Native Americans Are Not All the Same: An Exploration of Indigenous Diversity
The largely incorrect and well-established perceptions regarding Native Americans as all residing in the exact social, traditional, economic, and religious boundaries have been detrimental to realizing the breadth of diversity exhibited between the various tribal communities throughout America.
The Origins of the American Indian Movement and the Wounded Knee Occupation: A History of Liberation and Defiance
While there are still many unresolved issues surrounding American Indians to this day, including new social and economic ailments to address, the American Indian Movement provided an opportunity for American Indians of all tribes to come together under one unified movement.
Overlooked: Private Sector Economies in Indian Country as an Extension of Tribal Sovereignty
Support of the private sector throughout Indian Country is conventionally viewed as secondary to that of the public sector, with encouragement of native entrepreneurism by many tribal governments faring even worse.
The Fragility of Indian Gaming Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world, American Indian communities in the United States have been hit especially hard due to the collateral effects of the illness upon their social, political, and economic outlets.
Confronting the Historical Offenses of the Doctrine of Discovery in ‘Unsettling Truths’
Authors Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah’s Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery, offers an essential examination of the historical journey of how the Doctrine of Discovery played, and continues to play, a crucial part in shaping the American psyche and the collective comprehension of its past as a country.
Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Moore
American Indian Republic had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Moore to discuss the process of writing her latest book titled Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice.
The Powerful Last Testament of Russell Means in ‘If You’ve Forgotten the Names of Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way’
Means and Johnson do a credible job in comparing and contrasting both natural and human-made systems of law, further emphasizing the fundamental differences that have led to the combative history shared between Western and Indigenous societies.
Finding Our Voice: The Challenges of Journalism and Media in Indian Country
While there is undoubtedly earnest attempts by a few mainstream media sources to report on American Indian issues adequately, a great deal of these mainstream narratives has only reinforced the perceived realities of American Indian communities.
The Perplexing Nature of ‘Wannabe Indians’
It is considerably more popular today to share and have Native American ancestry than it was years ago, to feel connected to a group of people indigenous to a continent Americans now call their home.
A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson
A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson.
Reflecting on the Way We Tell History in ‘An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States’
A review of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s 2015 book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”
Preparing American Indian students for Careers in Medicine
Empowerment through education is paving the way towards a transformation of health care in Indian Country and for Urban Native peoples across the nation.