tag: religion

U.S. Supreme Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Pendleton Round-Up
The real history of pow wows is being made by people today, by just having pow wows.
Peyote
Native American Church practitioners are working to secure environmental protections for the plant that is losing habitat to development, land use policies, and climate change.
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.
Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Pope Francis
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.
Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.
Pope Francis
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.
Woodland Cultural Centre / Mohawk Institute Residential School
Nothing will be done for us without us. No one may speak on our behalf without our express approval.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.
Deb Haaland
There must be recompense for the horrendous crime of genocide and its long term effects.
Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Raúl Grijalva
Democrats are vowing to return to work better prepared after they said Republicans “hijacked” a slew of Indian Country bills during a markup where nothing was accomplished.
Kaw Nation - Sacred Red Rock
“It’s really important that we go back and let people know that we are still thriving,” said Galen Cloud of the Muscogee National Council.
St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.
Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
Native America Calling NAC
The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in atrocities at Native residential schools.
Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.
St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.
Myron Lizer
Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.
Myron Lizer
The vice president of the Navajo Nation is aligning himself with the so-called “People’s Convoy,” a group of truckers that opposes COVID-19 safeguards.
Black Hills Land Defenders
As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
Holy Rosary Mission
The unholy impact of Indian boarding schools left its mark to the detriment of thousands of Native children.
Native America Calling NAC
Slavery, abuse, disease and massacres cut the Native population to a fifth of what it was during the Indian mission period in California.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
Roe Row
Protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead to the reversal of longstanding abortion rights precedents.
HUY
A program in Washington State works to protect the legal rights of Native inmates in prison.
Every Child Matters
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December.
Albuquerque Indian School
The only thing the government and the churches really understand is money.
Tim Giago
I often write about the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School and most often I only write about the bad things.
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Doug George-Kanentiio
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.
Albuquerque Indian School
Indian boarding schools had a dramatic impact upon the lives of thousands of Native children.