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Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil
Environment | Opinion | World
Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil (September 19, 2017)
Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands
Opinion
Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands (September 13, 2017)
Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.

Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate'
National
Columbus statue in New York City vandalized amid review of 'symbols of hate' (September 13, 2017)
A statue of Christopher Columbus, widely reviled as a symbol of genocide of indigenous peoples, was vandalized in New York City.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Environment | National
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination (September 12, 2017)
Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.

Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe
World
Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe (September 11, 2017)
Federal prosecutors are looking into a reported 'genocide' at an isolated tribal community in the Amazons of Brazil.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)
Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: History center hides the truth about colonization in California (August 22, 2017)
The San Diego History Center ought to tell the truth about the Spanish mission system's sadism and forced, unpaid forced Indian labor, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships
National
Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships (August 16, 2017)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Opinion
Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)
Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)
An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples
Opinion
Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples (July 18, 2017)
I am an American – not by choice, but by occupation, Sonny Skyhawk writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples (July 14, 2017)
Decolonization isn’t necessarily about the reclamation of one’s singular culture, but dismantling the establishment’s control of indigenous people, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks
Opinion
Mark Charles: A healthier community lasts longer than beautiful fireworks (July 5, 2017)
Every year the Fourth of July becomes harder and harder to celebrate, Mark Charles writes.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old
Canada | Opinion
Gabrielle Scrimshaw: I was taken from my mother's arms at two weeks old (June 30, 2017)
More than a century of Indian policy by the Canadian government included forced migration, segregation, limiting education, outlawing culture and separating children from their parents, Gabrielle Scrimshaw writes in The New York Times.

Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Matthew Hayday: Indigenous activists protest 'celebration of colonialism' in Canada (June 29, 2017)
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.

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.'

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