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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. ...

The NFL 'Playbook' for Defending Racism Against American Indians

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

The Washington team's inappropriate response is unfortunately consistent with the "playbook" that the Washington team and NFL continues to use to defend the offensive and harmful team name and logo of the Washington team.

Kate Sheppard

Tribes In Three States Ask Obama Administration To Reject Keystone XL | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An association representing 16 American Indian tribes in three states along the Keystone XL pipeline route sent a letter to President Ba...

Nick Wing

Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face | Nick Wing | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports

Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team nam...

The Chronicles of Gringolandia

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Alex Cacioppo

Americans like to think that they live in a perpetual present, as author Ilan Stavans, a Jewish-Mexican immigrant to the U.S. in the 1980s, writes in A Most Imperfect Union, lavishly illustrated by his compadre Lalo Alcaraz. But that is another illusory convention that, like many others, gets knocked down in the manner of a summary execution.

Not a Full Picture: Evaluating Tribal College Success Using Mainstream Measures

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Marybeth Gasman

In spite of a dire need for funding, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are preserving and building upon Indigenous culture and educating Native people.

Peter Pan and the Roots of Racism

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Broadbent

White America strains away from the ugly truths of Ferguson, of Sanders, of the black men shot by a police force sworn to protect them. But a beloved fairy tale? How could something so innocuous be wrong? How dare we go after the ur-childhood, the ultimate fantasy of Neverland?

Nota Bene: The Pilgrims Were Illegal Immigrants

Dan Agin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dan Agin

Yes. The Pilgrims were illegal immigrants. They landed in America without the permission of the American Indians, who owned the land by virtue of resi...

"Pro-American" History Textbooks Hurt Native Americans

Shannon Speed | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Shannon Speed

The Texas State Board of Education wants to reinforce this knowledge gap, forcing Texas high schoolers to learn a sanitized version of U.S. history in the name of being "pro-American."

1890 and 1973: Do We Really Know What Happened At Wounded Knee?

Mark Tilsen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Tilsen

My three children are Oglala Lakota. They grew up here on the Pine Ridge Reservation. If they hadn't, maybe they wouldn't have known about the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. That's because Wounded Knee, the most famous catastrophe in Native history, is rarely taught in U.S. schools.

Where the Data Speak of Capacity

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Brimley is a school that helps dispel the myth that there is little schools can do to help students overcome poverty, isolation, and discrimination. But such schools can't be reduced to just a couple of practices. They do a lot of things right, not just a few.