Native America Calling: ‘Walking iron’ (May 16, 2022)The story of Mohawk ironworkers building the skyline of New York is legendary.
Native artists ‘left hanging’ after big event fizzles out (April 16, 2022)An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Federal investigation sought into ban of Native people at hotel (March 30, 2022)The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a business that has banned Native patrons.
Native America Calling: Setbacks for basic respect (March 28, 2022)A series of troubling incidents appears to harken to a time of unchecked discrimination, racism and basic disregard for Native people.
Harold Frazier: ‘No Indians allowed’ — even on our own homelands (March 23, 2022)When those wagons first began their way to break treaties and settle on our territory we were classified as lesser beings and genocide was justified as such.
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.
Cronkite News: Washington football team unveils replacement for racist name (February 4, 2022)“For 90 years, the Washington Football Team perpetuated discriminatory and racist behavior both through their use of a dictionary-defined racial slur as a team name and a false and offensive caricature of Native culture as a mascot,” said Crystal Echo Hawk.
Full-time NAGPRA investigator hired for first time in decades (January 31, 2022)The Biden administration is taking greater steps to enforce the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, more than 30 years after the law went on the books.
Roundtable examines ‘toxic workplace culture’ at Washington football team (January 28, 2022)Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
People’s World: Indian rights activist Clyde Bellecourt passes on (January 20, 2022)Clyde Bellecourt was a founder of the American Indian Movement. He passed away at the age of 85.
Cronkite News: Native people overrepresented in jail system (January 18, 2022)Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.
Native America Calling: The Native perspective on Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 17, 2022)Dr. Martin Luther King often included Native people in his push to end racial oppression and segregationist policies.
Freedom Socialist: Conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act continues (December 1, 2021)Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.
Tribal homelands bill back on agenda in ‘new era’ of Indian Country relations (November 30, 2021)Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
Native America Calling: Effective solutions to ending stereotypical displays (November 26, 2021)A viral video of a teacher resorting to objectionable Native stereotypes in the classroom begs the question: What will it take to get the message across?
Gaylord News: Indigenous Peoples’ Day continues momentum across nation (November 22, 2021)Nineteen states now observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, following the early lead of South Dakota’s Native American Day. Tribes are joining in too.
Secretary Haaland takes action against racist and derogatory place names (November 19, 2021)“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker under fire for violent tweet (November 12, 2021)Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) refused to back down after posting a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and killing a liberal Democratic lawmaker.
Cronkite News: Navajo mother works to improve maternal care for Native women (November 2, 2021)When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
Native America Calling: The shame of the Braves (November 2, 2021)As Atlanta and Houston battle at the World Series, Native America Calling revisits the ongoing efforts by sports teams to hang onto names and images that denigrate Native people and culture.
Native America Calling: (October 26, 2021)A viral video of a California teacher resorting to objectionable Native stereotypes in the classroom begs the question: what will it take to get the message across?
The Conversation: Education system can’t remain silent on Native genocide (September 29, 2021)The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
Rodney Bordeaux: The truth about America’s genocide (August 23, 2021)Humanity mandates decisions based upon mutual consent between the United States and Native Sovereign Nations.
NDN Collective: Native people subjected to ‘erasure’ in South Dakota (August 16, 2021)NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.
Harold Frazier: Native history ‘gutted’ in school curriculum (August 16, 2021)They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.
Fawn Sharp: Racist ‘Native’ mascots have no place in our society (July 13, 2021)NCAI will not rest until all offensive Native-themed mascots and associated imagery are removed from popular culture.
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