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Native American Heritage Month

I Didn't Know I Was Adopted

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Seventeen years ago this month, I was in the middle of a full-blown identity crisis. I didn't know who or what I was anymore, let alone what to call myself. As our nation turns to observe National Adoption Month, I'm reminded of accidentally discovering, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

7 Things to Know About Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. A recent editorial by Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, suggests that "the vast majority of Americans have a limited -- and often mistaken -- understanding of Native American history."

Children of the Powwow: Changing The Way We See Native America

Terra Trevor | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Every American Indian person at the powwow is connected, and is making a statement that American Indian people are still here. This is our celebration of life past, present and future.

Undoubtedly Offensive: What We Can Learn From No Doubt's Big Mistake

Mac Bishop | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Mac Bishop

While I find it hard to believe that No Doubt didn't anticipate this controversy, I can relate to their naïveté and well-meaning apology.

Native American Heritage Month - a Time to Honor the Contributions of Our Nation's First Peoples

Rep. Joe Baca | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Joe Baca

Amid the family dinners, football, and shopping this week, let's take some time to recognize our continent's original inhabitants -- Native Americans, and their many contributions that have greatly enriched the United States.

The Buffalo In The Room: A Reflection For Native American Heritage Month

Alison Owings | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Alison Owings

As we, the American public, hack through thickets of politically enhanced blogoshere-distributed demonstrations and debates about who we are, most of us overlook one factor: We started out as trespassers.