Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty blasted President Trump following a November 27th White House ceremony honoring Navajo code talkers. The three elderly Navajos being honored had assisted the U.S. Marine Corp. in developing a secret code during World War II that saved countless lives. Their exploits were memorialized in the 2002 movie Windtalkers. [ Read On… ]

Native Americans have a long and difficult history with the United States government. All too often, Native Americans have been pushed aside, abused, and put through terrible pain all for the advancement of some cause that mattered to the government of the United States. The President using a racially insensitive slur at an event meant [ Read On… ]

Perhaps not enough of us stop to think about how our own holidays are viewed through the lens of other people. One important thing to stop and think about for example is how Native Americans view the holiday of Thanksgiving. A lot of people believe that Thanksgiving is a happy and fun day for all [ Read On… ]

Quite often, the history of a civilization or culture is buried deep within the ground. Such is the case with much of Native American history. In Damariscotta, Maine, there is a grassy bluff located on the banks of a tidal river. For many lifetimes, Native Americans deposited oyster shells on these banks of the river. [ Read On… ]

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… ]