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Probing the Paradoxes of Native Americans in Pop Culture

A new exhibition picks apart the cultural mythologies surrounding the first “Americans

FAUXCAHONTAS: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics. There’s also d…

FAUXCAHONTAS: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics. There’s also discomfort on the left and among some tribal leaders and activists that Warren has a political blind spot when it comes to the murkiness surrounding her story of her heritage, which blew up as an issue in her victorious 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. In […]

America as Indian Country

Peter Schjeldahl writes about the omnipresence of Native Americans in popular culture.

YES, IT DOES: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics. There’s a gho…

YES, IT DOES: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics. There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a reelection campaign in Massachusetts this year: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry. Warren says now, as she has from the first days of […]

Storm Signs for Fauxcahontas?

(Steven Hayward) Elizabeth Warren’s potential presidential run in 2020 may have hit a major bump in the road with today’s story in her hometown paper, the Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren’s native American problem goes beyond politicsShow More Summary

Jordan to take break from legislative duties to campaign

State Rep. Paulette Jordan says she's taking next week off from the Legislature to campaign for governor in southern Idaho. The Democrat from Plummer and the only Native American lawmaker … Click to Continue »

America's Foreign Policy Attention Deficit

We Washingtonians rightly get criticized for being hyper focused on politics. While D.C. natives gossip about the ups and downs of the powerful elite, most Americans are worrying about their marriages and mortgages. The disjuncture is...Show More Summary

Appeals court vacates decisions that canceled Redskins trademark registrations

Washington wins case, but Native Americans note court still finds team nickname disparaging        

Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage

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In her new play “Sovereignty,” Mary Kathryn Nagle brings together her legal activism and her family history.

Trump’s Border-Wall Prototypes: A Kind of National Monument to American Nativism

Artist Christoph Büchel has created an online petition to declare Donald Trump’s eight border-wall prototypes — now standing in California — a permanent national monument. This is brilliant. When I read the proposal I was struck with the thunder of what Emerson called “alienated majesty” — that feeling of seeing ... More »

Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. … Click to Continue »

Native American veterans will be honored with memorial on National Mall

Despite a long history of unfair and even horrific treatment by their government, they have served since the Revolution. Some say the honor is ‘long overdue.’

Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm

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As temperatures dropped below zero on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this month, one young girl felt she had had enough.

Minnesota Native American tribe seeks farm bill funding

Minnesota Native American leaders are part of an initiative to bring more farm bill funding to Indian Country. More than 30 tribes across the country have formed the Native Farm … Click to Continue »

Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm

“Out here, it feels like we’re in our own world. It doesn’t feel like the U.S. It feels like a third-world country.”

Steven Seagal Accused Of Raping Native American Teen While Filming On Deadly Ground

We've heard multiple allegations of sexual harassment and predatory behavior about Steven Seagal. Now a woman has come forward with an accusation of rape. Regina Simons, the part Navajo, part Sioux teen, was a hired as an extra on On Deadly Ground after going to the open call for the 1994 action film taking place on [...]

Arizona man put injustices to Native Americans in focus

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running died Sunday of complications from a brain tumor at his Flagstaff home, said his daughter, Raechel Running. Show More Summary

Groups document voting rights abuses in Indian Country

Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they've encountered a wide range of obstacles that makes … Click to Continue »

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