More: genocide

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
Opinion
Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)
There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians
Opinion
Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians (May 30, 2017)
When it comes to the indigenous in the Americas time does not heal all wounds, nor does it right all wrongs, Carolina Castoreno writes on Indian Country Today.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics
Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (May 19, 2017)
We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide
Opinion | Politics
Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide (May 9, 2017)
Andrew Jackson was the architect of a Native America genocide.

Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put
National
Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (April 24, 2017)
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.

Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (April 12, 2017)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.

Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (April 12, 2017)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum?
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum? (April 11, 2017)
Something is missing from the expressed desire on the part of some people to ‘indigenize’ more things in the world, such as college curriculum materials.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Genocide tactics stay in our communities
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Genocide tactics stay in our communities (March 30, 2017)
Lateral violence created dissension, competition and jealousy, and is a remnant of cultural genocide tactics.

Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee
Opinion
Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee (March 22, 2017)
Emotions are hard to keep in check for an Indian woman standing near the tomb of Andrew Jackson.

Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide
National | Politics
Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide (March 16, 2017)
Andrew Jackson is widely reviled as one of the worst presidents for Indian Country but he has one prominent admirer in the White House.

Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president
Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president (March 6, 2017)
There should be no surprise that President Trump hung Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (March 6, 2017)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.

Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson
Opinion | Politics
Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson (March 2, 2017)
At President Donald Trump’s request, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office.

Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground
Opinion
Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground (February 27, 2017)
Don’t use the idea of indigenous genocide to construct your liberation, let’s work together.

Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (February 23, 2017)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.

Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (February 20, 2017)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image

Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days
Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days (February 1, 2017)
A discriminatory database, forced evictions, a wall to divide, Trump is a throwback to what the U.S. has already done to Native Americans.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (January 30, 2017)
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.

Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma
Health | Opinion
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (January 25, 2017)
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (January 12, 2017)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.

Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'

Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (December 20, 2016)
Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.

Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)
Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.

Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here
Opinion
Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here (December 7, 2016)
What we’ve all witnessed in person, as well as on social media video shared from Standing Rock, can only be described as evil.

Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin
Opinion
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (December 1, 2016)
It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.

Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors
Opinion
Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors (November 30, 2016)
We have survived the rise of a nation-state—a 'super power'—grounded in our genocide.

Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (November 30, 2016)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans
Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (November 17, 2016)
Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.

Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (November 8, 2016)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern (November 8, 2016)
History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.

André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people
Opinion
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)
'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'

Indigenous communities in Nicaragua facing deadly attacks
World
Indigenous communities in Nicaragua facing deadly attacks (October 17, 2016)
At least 30 indigenous people have been killed as new settlers seek more land and more resources.

Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience
Opinion
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience (October 17, 2016)
Because the Lakota lacked an immigration policy they went from being 100 percent of the population to approximately 1 percent today.

Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day
Opinion
Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day (October 14, 2016)
American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.

Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide'
Opinion
Stephanie Land: 'There are no kid-friendly terms for genocide' (October 11, 2016)
'I told my daughter she can’t dress up as a Native American for Halloween. Here’s why.'

Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana
Law | National
Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana (October 5, 2016)
Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.

Toni Tsatoke: Students want the real truth about Native history
Education | Opinion
Toni Tsatoke: Students want the real truth about Native history (October 5, 2016)
'I believe that students can 'handle' more than we give them credit for and they want to learn the truth.'

Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity
Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (September 12, 2016)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (September 1, 2016)
Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.

Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era
Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (August 30, 2016)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.

John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak
Environment | Opinion
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (August 25, 2016)
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation (August 25, 2016)
Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.

Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s
Canada | Law
Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s (August 22, 2016)
During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 20,000 Native children were taken from their homes and placed in foster care or up for adoption.

Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (August 15, 2016)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.

Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (August 9, 2016)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.

Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust
Opinion
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust (August 8, 2016)
There is no question that the multitude of social problems faced by tribal communities stem from the historical trauma our ancestors and relatives experienced.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Healing from colonization of indigenous peoples (August 1, 2016)
As Native people we are no strangers to grief.

Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug (July 28, 2016)
The U.S. has an ugly past that is barely recognized in history books or any major media.

Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (July 26, 2016)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.

Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (July 26, 2016)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.

Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump
Opinion
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (July 22, 2016)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'

Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence
Opinion
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (July 4, 2016)
According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress us
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress us (July 1, 2016)
We must realize that we are suffering not because of the acts of wicked people, but because of our own silence.

Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too
Opinion
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (June 16, 2016)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S.
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S. (June 13, 2016)
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.

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