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Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (03/02)
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.

Filed Under: Opinion
Frank Hopper: Alaska Native Brotherhood was about resistance (02/27)
When you see it coming you can protect what’s most important and survive. You can resist.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Yawna Allen shares her Native and African ancestry (02/27)
Most of the pressure is to identify myself as being simply black and surprisingly, it has most often come from the black community in my personal experience.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Oklahoma attempts to rewrite role of Whites in history (02/25)
The facts of Cherokee oppression are emblematic of U.S. history generally.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Keep talking about race in American history (02/25)
Where would we be today if it was not for Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others whose voices made race matter?

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Sonny Skyhawk: Native Americans still underrepresented in film (02/24)
The reality is that if no scripts or films are made that include roles for Native people then we are excluded from the opportunity to participate in the yearly considerations for Golden Globe Awards, Sag Awards, and Oscars.

Filed Under: Opinion
Kyle Mays: Native and African histories need fuller examination (02/24)
Black-indigenous histories are not bound by familiar historical events, tribal communities, geographies, and time periods. Nor are these histories romantic.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Genocide and slavery linked to colonialism (02/23)
An image circulating on the Internet recently succinctly depicts colonialism’s impact on blacks and Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native Americans and African Americans share ties (02/19)
I literally didn’t realize I was a quarter black (actually a bit less than a quarter, but I’ll claim a quarter for easy math) until I was almost 13.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (02/17)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

Filed Under: National
Reservation set aside in 1830 treaty for 'half-breed' Indians (02/16)
A road known as Half Breed Drive serves as a reminder to the forgotten reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (02/16)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Filed Under: Law | National
FBI leader cites 'hard truths' about race and law enforcement (02/13)
Native Americans are more likely to be killed by law enforcement than any other racial or ethnic group.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Indian Country influenced by Old South attitudes (02/11)
The path to an education was nothing new to the many small Indian communities in the East and South who had been pushed far to the margins of American society.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill seeks removal of 'halfbreed' and 'breed' names in Montana (02/05)
The idea originated with the Little Shell Tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
Tanya Lee: Don't let our racist history cloud genetics research (02/05)
We have a history that exemplifies over and over again our contempt for other races and ethnicities based on the science of the day that interpreted them to be genetically inferior to whites.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Bering Strait migration theory a big lie (02/04)
Imagine you are part of a small group of nomadic hunters, compelled for some unknown reason to leave your territory and drift to the northeast.

Filed Under: Education | Environment | National
The Atlantic: Native people wary of DNA tests and genetic studies (01/27)
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the U.S. ever conducted.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Mateo Romero: Era of white American male rule coming to an end (01/26)
White male sniper Chris Kyle is the ideological descendant of Custer and the Seventh Cavalry.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Honoring your identity even if hidden inside (01/20)
Many of you were not raised Lakota, and do not consider yourself Lakota, especially if you are an iyeska (mixed blood) who looks Wasicu.

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