making of America through Indian and African eyes (08/13)
Writer discusses the long relationship between American Indians and African Americans.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Indian people still defined by blood quantum (08/13)
Julianne Jennings discusses how blood and blood quantum have been used to define American Indians and African Americans.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Basketball coach understands better than governor (08/07)
Gyasi Ross sings the praises of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich over fear-mongering Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).

Filed Under: Opinion
Kevin Cummings: Native people deserve better on our own land (08/06)
Kevin Cummings, the founder of Council FIRE, says Native people deserve a shot at the American dream.

Filed Under: National
Al Jazeera: Organization celebrates Black Indian ancestry (07/22)
Al Jazeera reports on the first meeting of the newly-formed National Congress of Black American Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Rogers: Reality of being an invisible Indian in New York (07/22)
Mark Rogers explains why he writes about Native issues.

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