More: pocahontas

Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington (October 22, 2019)

The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people
Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people (January 14, 2019)

I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.


Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.


Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today
Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today (July 3, 2018)

Indian Country has a long, complicated, and often conflicted relationship with the United States.


Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.


Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country
Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country (July 6, 2015)

I want everything that intrudes on Indian’s right to live without racism or romanticism to die along with the old racists who invented them.


Opinion: True history of Pocahontas much darker than you think
Opinion: True history of Pocahontas much darker than you think (March 10, 2015)

Despite popular belief, the young girl was actually 10-years old when the settlers arrived in 1612 and she was mercilessly taken prisoner at Jamestown for over a year.


Opinion: Pocahontas and one tribe's bid for federal recognition
Opinion: Pocahontas and one tribe's bid for federal recognition (June 23, 2014)

Laurie Gwen Shapiro travels to historic Jamestown in Virginia and learns about the Pamunkey Tribe.


First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial
First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial (December 10, 2013)

Cockacoeske, a 17th century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe, has been selected for the Women of Virginia memorial.


Review: Stereotypes, racism and sexism in 'Pocahontas' play
Review: Stereotypes, racism and sexism in 'Pocahontas' play (March 18, 2013)

Claudia La Rocco of The New York Times reviews the bizarre-sounding Pocahontas, and/or America: So, you know, blah blah and something something. In other words, the onus is on...