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A Right to the Land: Native Americans and Militias in Oregon and Nevada

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
A. B. Wilkinson

The militia in Oregon has brought media attention and debate about how the U.S. government should respond. Somewhat perplexed, Native Americans and others are asking the question: why have authorities been so slow to react in Oregon?

The Revenant Is Ultimately the Same Old White Savior Stuff for Native People

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Gyasi Ross

NOTE: This review contains spoilers -- both of the movie and also for those tender hearts who think that Leonardo DiCaprio is somehow doing something progressive for Native people.

In The 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

14-year-old Girl Testifying Against Native American Mascots Says Crowd Shouted 'Get Off the Stage Squaw'

Tara Houska | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Tara Houska

"Get off the stage, squaw!" Bella Cornell, a 14-year old girl from the Choctaw Nation, said she heard these words as she finished her testimony against the name and mascot of the McLoud High School Redskins during a mid-December school board meeting.

Guns Make Anger and Despair Lethal

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

These new measures will not prevent every shooting that snuffs out the lives of nearly seven children to gun violence daily, but they will save many lives and help staunch the relentless plague of gun violence that terrorizes our nation's homes, schools and communities.

Tribe Member: 'We Would Have Been Dead By Now' If We Acted Like Oregon Militants

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore. -- The armed protesters who seized remote federal property in Oregon should leave, the Burns Paiute Tribal Council urged Wednesday. The o...

In the 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

We can choose to follow any path in life. What it really comes down to is deciding that the price we pay is worth the decisions made.

Buddha's Tooth, a Book

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

I recommend a book that's somewhat about a mislaid molar of the historical Buddha. A mislaid molar, a tooth, found and duly deemed a dusty dentine rel...

In the 'Hour Late' ( Joe Webster 2 )

Jon Horford | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

Even after exceeding expectations for black people in the south by becoming wealthy landowners, Joe's family could not escape the harsh realities of the times.

In the 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

Joe Webster has lived an amazing life. He considers himself to have been very fortunate in terms of familial support and opportunities given. And it all stems from a brave decision his Great Grandmother made one hundred and fifty one years ago.

Showing Our Thanks for Grandparent Caregivers

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

As most of us prepare to gather with family, sharing meals and good times, we as a nation should look at how we value families and support the efforts made within families to provide for future generations.

It Only Took 18 Years, But I'm Finally A United States Citizen

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Brown Girl Magazine

I was thirteen when 9/11 happened, just a few weeks into the start of the eighth grade. The series of events that that horrifying incident put into action are still playing out to this day, 14 years later.

Why Thanksgiving Is A 'National Day Of Mourning' For Some Americans

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

When Cedric Cromwell sits down with his family for a meal on Thanksgiving each year, the day holds a unique kind of significance. Cromwell is the cha...

A Hidden Gem In Indianapolis, Indiana: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.

Ban Columbus Day? There Shouldn't Be a Debate

Billie K. Fidlin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Billie K. Fidlin

The United States perception of Christopher Columbus is filled with erroneous information. He was a killer. But yet we stand by this geneocidal tactic of celebrating one who didn't just marginalize a people, but mutilated them. Though he may be long dead, his legacy is not.

Rick Santorum Could Use a Lesson in Democracy!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Appearing on Hardball hosted by Chris Matthews immediately after the Republican debate, former Senator Rick Santorum revealed some strange contortions regarding his understanding of the constitution

Rand Paul Thinks 'Lack Of Assimilation' Is Native Americans' Problem

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the airwaves Thursday to broadcast his theory that Native Americans "don't do very well because of their...

One Officer Was Indicted For Murdering Sam Dubose. What About the Officer(s) Who Lied To Cover It Up?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.03.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Police officers aren't the only people who lie about crimes. That's not the point. The police are supposed to uphold the law. Criminals are supposed be the ones who break it. We should be able to tell the difference between them.

Adam Sandler Shrugs Off Criticism He's Making A Racist Movie

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment

Adam Sandler brushed off claims that his upcoming movie is racist in his first public response to Native American actors walking off the set. "It was...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For centuries, Native American leaders from across the United States have traveled to meet with the “Great White Father” in Washington to plead th...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Pocahontas' Descendants Get Official Recognition 2 Decades After The Disney Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

From Christopher Columbus' first bootprints in the New World -- where he declared that the people he met were "Indians" because he thought he was some...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Labor Rights And Tribal Sovereignty Collide At Indian Casinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

In 2013, Gary Navarro took a job working the slots at the Graton Resort and Casino, an Indian-owned casino in Rohnert Park, California. He was just 45...

Kate Sheppard

Meet The Woman Helping Native American Communities Get Ready For Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Karen Diver/Fond du Lac) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at ...

Tense Video Shows Native American Actors Confronting Producers On Set Of Adam Sandler Movie

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment

A recently released video filmed on the set of an upcoming Adam Sandler movie shows Native American actors arguing with producers that the script rein...

Native American Youth Brainstorm Ways To Overcome Challenges

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. ...