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Filed Under: National | Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe wins final federal recognition decision from BIA (07/02)
The tribe is the first in Virginia to complete the federal acknowledgment process.

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David Shorter: Learning not to speak on behalf of Native people (07/02)
I’m not an Indian. It’s okay.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Micah A: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (07/02)
I may be pale-skinned, but I honor my traditions through the telling of my people’s stories, by speaking my people’s language and even by creating the traditional art.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Steve Russell: Professor outed as Cherokee fraud once again (07/01)
How can you be an Indian without knowing which of your relatives is Indian?

Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Even toys carry harmful messages (06/30)
It is exhausting explaining why Indian mascots or the Confederate flag are degrading and harmful to our children.

Filed Under: Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Fake Indians damage the real Indian community (06/30)
Native Americans and Skins in general know all about people passing and posing as Indians, there’s a long history of the characters appropriating their way into our cultures.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (06/29)
The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voices (06/29)
There’s a long history of people who come into our communities to save us.

Filed Under: Opinion
Brit Bennett: Terrorism's roots reach deep into White America (06/22)
In America’s contemporary imagination, terrorism is foreign and brown. Those terrorists do not have complex motivations.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Kevin Blackistone: NFL fans are guilty of cultural appropriation (06/22)
You want to pretend to be Native American? You want to pretend to be black? Then see what it’s like to be at the top of those misery statistics.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes (06/19)
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of race-based incidents than other groups.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (06/18)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Documentary about Freedmen struggle premieres in Oklahoma (06/18)
The Freedmen are fighting to retain citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people (06/17)
The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.

Filed Under: National
Racial shifting common among Americans who claim Native roots (06/16)
More and more Americans are willing to self-identify as Native even if they lack documentation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: The Native roots of the bizarre Rachel Dolezal drama (06/15)
Ok, so, this white woman named Rachel Dolezal did a reverse Michael Jackson and became a black woman named Rachel Dolezal.

Filed Under: National
Americans of Indian and White heritage represent largest group (06/11)
A new study from Pew Research Center takes a look at America's growing multi-racial society.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Perspective on Mohawk marriage law (06/03)
Years of multi-generational traumas caused by oppression, racism, attempted assimilation, residential schools, Oka Crisis have made it difficult for many in the community to trust non-natives.

Filed Under: Opinion
Kerry Hawk Lessard: Urban Indians come together in Baltimore (05/29)
The fact of the matter is that Native people living in Baltimore—at least those with whom I am in community—do not identify as black and do not identify as white; we identify as Native.

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