Researchers at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, have discovered some interesting DNA inside the corpse of a native baby who died about 11,500 years ago. According to the researchers, and their research partners in Copenhagen, Denmark, this DNA represents the first solid evidence of a people who have only existed in theory until now. The [ Read On… ]

For several years, Native Americans have protested the Cleveland Indians’ use of a mascot called Chief Wahoo. This mascot was depicted as a Native American with a very wide grin showing his teeth. Many viewed it as a cartoonish depiction that belittled Native Americans and their culture. Under pressure from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob [ Read On… ]

For years, Native Americans have been frustrated over the commercial use of symbols and references to their cultures. Many teams and organizations have dropped their references to Native American cultures. The next team on the list to do this will be the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians is a baseball team that is based in [ Read On… ]

Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike star in the recently released Western film “Hostiles”. The movie details a U.S. Cavalry officer who is forced to escort an ailing Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their homeland in Montana in the late 1800s. Along their journey, they discover a lone woman whose family was brutally [ Read On… ]

The planned closure of an Arizona coal plant has local Native Americans worried about their economic future. The Navajo Generating Station near the tiny town of Page, Arizona, is a major source of jobs and incomes for the Navajo tribe. Even though it will probably take years for the coal plant to be decommissioned, tribal [ Read On… ]

A recent news article posted on http://www.independent.co.uk featured the topic of Native American culture being appropriated on the runway. A Lebanese designer named Zuhir Murah showcased his new spring/summer 2018 couture fashion line in hopes to “celebrate” Native American designs and artwork. The title of the collection is called “Indian Summer”. There was seemingly a [ Read On… ]

President Trump’s negative usage of the name Pocahontas at the White House in a recent ceremony to honor Native American code talkers (Navajo, Comanche, Hopi, and Meskwaki Natives who enlisted in the U.S. Military and spoke a special code, originally developed by 29 Navajo, which allowed us to send and receive unbreakable messages) has seriously [ Read On… ]

One of the most enduring and ongoing struggles for Native Americans living in a dominant-white society is maintaining cultural identity. A major marker of Native American self-perception is long hair, often braided or knotted, worn by both men and women. For indigenous peoples, long hair is statement of strength and power. But young natives in [ Read On… ]