We Are Still Wounded by Wounded Knee

by Jacqueline Keeler TiyospayeNow Here is my latest article at Indian Country Today: We Are Still Wounded by Wounded Knee....more
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The Truth Behind the Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving that we all know and love is actually a 19th century creation. By the early twentieth century it was really established as what it is – a family gathering to celebrate blessings. The true history of Thanksgiving is a controversial topic in certain circles. Some believe that the holiday is actually disrespectful to the natives of our land because colonists ended up committing mass genocide and dehumanizing native cultures....more

Native American Wisdom

I thought I'd take a different tack today and post some of my favorite Native American proverbs.  Where known, the tribe of origin is noted.  I hope you enjoy them and perhaps find one that is meaningful for you.Even a small mouse has anger. - Tribe Unknown When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. -Cherokee...more

Is she or isn't she?

So, is she or isn’t she?Elizabeth Warren says she’s a Native American. But, critics aren’t so sure. They want the Massachusetts senate candidate to apologize for misrepresenting her heritage.I say if Warren did lie, an apology isn’t enough. She should withdraw from the race against Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.Warren’s a Dem. I’m not. So, I know what you’re thinking. But, this isn’t about party lines or political philosophy. It’s about integrity....more

Native American Art Wedding Cake

When my dad and his sweetheart announced they were getting married, I was thrilled! They both love Native American art, specifically Haida and Tlingit or Northwest coastal art. Instead of having them order any gluten-free cake for my sister and me, I offered to bring a gluten-free cake. ...more
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The Lakota Inipi

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Meeting Ian: New Moon Intentions At Work

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"They Treat Us Just Like Guinea Pigs."

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, Staff Attorney, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project & Robert Doody, Executive Director, ACLU of South Dakota...more

Sovereignty for Native Women: The Tribal Law and Order Act

On Friday, July 30, President Obama signed into law the Tribal Law and Order Act.  It's a milestone in tribal law:  legislation that works to protect Native women by supporting tribal sovereignty –- and thereby enhancing personal and sexual sovereignty, as well. One in every three Native American women will be raped at least once during her lifetime. ...more
Superficially, the The Tribal Law and Order Act sounds good, but the Federal Government of the ...more

Blogalicious Power!!

The Blogalicious conference this weekend in Atlanta was mind-blowingly great. Over 250 bloggers, primarily women of color, " black, white, Latina, Caribbean, Asian-Pacific, and Native-American bloggers, among other nationalities", gathered for the weekend to talk, make connections, support each other in our writing and careers, and celebrate each others' fabulous blogging. The knowledge shared during Blogalicious was phenomenal.

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Liz,

I think you captured every emotion all of us women felt that wonderful ...more