tag: religion

By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
Kamloops Residential School Memorial
Religious-based boarding schools are an enduring symbol of forced assimilation of Native children in the United States and Canada.
Dwight Mission
The history of Native boarding schools in this country is complicated and includes many tragic abuses that must be investigated in depth.
Holy Rosary Mission
I learned that it was not good to be an “Indian.” We were supposed to forget our language and culture.
Nick Black Elk and Family
Why did so many tribal people give up their centuries old beliefs and convert to a foreign religion?
Mohawk Institute Residential School
Give us back our lands so that we might be restored to the embrace of the earth.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
gaza
Palestinian people are native and have a right to live freely upon their ancestral lands.
charmainewhiteface
Denying our spiritual practices for more than 100 years has impacted generations of Indian people.
Save Oak Flat
The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.
saveoakflat
“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
Tim Giago
Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
Detached from reality. That’s the way a federal judge has described a Donald Trump supporter who took part in the violent riot in the nation’s capital.
Lakota Waldorf School
Being born in a time when Lakota was spoken by nearly everyone around me allowed me to become fluent within 6 years.
lularedcloudharryburk
“I do this memorial in the Lakota way for my husband,” says Lula Red Cloud.
Holy Rosary Mission
I am a survivor of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission Boarding School. I do not want to be honored.
Copper Court
The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.
A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
oglalalakotacounty
The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.
dakotamemorialride
December has not been kind to the people of the Great Sioux Nation, but as survivors we continue to carry on our spirituality and traditions.
campmniluzahan
Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
lafayettepark
How much longer must we put up with this ridiculous and corrupt man who has in his presidency made fools of the entire Senate, corrupted federal law scholars and committed several federal offenses?
navajonationhogan
Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Goodbye Columbus
Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
amyconeybarrett
Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
kevinstitt
How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
supremecourt
The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.
tawnyjodie
With the coronavirus disproportionately affecting tribal nations due to health disparities, poor infrastructure and chronic underfunding, young people in Indian Country have stepped up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.
strongheartsnativehelpline
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.
nativenationsrise
We are witnessing a historical push toward the dismantling of imperialism, the decentralization of power, and the welcoming of non-White, non-European values into conservation.