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Rare, Old Photos of Native American Women and Children

Paul Ratner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Paul Ratner

Photographs from over a hundred years ago can open an amazing portal into the history. But photos don't tell the whole story, and so much of what happened back then is hard to stomach.

Daily Meditation: Listening, Learning

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

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

Leaving the Reservation: Modern Day Assimilation

Gyasi Ross | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Gyasi Ross

Native students who are getting back acceptance letters right now: I'm proud of you. Your people are proud of you. You have an opportunity to do something amazing. Do it. We'll be waiting for you.

Does the Democratic Party Have an Indian Problem?

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Keeping voting inconvenient for minority groups is a common GOP ploy. However, it's a peculiar philosophical choice for the party of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Barack Obama.

11 Powerful Artworks That Reveal The Diversity Of Contemporary American Indian Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

An Everlast punching bag covered in ornate beads, a woman languishing next to a life-size, four-legged balloon animal, a black cedar mask made distinc...

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

Sioux Mother Rescues Abused Children, Faces Arrest

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Stephanie Woodard

The doctor found bruises covering the boy's penis and scrotum. Those injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother -- not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.

The Baby Veronica Saga: Denial of a Father's Rights and Now a $1 Million Lesson

Adam Pertman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Adam Pertman

This latest chapter in a young child's heart-rending saga does offer an opportunity, however, to step back from the details of the custody battle and consider its many important lessons.

Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

In 1637 the body of a white man was discovered dead in a boat. Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village. They also set the village, which included many children, on fire.

Richie Incognito, Redskins and Racism in the NFL

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Gyasi Ross

News flash: football is bullying; let's not romanticize the game and pretend that sportsmanship is a vital part of the game. In fact, that is the game -- to be the better bully than the other guy.

Getting Halloween Right Amid Geisha, Indian, and Pimp Costumes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Malachi Segers For young adults hunting for a last minute Halloween costume, it's often really hard to walk the line between cool and offensiv...

'Sambo' Versus 'Redskin'

Stampp Corbin | Posted 12.22.2013 | Sports
Stampp Corbin

The current Washington name is an embarrassment to the city of D.C and beyond, as well at the NFL. Can you imagine the NFL or owners would keep the name if 25 percent of the players in the NFL were Native American? Talk about tyranny of the majority.

Friday Talking Points [278] -- ...And the Law Won

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.

Journey on the Ancestors Highway

Carla Moreno | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Carla Moreno

The Chinook people have inhabited what is now Washington and Oregon for thousands of years. Despite being well-documented in Pacific Northwest history with a present-day vibrant community, they are considered nonexistent.

The Last American Indian On Earth

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts

Imagine a man dressed in stereotypically "traditional" Native American garb, donning a massive white feathered headdress, an ornamental tunic, and fac...


AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It was Fashion's Night Out in Los Angeles. Celebrities and models packed parties and shopping extravaganzas thrown by designers a...

The Mystery of Who We Are

Tara Brach | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Probably the deepest inquiry in any of the spiritual traditions is the question, "Who am I?" If we look behind the roles and images that our culture gives us, behind the ideas that we internalize from our family, who's really here?

The Prejudice We Permit

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Crime
Ian Reifowitz

Prejudice can kill. George Zimmerman saw a young black male wearing a hoodie, and made a decision that reflected the dictionary definition of prejudi...

"I Know a Lot More About Being White Than You Know About Being Indian."

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Writer Sherman Alexie, who was born on a Native American reservation, talks with me about feeling "lost and insignificant inside the larger culture," and how his culture's "lack of power" is very apparent in stereotypical sports mascots, like that of the Cleveland Indians.

The Warp and Woof of a Renewed America: Occupy and Native Americans

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

It is only now, after the onset of the "Great Recession" in which you and I are getting a taste of what Indigenous peoples have had to bear for literally hundreds of years, that everyone can find good reason to begin to care for each other -- and even fight for each other.

Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Were Native American Tribes Cheated Out Of More Than $1 Billion?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by s...

LOOK: Native American Man: ‘You’re All F**king Illegals!’

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

(CAUTION: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS OBSCENE LANGUAGE) A Native American told a group of anti-illegal immigrants protesters in Arizona, who "the real ...

Indian Child Welfare Scandal Unfolds in South Dakota

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 03.04.2013 | Crime
Stephanie Woodard

A group of Native American children were claiming sexual and physical abuse by their white adoptive parents, whose home they first entered as foster children. The agents were determined to get the kids to recant.

A Self-Styled Native American, On The Streets Of Harlem

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

Robert Banks' one-bedroom flat is lavishly decorated with Native American artwork--sculptures and dreamcatchers that the 71-year-old Georgia native cr...