More: racism

Ana Cecilia Pérez: As non-Black POC, we need to address anti-Blackness
Ana Cecilia Pérez: As non-Black POC, we need to address anti-Blackness (August 3, 2020)

While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism toward other marginalized groups, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian Affairs: Backward and forward
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian Affairs: Backward and forward (August 3, 2020)

It is only with just laws, and the memory of tribal good sense in times of danger that we can look to a future with hope.


Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections
Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections (August 3, 2020)

President Donald Trump is rolling back a landmark environmental law that tribes and tribal citizens have used to protect their homelands from unwanted development.


Cronkite News: Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more
Cronkite News: Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more (July 28, 2020)

As activists nationwide vandalize, topple and demand the removal of Confederate statues and memorials, the United Daughters of the Confederacy removed two monuments from state property in Arizona.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long (July 27, 2020)

The 'norms' sustaining our political system have never favored American Indians because they have been based to a large degree on racial exclusion.


Native Sun News Today: Building trust though diversity
Native Sun News Today: Building trust though diversity (July 23, 2020)

Realizing the full potential of Rapid City’s trade area requires involvement of Native Americans and the maximization of their purchasing power in the largely white border town.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Wrestling among the Mohawks and George Floyd
Doug George-Kanentiio: Wrestling among the Mohawks and George Floyd (July 21, 2020)

Choke holds are extremely dangerous as they cut off blood-and thereby air-to the brain which can result in cardiac arrest, strokes and seizures.


Tim Giago: Native American Culture lesson 101
Tim Giago: Native American Culture lesson 101 (July 20, 2020)

Take a close look at an advertisement that ran in a Minnesota newspaper. Bounties were offered for 'red-skins' in the amount of $200.


'David and Goliath': Arizona leaders applaud name change of NFL Washington team
'David and Goliath': Arizona leaders applaud name change of NFL Washington team (July 14, 2020)

Washington’s NFL team on Monday officially dropped its name, a derogatory term for Native Americans that the team has held since 1933.


‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy
‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy (July 13, 2020)

'A lot of Native American people do not want to be looked at as a sidekick, a caricature or a stereotype,' says Apache artist and activist Douglas Miles.


Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Ernie Stevens: The racist history of the Washington mascot
Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Ernie Stevens: The racist history of the Washington mascot (July 13, 2020)

Is the Washington professional football team name racist? Yes. It’s racist!


N. Bird Runningwater: Enduring Indigenous values
N. Bird Runningwater: Enduring Indigenous values (July 8, 2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the planet and has left none of us untouched.


Albert Bender: Whose Independence Day is it?
Albert Bender: Whose Independence Day is it? (July 8, 2020)

In the Declaration of Independence, Indigenous people are referred to as 'merciless Indian savages.'


Native Youth to NFL: We are not your mascot
Native Youth to NFL: We are not your mascot (July 8, 2020)

As Native American youth, we are powerful. We are resilient, we are unbroken, and we will be silenced no more.


Norma Dunning: As other leagues rethink racist team names, it's time to rename the Edmonton Eskimos
Norma Dunning: As other leagues rethink racist team names, it's time to rename the Edmonton Eskimos (July 6, 2020)

We stand as Inuit who are outraged, who are hurt by the use of the word 'Eskimos.' And we too hope for a better tomorrow.


Rep. Tom Cole: Police reform must be bipartisan
Rep. Tom Cole: Police reform must be bipartisan (July 6, 2020)

Even in divided government, Americans deserve and expect their elected officials to work together to produce police reform legislation that upholds the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of every individual.


Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore
Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore (July 6, 2020)

If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.


Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus
Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus (July 6, 2020)

A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.


'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory
'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory (July 6, 2020)

Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.


Native Sun News Today: New Mexico declares state of emergency
Native Sun News Today: New Mexico declares state of emergency (July 3, 2020)

Diego De Vargas is revered as a leader among the Spanish settlers in New Mexico but reviled by others who accuse him of brutal treatment after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.


Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists
Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists (June 29, 2020)

'This sort of red face racism has no place in our politics,' says journalist Julian Brave Noisecat.


Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle
Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle (June 29, 2020)

As Native Americans, we understand discrimination and racism. We live with it.


Tim Giago: Racism is a two-way street
Tim Giago: Racism is a two-way street (June 29, 2020)

If Native Americans are going to seriously discuss racism I think we should be taking a close look at ourselves.


Native Sun News Today: Statue of Conquistador taken down
Native Sun News Today: Statue of Conquistador taken down (June 25, 2020)

A controversial statue of Juan de Oñate, a Spanish conquistador reviled for brutality against Pueblo people, has come down in New Mexico.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Don’t defund the police, disarm them
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Don’t defund the police, disarm them (June 23, 2020)

How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?


'I feel fine': Legendary activist Suzan Shown Harjo on living with COVID-19
'I feel fine': Legendary activist Suzan Shown Harjo on living with COVID-19 (June 22, 2020)

Over the past two months, Suzan Shown Harjo has tested positive not just once, but twice, for the disease caused by the coronavirus.


