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People Claiming #ColumbusWasAHero Are On The Wrong Side Of History

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Christopher Columbus was a cruel colonizer who enslaved thousands of people and decimated the native populations he met. He killed, raped and plundere...

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

For Native Peoples, Earth Day Is a Silly Concept

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mary Annette Pember

"They treat Mother Earth like they treat women ... They think they can own us, buy us, sell us, trade us, rent us, poison us, rape us, destroy us, use us as entertainment and kill us."

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Squished Deer Brains With Bare Hands For Research

USA Today | Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Oct. 6, the series will be released for the first time as e-books; paperback editions will be reissued with new covers next spring; and on March 29...

Take This Mine And Shove It: India Fights Coal, As Tribe Fights Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With the blessing of the Indian Supreme Court, Vedanta plans to launch its own version of Appalachia-style mountaintop removal on the Niyamgiri mountain, which the Dongria Kondh tribe worships as a god.

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.

McCain Courts The Indian Country Vote

Rebecca Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Ford

John McCain released his Native American policy this week, strengthening his popularity among American Indians, who could well shift as a demographic bloc to the Republicans this election cycle.