President Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans, but urged tribal leaders to continue pushing for recognition.
“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.
Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.
At a meeting Wednesday, tribe official Jarvis Kennedy had a simple message for these posers: “They just need to get the hell out of here. Sorry.”
The justice Department just gave a green light to a lucrative and controversial new industry on Native American reservations.
By Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star As portraits go, it was undeniably arresting, a strong-jawed man in profile wearing a regal Native American war bonnet. But the man in the headdress was singer Pharrell Williams, who is not, last time anyone knew, Native American. When that picture appeared on the July cover of fashion […]
By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As a proud Chinook Indian, Gary Johnson rejects the claim that his tribe in southwestern Washington state is extinct, even though that’s what the Bureau of Indian Affairs declared more than 12 years ago. “They couldn’t be more wrong,” said Johnson, a former chairman of the tribe […]
By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji), McClatchy-Tribune News Service Over the years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November. I believed this to be very important for two reasons: First of all, the Native-American vote has been terribly overlooked by candidates seeking national office […]
The following is excerpted from “The Missing Native Vote,” Stephanie Woodard’s cover story in the July 2014 issue of In These Times. Woodard explains how, nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, American Indians still lack equal access to the ballot box — and how, depending on the outcome of a federal […]