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Native American History is NOW: Indian Country at Reddit

By Ada Claire Indian Country began as a legal term of art: A series of fixed jurisdictional spaces codified by US Code. Locked to Tribes, or more specifically Tribal Governments...

Hear Our Voices, Uplift Our Stories: Why Native Americans Need More Allies

Whether we like it or not, we live in a racial binary nation – discussions of “race relations” most often focus on “white people versus black people.” We also live...

Mother

By Kentaro Herder mother, bury me   there is only rain where i am only rain to dilute my tears showers of rain to wash the sand from my brown...

Cultural Dreams Over Coffee and Tea

By Kentaro Herder I just talked to my mom on the phone and I asked her about the one gray cow on the rug my grandma wove and why the...

Culture Is Health

By Karonhiakwe:kon Parker Just a little over six years ago, I left college and entered a training program to become an EMT (emergency medical technician).  I hated college.  I had just...

Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day: From Natives In America

Some thoughts on today from our incredible team: “There’s a lot of pain that’s comes along with a holiday celebrating the genocide of my people, but there’s also a lot...

Challenge What You Learn, Challenge What You Teach

By Talon Ducheneaux I remember being in third grade at a Nebraska school where I was probably one of two children of color, let alone children who were Native. I...

Standing with Standing Rock Filled My Heart

Rosalia Badhorse All my life, there has always been a small hole in my heart. This hole is a sense of emptiness I have felt in the realization that I...

An Open Letter to President Obama from Natives In America

September 14, 2016 Dear President Barack Obama,            For the first time in 239 years of United States history, a President and First Lady visited a tribal reservation together. This...

Back To School

By Kirsten Shaw Starting your first day of school can be nerve racking. Figuring out where your classes are. Worrying about where to sit for lunch, who to sit next...