Step Lightly Upon This World

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It’s something we’ve forgotten in hundreds of years of striving to achieve more, to produce more, to build bigger and better things.

The R*dskins Myth of a Manufactured White Liberal Controversy

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Johnnie Jae debunks the idea it’s only white-guilt motivating the change of the Washington team name, and promises that Native folks like herself won’t give up.

Sigma Chi and University of North Dakota Indian Association Peacemaking

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For those who have been in the Grand Forks community for several years, Time-Out week and Wacipi proves to be a tired exercise in cultural sensitivity training, which is exceedingly frustrating when the ones you are making your case to have in theory, ‘committed themselves to cultural diversity.’

Real Men Love Animals

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Next time you see a man tossing a ball to a dog, throwing a Frisbee or stroking a cat: watch carefully. There is magic in the interaction. Pure magic.

Need Further Proof That We Shouldn’t Use Native Names and Images in Sports? Here It Is.

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Joanna Schroeder explains the horrible and inevitable outcome of using Native images and names as mainstream team mascots, as displayed by an Alabama high school last weekend.

NCAI’s New Report on Racist Sports Team Reminds Us of How Little Progress We’ve Made

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A new report by the National Congress of American Indians issues a new report detailing the ways in which Native citizens are harmed by racist sports team names and mascots.

Off the Grid and Into the Woods

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Kile Ozier takes a two week trek into the wilderness, and learns how a tiny shift in the rudder of the mind can steer a new course.

Common Native American Stereotypes Debunked

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Regardess of whether it’s a positive or negative stereotype, Shannon Ridgway asserts that generalizations about people based upon race or ethnicity are harmful.

Why Does Tonto Have That Bird On His Head? Racism in the New ‘Lone Ranger’

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Alex Yarde discusses the blatant racism in the new Disney film, “The Lone Ranger”.

Five Films That Changed the Game

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The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.

House GOP Pushes Own Version of VAWA

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Although the Senate has already passed a bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act, House Republicans are planning to “strip its contents and put their language into that bill,” language that excludes protections for LGBT victims.

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

VAWA Dies in the House of Representatives

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While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.

Rankism: The Poison that Destroys Relationships

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Robert Fuller discusses the roots of discrimination and assaults on human dignity.

“The anti-porn tone here is extremely discomforting. Porn is not equivalent to addictive substances, nor is it inherently bad.”

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These are comments by Archy and Zek J. Evets on the post “Are Porn and Video Games Hurting Young Men?”.

Tea and Coco

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Every young girl should have a fairy godmother. Mine does. Her name is Miss Coco Peru.