Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She's not Cherokee.
A Native American tribe in California is looking to make a bid for Colt Holding Co, the 179-year-old gun manufacturer, according to a tribal attorney. “Colt is an iconic business and we’re sort of intensely interested in helping a business like that,” Drew Ryce, attorney for the...
A Native American man starved to death while jailed 13 days over a bad check in Washington. An autopsy showed that Keaton Farris died April 7 of dehydration and malnutrition after nearly two weeks in the Island County Jail, reported Natives in America. Relatives hired a detective to investigate his...
THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOUNT RUSHMORE Seattle artist Andrew Morrison made this painting in 2012, featuring, from left, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, "Old Cheyenne" (the name applied to a famous image of a Cheyenne man), and Princess Angelina, Chief Seattle's daughter. Show More Summary
The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. Continue reading ? The post New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
“That a show of that size and scope wouldn’t include Native American curatorial partners is indicative of a museum system that has for centuries seen Indigenous people as subjects. In the United States, where most of the large encyclopedic art museums were formed in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, legacies […]
TEACHING THE TRUTH: Educator Shana Brown, in front of Broadview Thomson School in North Seattle. With a shoestring budget, she’s helping lead the push for accurate Native American history in Washington’s public schools. Kelly O WhenShow More Summary
This is another of those things that makes me remember why I got into historical linguistics; Lameen Souag posts about a wonderful resource that’s finally online: A key document in Native American philology which has been circulating in samizdat form for decades is finally online and searchable: the multi-authored Comparative Siouan Dictionary (as noted by […]
Native Americans often have to contend with depictions of themselves that serve others needs and desires. Debbie Reese responds to The Atlantic Monthly‘s latest defense of that practice — As I read Sophie Gilbert’s article in The Atlantic, “In Defense of Pocahontas: Disney’s Most Radical Heroine” my first reaction to Gilbert’s article was anger. Show More Summary
In the late nineteen-fifties, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter met and fell in love amid the sleepy small towns and picturesque horse farms of Virginia’s Caroline County. Loving was white and Jeter black (as well as Native American), which meant that the state’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924 forbade them from marrying each other. Show More Summary
The University of Idaho intends to cover with fabric a pair of controversial murals in a historic Boise building that depict the lynching of a Native American man by two white settlers armed with a rifle and stick. The masking of the murals comes as the university based in the Idaho city of Moscow...
The 19-month Native American occupation of Alcatraz will be the focus of an upcoming exhibit on an Oregon Indian reservation.
Sean Sherman wants to bring Native American cuisine back to its roots.
Lawyers for the NFL's Washington Redskins urged a U.S. federal judge on Tuesday to reinstate six trademark registrations that were canceled last year for being offensive to Native Americans.
Lawyers for the Native Americans battling the Washington Redskins over the team’s trademark argued in federal court Tuesday that their case has been boosted by a major Supreme Court decision on Confederate flag license plates. The Supreme...Show More Summary
Native American communities continue to suffer heartbreaking teen suicide rates. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is committing funds to help a school on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota, which was recently struck by four student suicides. Read the rest
A family from Michigan just found out the hard way that, according to Child Protective Services, it really does take a village. They went for an extended camping trip and CPS took their kids. If mom hadn’t been a Native American – Indian, thank you – the kids would still be in the custody of the state. Show More Summary
UC San Diego has stepped up efforts to promote college culture among Native Americans under a new partnership with the Sycuan and Viejas tribes as the university seeks to boost enrollment in underrepresented communities.
A key document in Native American philology which has been circulating in samizdat form for decades is finally online and searchable: the multi-authored Comparative Siouan Dictionary (as noted by Guillaume Jacques). Named for the last...Show More Summary
There was nothing Michael Valenzuela could do about it. Nobody could, really. The victim was a tribal member living on the reservation and dating a non-Native man with an abusive streak as deep as it was vicious. Back in the 1990s Valenzuela...Show More Summary