Recently, Rocky Mountain Park officials met with representatives of several Native American groups to discuss ways the park can increase communications with indigenous peoples as well as representation of those people within the park. Native American groups from University of Colorado, including the Center of the American West and the Center for Native American Indigenous [ Read On… ]

In American, many people are familiar with Native Americans. However, this familiarity isn’t always flattering. For example, many people use offensive stereotypes of Native Americans in movies and television shows. Also, many people think of Native Americans as token characters in American historical events, such as the first Thanksgiving. However, did you know there is [ Read On… ]

With accusations of racial slurs being uttered on Capital Hill and in related political circles, it causes one to wonder if this negative/positive ongoing banter is a generational American issue especially since no slurs are being heard coming from the mouths of Native Americans. A recent CNN report by Emanuella Grinberg, highlights trends among Native [ Read On… ]

For more than 125 years, the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska has served just one purpose. It has existed for the sole purpose of circumventing the ban on alcohol sales throughout the neighboring Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Reservation. For more than 125 years, the town has been a major lightening rod for activists wishing to stop [ Read On… ]

The town of Whiteclay, Nebraska has long been famous as the only town in America whose sole reason for existence was the provision of beer. Located just 5 miles from the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Whiteclay had been selling beer and liquor to the reservation’s residents since the late 1800s. But now, the [ Read On… ]

As long as the United States has existed, the rights of Native Americans and the responsibilities of the U.S. Federal Government towards them has been a contentious issue. While most of the legal controversies and unsettled points of law have been ironed out over the last 150 years, there still remain unique circumstances that arise [ Read On… ]

John Maisch, a renowned filmmaker and ex-agent of the Oklahoma Liquor Control Board, has been an instrumental force in bringing about the final and permanent closure of the beer stores that made up the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska’s only business. Since the late 1800s, the town had served one sole purpose. Its only industry was [ Read On… ]