Category: Native American

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’

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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

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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.”

Tom Finn: Will Climate Change Wash Away Louisiana’s Remaining Tribes?

The effects of global warming. The Biloxi-Chitimacha stand on the frontlines of this ecological transformation.

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Zoltan Grossman: Building Bridges to Protect the Land

The Cowboy Indian Alliance

Gloria Romero: Toxic Legacy

Ever since Manifest Destiny infested this green planet, Native Americans fought against the severe exploitation and horrific genocide that powered it. The struggle continues as Indian nations fight to ban uranium mining in their precious homelands. Uranium mining mushroomed after the launching of the nuclear age. It provides the fuel for the reactors of nuclear Read more…

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