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Cherokee Nation

A Culture Where a Woman's Voice Mattered As Much As Any Man's

Mary Glickman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
Mary Glickman

Did Cherokee women in the 17th century "have it all"? Centuries before Lean In, there was a thriving Cherokee culture of women leaders, mentors, and matriarchs comfortable in their own skins and minds, exercising remarkable independence and tribal power. Her status was one a woman today might envy.

Stumbling Through Lent: 'Looking for God? Go Look at a Rock'

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Last week I wrote about Savitri Hari, a Hindu woman who finds the sacred in the small, menial things of the world. Tori Isner, a Native American, also finds the divine in -- to me -- unexpected ways.

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Rachel Smolker | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Rachel Smolker

We can sadly reflect on the brutal history of colonization that American Indians faced when Europeans "discovered" and then claimed their lands. Now, centuries later, the ongoing colonization process threatens to colonize not only their lands, but even the genetics of the trees in their forests that are central to their history and livelihoods.

Daily Meditation: God Particles

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Amazing Grace

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Baby Veronica Legal Saga Continues

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Andrea Poe

Complicated twists have become the norm in the two-year battle between the adoptive parents of little girl known as "baby Veronica" and the girl's biological father.

'Baby Girl' Veronica's Birth Father Asks Daughter's Adoptive Parents To Reconsider

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug 1 (Reuters) - The birth father of a girl of Cherokee heritage whose adoption has been finalized by South Carolina courts asked...

The Truth About The Trail Of Tears And Christianity

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

When it comes to America's Indigenous peoples, Christianity has done much wrong. At no time should anyone have been making decisions for people in sovereign aboriginal nations. Likewise, Indigenous followers of the Jesus Way should not be presumed upon by saying they have all been brainwashed.

Ryan Grim

Cherokee Nation Comes To Elizabeth Warren's Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The chief of the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) for what he called an "uneducated, unenlightened and...

Christina Wilkie

At N.C. Casino, Romney's Odds Look Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

CHEROKEE, N.C. -- The glossy, towering multiplex of Harrah's Cherokee hotel and casino stands out as an island of optimism in this otherwise bleak res...

Defending the Sovereignty of the Indian Nations

Tim Giago | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

One does not have to agree with the decision made by the registered voters of the Cherokee Nation to remove the freed men from their roles, but it is the legal right of this sovereign nation to make that decision. Too many Indians have fought and died to earn that right.

A Salute to 'Old School' Fatherhood

Ed Hooper | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Ed Hooper

Mr. Mazarriello reached beyond the stereotypical portrayals of American fatherhood and seized an opportunity for his sons to teach themselves about something more important than sports or toys.

Cherokee Nation, Feds Fight Over Rights Of Freed Slave Descendants

Posted 11.16.2011 | Black Voices

Associated Press TULSA, Okla. -- The Cherokee Nation's election commission voted Wednesday to allow descendants of slaves once owned by tribal memb...

Cherokee Nations Expels Descendants Of Tribe's Black Slaves

Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices

After a long legal fight, the Cherokee nation ousted thousands of descendants of black slaves who had long been official members of the tribe. The...

Remembering Howard Zinn: Power to the People's History

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

It was one year ago today -- January 27, 2010 -- that Howard Zinn died at the age of 85.

He Might Have Been A Sports Legend

Stephen Herrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Herrington

On this anniversary of our Lunar achievement and the graduation of my class of 1969, I wonder if there is any more immutable thing than the ephemeral moment of a winning touchdown.