Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 in an effort to stop American-Indian families from having their children removed by state and local officials. Yet 36 years later, Indian children in South Dakota are 11 times more likely to be removed from their families and placed in foster care than non-Indian children.
Don't let your elected officials succumb to the pressure of a few hypocrites/bigots with loud microphones. Hear these immigrants out the same way that this nation's Indigenous people heard this nation's white ancestors out. That's what the Wilberforce Act requires.
Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.
For the most part, Schachter-Shalomi's success was based in his liberal acceptance of people exploring alternate paths of spiritual awakening (from LSD to Yoga), and his legitimizing of alternate possibilities within Judaism.
The Fourth of July's yahoo of fireworks turns an immensely complicated time in U.S. history into a cartoon of miseducation. There is a lot that complicates the events surrounding the Fourth of July and the Revolutionary War.
Over sixty five million people in the US, perhaps a fifth of our sisters and brothers, are not enjoying the "unalienable rights" of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" promised when the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776.
The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.
Ever notice how strange-sound words tend to start sounding normal after hearing them enough? What words come up frequently in Illinois that seem mundane to those of us who live here but maybe deserve a second look?
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...
Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.
America in 2014 typically condemns racist behavior in the sports world -- just look at what happened to Donald Sterling. However, we've stood idly by for decades when the object of the racism is Native Americans.
Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it.
Lyle, Washington In south-central Washington, the wild Klickitat River, one of the longest undammed rivers in the Pacific Northwest, flows 95 miles...
My Facebook friends are once again on the warpath. What has their knickers in a wad this time? It's those goofy Native Americans complaining about spo...
A one in five chance of committing suicide, a one in ten chance of being abused, twice as likely to be placed in foster care, and a one in three chance of living in poverty. These are the odds for Native American children living in North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma, California, and across the country today.
My hometown football team has been under fire for many years for using the derogatory term "redskin" as its team mascot. As it should. Indeed, the stereotype existed long before the football team -- even before football. But where and how do such mean-spirited and distorted caricatures get started?