Why do so many people in the US believe myths about Native people?
Negative words are powerful and can and do cause substantial irreparable damage. Changing the name of the team is a win-win for all.
Taté Walker asks people and institutions to stop profiting from stereotypes proven to harm and dehumanize Native people.
It’s something we’ve forgotten in hundreds of years of striving to achieve more, to produce more, to build bigger and better things.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regardess of whether it’s a positive or negative stereotype, Shannon Ridgway asserts that generalizations about people based upon race or ethnicity are harmful.
The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.
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.
While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.
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I think you think love is lost, but I can still see its colour and shape with my outsiders perspective.
Mark Radcliffe wants you to get some perspective and spew some of your venom toward the accused serial rapist in our midst.
So many of us go through our lives without ever looking inside and without ever contemplating whether we’re doing the “right” thing. Most of us aren’t willing to look closely at our behavior to see how we fit into society. How did we get to where we are? Do we like ourselves?
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Caveat emptor! What your mother never told you about being in a relationship but, Dr. Steve will.
Ryan Williams-Virden explains how denying the truth about whiteness is standing in the way of progress against racism.
A parent of a finicky eater turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how many meals to offer a child with a particular palate.
“Perfectionism” has probably never been listed as a cause of death because it doesn’t kill the person you are, it kills the person you could be.
When you surrender to something bigger than yourself, you open the door to change and transformation. You step into the world of transcendence.
Why what we are doing here is so important.