Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
On July 24, 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and 146 followers entered Salt Lake City to escape persecution. This history has implications today.
The leader of the United States has made immigrants the new face of a threatening “Other,” a primitive savage who has many of the features of the "Indians" of the American frontier myth.
White supremacists push an agenda that have their followers believing they are in danger of extinction. But their 'race suicide' ideas are based on 100-year-old unscientific and racist research.
America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
The US has a long history of separating families. Research shows the long-term effects of that trauma.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
The struggle for sovereignty over their own lands has been a long hard fight for America's Indigenous peoples.
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
Like the colonization of Indigenous lands in North America and the squeezing of Indigenous peoples into "reserves," the colonization and appropriation of Palestinian land is unrelenting.
A Supreme Court case deals with the narrow issue of tribal salmon fishing rights in the Northwest, but raises fundamental questions about justice for American Indians.
Are DNA samples today's version of the human skeletons that hung in 20th-century natural history museums? They can provide genetic revelations about our species' history – but at an ethical price.
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.
For the Native people of California, the dream has been more of a nightmare.
A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with their past through virtual reality models of inaccessible, sacred sites.
The Saint Regis Mohawk tribe has struck a multimillion-dollar deal with Allergan. But the deal may do more harm than good.
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
On Indigenous Peoples' Day, a Native American scholar explains why water means more than just sustenance for life and how it's the place of the divine.