Native Americans

Randy Woodley 11-26-2007

There seems to be much concern lately over the people being referred to as "illegal immigrants." Let's define our terms: "Immigrant" - somebody who has come to a country and settled there. "Illegal" - forbidden by law. Concern about illegal immigrants has a familiar ring to us Native Americans. We have been empathizing with those concerns for over half a millennium.

Let's see ...Were the [...]

Randy Woodley 11-19-2007

 

Millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving again this year with a philosophy of Manifest Destiny. Many Native Americans will not celebrate Thanksgiving at all. They will view the holiday as a national day of mourning. To them, the Thanksgiving Myth justifies the genocide of indigenous peoples and acquiesces to notions of White supremacy. They will protest at Plymouth Rock and [...]

The largest gathering of American Indians in U.S. history came together in Washington, D.C., in September for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Julienne Gage 09-01-2002

Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie often snaps "that's personal" during interviews, yet the characters in his books and films closely follow his own life growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation...

Tom Montgomery-Fate 09-01-2000
Ian Frazier's On the Rez

Native struggles for environmental justice.

Molly Marsh 05-01-1999

Housing and Urban Development officials and Native American tribal leaders are launching a project to build and renovate housing on tribal lands.

A group of Native Americans appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to argue that "Redskins," the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team, is racist and not deserving of federa

Julienne Gage 03-01-1996
Sherman Elexie sings the Reservation Blues

Most of us have places that, for us, hold a special sense of the divine-sacred locations where we go for prayer, meditation, and reflection.

Winona LaDuke 09-01-1995

It's a misty morning on Big Chippewa Lake. An Anishinabeg couple drags their canoe toward the water's edge. The woman boards in front and sits on her haunches.

Jon Magnuson 09-01-1995

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures.

Daniel Tiessen 11-01-1979

Some Biblical Insights on Native Land Claims

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