7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don’t Teach in School

The history of people indigenous to the North American continent is often glossed over in education. We are badgered with the legend of Native benevolence to the pilgrims who landed on the east coast on Thanksgiving. If Indigenous history is covered, students are likely to hear a tragic but vague narrative of massacre, disease, and death, a narrative devoid of the specific political and tribal context Continue reading

Mass Killings, Native Erasure by Matt Remle

Upon his arrival into the “New World” Columbus and his crew unleashed a vicious and relentless wave of violence against the Indigenous populations. From enslavement, to mass rapes, to mass killings Columbus and his men inflicted grotesque levels of violence never before seen in the Western hemisphere. Continue reading

Wótakuye- kinship terms by Alayna Eagle Shield

Wótakuye, in Lakota, is a kinship term, it refers to different relationships through kinship. It is something that is important for the revitalization of our language, because when you call somebody your relative, or treat them as such, then you’ll take care of them as a relative.” ~Alayna Eagle Shield. Continue reading

Sharing Good Medicine: Haipažaža Pȟežuta Brings Traditional Plant Knowledge to Health Products

From the Northern Plains, a new Lakota (Dakota) health company, Haipažaža Pȟežuta, seeks to provide healthier, safer, and more affordable health care products to costumers. Continue reading