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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