Haaland Introduces Bill to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

WASHINGTON — On Dec 7th 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Justice for Native Women Survivors of Sexual Violence Act (H.R. 3977) cleared the committee mark up and is one step closer to bolster efforts to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis. Continue reading

Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes by Luke Duncan and Robert Flying Hawk

Although the bald eagle has served as a symbol of American freedom and values for upwards of two centuries, it, along with its close relative the golden eagle, have held sacred religious and cultural significance for members of federally recognized Indian tribes since time immemorial. Continue reading

Magically Solving the Indian Alcoholism Problem by Cliff Taylor

Verdigre, Nebraska.

We stood in the tiny mud-room with the door open, smoking and shivering. It was freezing, about zero degrees with the wind howling. In the distance we could see the overlapping hills of my people’s ancestral homelands, the bare skeleton of a perfect tree hanging tough on the topmost point, touching the sky. Continue reading

Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists

Many portraits of Indigenous people by non-Native artists romanticize, stereotype, or appropriate Native people and cultures. Contemporary Native artists are actively deconstructing these myths and preconceptions about their culture through the use of art. In fact, many modern-day artists use a dynamic combination of materials, methods and concepts that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Continue reading