Dennis Zotigh: Thanksgiving perpetuates myths about Indians (November 23, 2011)
"In thinking about my earliest memories of elementary school, I remember being asked to bring a brown paper sack to class so that it could be decorated and worn as part of the Indian costume used to celebrate Thanksgiving. I...
Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 23, 2011)
President Barack Obama will host the third White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, December 2. The conference takes place at the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C. Street, NW. The...
Native Sun News: Festival of Books focuses on Indian authors (November 23, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy and Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. 2011 Festival of Books in Deadwood features authors Diane Glancy, Delphine Red Shirt and Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, among others. DEADWOOD,...
Mark Ratledge: The burial of Elouise Cobell at Blackfeet Nation (November 23, 2011)
"Elouise Cobell filed her class action suit in 1996 and originally thought it would take only three years to resolve the issues. She joined Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Attorney General Eric Holder in making the settlement announcement. Tami A....
Charles Trimble: Thanksgiving out among the colonized people (November 23, 2011)
When this column was run a few years ago, I had gotten responses from people who emailed me that they enjoy it. So, with the approach of Turkey Day, I will repeat it, hoping that it adds some laughter to...
Chase Iron Eyes: The never-ending fight over 'Fighting Sioux' (November 23, 2011)
"I have been paying attention to the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux ordeal for over 10 years and I am becoming fatigued with every twist and turn those that wish to keep the name are now engaging. I...
Lisa Shellenberger: GAO report shows real deficiencies at IHS (November 23, 2011)
"Ms. Yvette Roubideaux, Director of Indian Health Service (“IHS”), recently submitted a column on ICTMN.com, titled “Correcting the Record on the Contract Health Services Program.” This column was in response to the article I previously wrote, “Oversight by IHS Leaves...
Gyasi Ross: Breaking dawn on a new 'Thing About Skins' series (November 23, 2011)
"What better way to start off a new column in Indian Country Today Media Network than to talk about an Indian boy who is hopelessly for—against the weight of supernatural forces, no less—the love of a white girl? What can...
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