Genocide Of Native Americans So Devastating “It Literally Cooled the Planet”

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

The mass genocide of the Native American people by European colonizers during the 15th and 16th centuries—in which an estimated 56 million indigenous people, or 90 percent of the population, were [...]

Native American Leader Leonard Peltier Undergoes Triple Bypass Surgery

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - “My chest was opened and they took arteries from my legs and placed them in the blocked arteries. I had to be given a liter of blood,” Peltier wrote. Leonard Peltier, U.S. [...]

Manifesto For A Naïve Activism

By Rev. Billy Talen, www.commondreams.org -

By Rev. Billy Talen for Common Dreams - It is the darkest of times; it is the brightest of times. A mentally ill President slouches toward the nuclear suitcase to mistake a Twitter feed for the [...]

Right-Wing Think Tank Trying To Bring Down The Indian Child Welfare Act. Why?

By Rebecca Clarren, www.invw.org -

By Rebecca Clarren for Investigate West - On the wall above his desk, attorney Timothy Sandefur keeps a copy of The Liberator, a 186-year-old abolitionist newspaper that features an etching of a [...]

Native American Uranium Miners & Trump Budget

By Robert Alvarez, www.thebulletin.org -

By Robert Alvarez for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - For minimum wage or less, they blasted open seams, built wooden beam supports in the mine shafts, and dug out ore pieces with picks and [...]

This Native American Tribe Wants To Block Trump’s Wall

By Julie M. Rodriguez, www.care2.com -

By Julie M. Rodriguez for Care 2 - We've heard time and time again about Donald Trump's proposed wall between the U.S. and Mexico and why it's a terrible idea. But there's one potential obstacle [...]

At Standing Rock, A Native American Woman Elder Says The Following

By Ann Wright, www.commondreams.org -

By Ann Wright for Common Dreams - This time I have been at Standing Rock, North Dakota at the Oceti Shakowin camp to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) for four days during a whirlwind of [...]

Pernicious Myths About Native Americans Needing To Be Uprooted Now

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, www.truth-out.org -

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for Truth Out - No collectivity of people in US American society is as enigmatic or misunderstood as Indigenous peoples. From the very first encounters with them five [...]

Video Shows Pickup Truck Plowing Into Native American Rights Protesters

By Sam Levin, www.theguardian.com -

By Sam Levin for The Guardian - Reno police are investigating reports of a pickup truck plowing into a group of Native American rights demonstrators after dramatic video emerged showing the [...]

Letter From Leonard Peltier

By Leonard Peltier, www.americanindiansandfriends.com -

By Leonard Peltier for American Indians and Friends. June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, [...]

Native American Tribe Gets Federal Funds To Flee Rising Seas

By David Hasemyer, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By David Hasemyer for Inside Climate News - In a disappearing section of Louisiana coastline, the people who call Isle De Jean Charles home are moving to save their community and culture. The [...]

A Native Reflection On International Women’s Day

By Kelly Hayes, www.transformativespaces.org -

By Kelly Hayes for Transformative Spaces - Today is International Women’s Day, and I expect to see a great many posts about women who have changed the world. And even though I am sure there will [...]

Founder Of American Indian Movements Asks Sanders About Treaties

By Staff, www.vimeo.com -

By Staff of The UpTake - Clyde Bellecourt, whose Indigenous name is Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun (which means "Thunder Before the Storm”), took the microphone at a forum in Minnesota and makes a speech [...]

Native American Slaves In New France

By Brett Rushforth and Andrew Kahn, www.slate.com -

By Brett Rushforth and Andrew Kahn for Slate - Between 1660 and 1760, French colonists in New France enslaved as many as 10,000 Native Americans, forcing them to work as farm hands, domestic [...]

America’s Other Original Sin

By Rebecca Onion, www.slate.com -

By Rebecca Onion for Slate - Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. In 1637, a group of Pequot Indians, men and boys, having risen up against English colonists in [...]

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