Chuck Hoskin: Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds
Chuck Hoskin: Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds (June 22, 2020)

For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic Capitol Square.


Doug George-Kanentiio: We need African American allies to replace offensive mascots and statues
Doug George-Kanentiio: We need African American allies to replace offensive mascots and statues (June 22, 2020)

The tragic fact is that of all ethnic groups this country's Indigenous people have the highest rate of death by cop.


Tim Giago: You have to be carefully taught
Tim Giago: You have to be carefully taught (June 22, 2020)

The national protests now taking place are clearly pointing out America’s duality in racial discrimination and justice.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian world is uncomfortable
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian world is uncomfortable (June 19, 2020)

Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.


Teen students lead Nashville’s largest ever protest against racist police violence
Teen students lead Nashville’s largest ever protest against racist police violence (June 18, 2020)

A huge group—led by students—congregated in Nashville to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and racist police violence.


Oliver Whaley: Slavery still exists in some parts of America
Oliver Whaley: Slavery still exists in some parts of America (June 18, 2020)

As we discuss systematic racism and much needed reform, let us also discuss a systemic overhaul of Native American law, and truly give Native Americans back their freedom and independence by giving tribal nations complete sovereignty.


Indian Country Today: 10 people whose statues should replace Columbus
Indian Country Today: 10 people whose statues should replace Columbus (June 16, 2020)

Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.


Chuck Hoskin: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice
Chuck Hoskin: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice (June 16, 2020)

The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.


'Justice for Kozee!': Native women seek stronger charges for death of Kozee Decorah
'Justice for Kozee!': Native women seek stronger charges for death of Kozee Decorah (June 16, 2020)

Family and friends are demanding justice for Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation who was killed on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road? (June 9, 2020)

Doctors Without Borders was deployed to help the Navajo Nation in the US, the richest country in the world, yet somehow unwilling to help indigenous people, Native citizens. Shameful.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Walking in the shoes of George Floyd
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Walking in the shoes of George Floyd (June 8, 2020)

The atrocious murder of George Floyd finally made many Americans say, 'Enough is enough.'


Arne Vainio: Black lives matter
Arne Vainio: Black lives matter (June 8, 2020)

We’re better than this. We have to be. Four hundred years of oppression is too long.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism originated with a mortal, not a God
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism originated with a mortal, not a God (June 3, 2020)

Sadly, far too many Natives have forgotten their languages and cultural teachings. Actually, the newcomer destroyed them.


United South and Eastern Tribes: Unrest exposes America's original sin against Indigenous peoples
United South and Eastern Tribes: Unrest exposes America's original sin against Indigenous peoples (June 2, 2020)

Injustice in America is not a new reality. In fact, it predates the founding of this nation.


Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020
Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020 (June 1, 2020)

In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.


'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm
'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (May 29, 2020)

The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.


Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins'
Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins' (May 12, 2020)

After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Modern history and ancient Native cultures are not important anymore
Ivan Star Comes Out: Modern history and ancient Native cultures are not important anymore (May 7, 2020)

The majority of citizens in this country need a cattle prod to jolt their memories.


Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row
Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row (May 4, 2020)

An appeals court upheld the death sentence for the only Native American on federal death row even though some judges questioned the necessity of the punishment.


Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not.
Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not. (April 20, 2020)

The Seven Council Fires—Oceti Sakowin—of our Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota nations always stand up for our lands and treaties.


Mark Charles: Trump and Biden are peddling nostalgia and that's a problem
Mark Charles: Trump and Biden are peddling nostalgia and that's a problem (April 15, 2020)

In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.


COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective
COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective (April 9, 2020)

The magnitude of this epidemic is yet to be fully realized but what it does is to further expose the naked reality of entrenched racism in the U.S. and this most rotten core of the national experience.


Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait
Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait (March 23, 2020)

Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.


Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair
Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair (March 16, 2020)

A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'


Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history
Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history (March 9, 2020)

The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime (February 25, 2020)

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.


Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis (January 29, 2020)

How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?


Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now
Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now (January 29, 2020)

The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.


Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages'
Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages' (January 28, 2020)

The use of the term 'savage' is a racist insult not just to Indigenous Bolivians, but to all the Indigenous of North and South America.


Public schools face renewed pressure to eliminate 'Indian' imagery
Public schools face renewed pressure to eliminate 'Indian' imagery (January 27, 2020)

At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'


Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring?
Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring? (January 27, 2020)

One of the most blatant displays of abject racism took place at the NFL Playoff Football game pitting Kansas City against the Tennessee Titans a couple of Saturdays ago.


Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking
Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking (January 16, 2020)

Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.


'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment
'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment (January 13, 2020)

A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.


Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror
Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror (January 7, 2020)

Looking over the 14-year record of accomplishments of the Indigenous socialist government led by Evo Morales in Bolivia, it becomes apparent why U.S. capitalist interests were chomping at the bit to see its demise.