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Louise Erdrich on Her New Novel, ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans

Interviewed in Minneapolis, where she runs her own bookstore, the author spoke about her conception of family, ancestors and storytelling.

Louise Erdrich on "LaRose" (Plus an Excerpt)

National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich on her masterful new novel, a cross-generational story of family, obligation and love set on a Native American reservation.

Column Calls For Return Of Racist Braves Mascot, Is Promptly Deleted

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Bill Shanks’ column in the Macon Telegraph on why the Atlanta Braves should bring back their old mascot Chief Noc-A-Homa—a caricature of an Native American chief with a name that appears to be a baseball pun mashed together with what someone thought sounded like an “Indian name”—begins thusly: Read more...

Federal Schools for Native American Students Are Crumbling. Here's How to Fix Them.

Classrooms and hallways so cold children wear coats all day. Ceilings that leak year round. Buckled floors and broken doorways. A science classroom so poorly ventilated it can't be used for chemistry experiments. These are the conditions...Show More Summary

Burning Man for the 1%

This past weekend the elite tech-centric festival Further Future took place on 49 acres of Native American land outside of Las Vegas. Like the infamous Burning Man festival, it attracts leader in the technology industry. But while Burning...Show More Summary

Today’s Cuckoo Land Report

(Steven Hayward) What did Donald Trump say this time? Something offensive to indians native Americans? Yes, he said something about “going off the reservation...” Wait, what’s that? Hillary said it? And has offered the usual abject apologies?...Show More Summary

I Called Out My Friend for Appropriating Native American Culture, And She Still Doesn't Get It

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Recently, I was wasting time on social media when I came across a photo that a friend shared. It a beautiful photo of her and her son. In it, both of them were crowned with gorgeous Native American warbonnets in vibrant shades of blue, white, purple, and black. Gorgeous. But, right away, it rubbed... Continue reading

Trump: ‘The Indians Have Gone Wild’ Over Hillary’s ‘Off the Reservation’ Remark

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued on CNN Monday that Hillary Clinton's statement that he had gone “off the reservation” was insulting to Native Americans, while ironically using some slightly offensive language himself.

Hillary Clinton’s Comment of “Off the Reservation” Angers Native Americans

Well, if you didn’t know the origins of the phrase, now you know: Hillary Clinton drew ire from Native Americans on Saturday over her use of the phrase “off the reservation” in a CNN interview. Activists pointed to the saying’s dark origins in late-19th-century laws restricting Native Americans to reservation lands. “When reservations were first […]

Native American Model Reminds Us Her Culture Isn't a Fashion Statement

Daunnette Reyome is a 13-year-old Native American model who's had enough of cultural appropriation. She's making it her mission to make people think twice before wearing Native American-inspired accessories, and we think some fashion and cosmetics brands should take note.

More on Kennewick Man

A new technical report re-analyzes the data of Rasmussen et al. study on Kennewick man and confirms that he is related to Native Americans. From the report:We find the Kennewick sample has the highest shared similarity to Native American...Show More Summary

California lawmakers reject "John Wayne Day" because John Wayne was a racist creep

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a 1971 Playboy interview John Wayne expressed his views on blacks ("irresponsible") and native Americans ("selfish"). These comments came back to haunt Wayne's legacy when California lawmakers nixed Orange County Assemblyman Matthew...Show More Summary

How Madeline Sayet is Transforming the Way We Think About Shakespeare

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

As resident director of the arts organization Amerinda, 26-year-old Madeline Sayet is building a better future for Native American performers, helping them land more diverse and complex roles. Her latest endeavor: creating indigenous and feminist retellings of Shakespeare. Here’s how she’s banishing stereotypes while breathing new life into the Bard.

Oklahoma Republican sorry for saying Native Americans and blacks can’t handle alcohol

last weekNews : The Raw Story

An Oklahoma Republican is trying to walk back remarks he made declaring that Native Americans are “predisposed to alcoholism,” a comment he made during debate regarding changes to the state’s alcohol laws. Oklahoma Public Radio’s KGOU reported Thursday that State Republican...

Nathan Mabry's splendid drawings and smile-inducing sculptures

The first room of the exhibition at Cherry and Martin has five splendid drawings, each created by layering outlines of faces taken from art objects. They suggest Asian, African or Native American sources, but also European art. The outlines are so thoroughly intertwined that it’s impossible to...

Kennewick Man was Native American

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After years of speculation and wrangling over his remains, Kennewick Man turns out to be closely related to contemporary, local Native Americans after all. Discovered near Kennewick, Wash., in 1996, the skeleton ended up in a tug ofShow More Summary

Washington's NFL Team Is In Desperate Need Of A History Lesson

A certain NFL team with a name disparaging of Native Americans is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court can offer some relief in its ongoing trademark cancellation battle. The team argued in a special petition filed Monday that the U.S. Patent...Show More Summary

Washington Redskins Appeal To SCOTUS On Trademark And Seek To Tie Their Case To That Of The Slants

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've talked quite a bit around here about the saga of the Washington Redskins trademark cancellation. The long-held mark by the football team was cancelled after a group of Native Americans petitioned against it, claiming that the team's name was disparaging of their people. Show More Summary

House votes to designate bison as America's national mammal

Prior to approving the measure by voice vote Tuesday, House members spoke of the significance to the nation's history of the bison, also known as buffalo. The animals were central to many Native American cultures and were on the verge of extinction before revival efforts established herds on national refuges and parks.

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