Category: Native American

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Indigenous Leaders Want Pope Francis To Rescind Bull Justifying Imperialism

The Doctrine of Discovery, which allowed taking indigenous land 500 years ago, still underpins Indian law in the U.S.

Vincent Emanuele: River of Souls: Colonialism’s Toxic Legacy

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.” — Jean-Baptise Alphonse Karr Recently, a contractor working for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Mountain West state of Colorado unintentionally released 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste into the Animas River. Right now, people in the US are debating the efficacy of the Read more…

Kathy Kelly: Replanting

Our shared future requires faith that whatever lays ahead, small gestures undertaken now – a folded message, a careful planting – are not lost

Pamela D. Palmater: Stephen Harper Continues Canada’s Legacy of Genocide and Denial

Institutionalized racism in Canada is perpetuating the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women

Marcos Burbery: ‘By Blood’ Tackles the Untold Legacy of Slave-Owning Cherokees

It’s an obscure part of antebellum history, but members of no fewer than five Native American tribes participated in chattel slavery

Matt Peterson: ‘We love being Lakota’: native autonomy in Pine Ridge

We Love Being Lakota is the first in a series of videos and texts from the documentary project ‘The Native and the Refugee’

Paul Street: The Chicago Blackhawks, Indian Logos, and the U.S. Empire

In the United States, however, American Indian names and logos—appropriated from indigenous people the U.S. military and white settlers largely exterminated in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries—persist in professional, collegiate, and high school athletics and also in the military

Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving

There was never a giving and there should be no thanks

Husna Haq: Sioux tribe calls Keystone XL approval ‘act of war.’

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is not alone in its opposition to the pipeline

Winona La Duke: Activism On and Off the Reservation

David Barsamian interviews Winona La Duke on “Being Left”: “They talk about the fact that what occurred in the Great Plains in terms of the whole rise and fall of the farming culture there is the result of the largest economic and ecological miscalculation in American history. What America has done to the Great Plains is what America has done to the continent.”

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