Native America Calling: The death of Captain Cook (February 14, 2023)British explorer James Cook’s colonial exploits were often at odds with the Indigenous peoples of the places he visited.
Mother Jones: ‘We’ve been under these genocidal policies for 500 years’ (August 15, 2022)Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
Native America Calling: #LandBack Canada (July 5, 2022)For many in Canada, #LandBack means taking back positions as stewards of the land and bringing balance to the community.
Winnebago Tribe takes action to address marriage controversy (April 13, 2022)A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking a closer look at our tribal flag (March 22, 2022)Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
Self-described ‘agitator’ changes tribal affiliation story after inquiries (February 25, 2022)The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
Albert Bender: Decolonization during the holiday season (January 4, 2022)Let’s give due reverence to the United American Indians of New England who since 1970 have held a “National Day of Mourning” to honor Native resilience.
The Conversation: Native nations are the experts on citizenship (December 13, 2021)There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (December 13, 2021)In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources (September 30, 2021)The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Klee Benally (September 22, 2021)Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
News21: Shawnee Tribe works to preserve language amid COVID-19 (August 18, 2021)The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people invisible on inauguration day (February 1, 2021)The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
Native America Calling: Perspectives on the Mayflower 400 years later (November 25, 2020)It’s been four centuries since the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower onto the shores of present day Massachusetts.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month (November 2, 2020)“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
Ivan Star Comes Out: Reservation government plagued by incompetence (October 29, 2020)On and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, we cope endlessly with racial intolerance.
President Trump disavows Indigenous Peoples Day (October 19, 2020)President Donald Trump disavowed Indigenous Peoples Day during a campaign rally in Michigan.
On colonization, racial supremacy and playing Indian (October 14, 2020)What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
Cronkite News: Push continues for national indigenous holiday (October 14, 2020)Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
Prakash Kashwan: The racist legacies of American conservation (October 7, 2020)Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
Native Advocacy Organizations: Domestic violence is not traditional (October 1, 2020)Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic violence is not our tradition (September 22, 2020)Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.
Clara Caufield: Colonial-style governments won’t ever serve our best interests (September 22, 2020)Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game (elected officials, federal and tribal employees) often stand to reap personal financial gain.
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