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Mockery and Injury: The San Francisco Giants 'Celebrate' Native American Heritage

April Negrette | Posted 07.01.2014 | San Francisco
April Negrette

Native American Heritage Night at the Giants game last week seemed like an ideal time to attend a game with my little sister. That is, unless you consider watching non-Native people prance around in a costume headdress and getting slammed to the ground by your hair by police to be "ideal."

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

Is Sport Hunting a Sin?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Our treatment of animals may in the future help shape relationships between peoples as much as with such creatures. Religion and culture may play role...

Native American Women Pray for Most Polluted U.S. River, the Ohio

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Annette Pember

The Ohio River has been tough for me to ignore. I often wince involuntarily when I pass its befouled water and look away with a pang of guilt.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

Donald Sterling v. Daniel Snyder: A Case Study in How the NBA and NFL Handle Racism Differently

Gyasi Ross | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

The NFL is a league that, unlike the NBA, allows allegations of racism to exist and actually justifies and explains it away.

Rare, Old Photos of Native American Women and Children

Paul Ratner | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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...

Recovery

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...