The Hollywood actor's controversial role in a perfume ad has drawn criticism for 'cultural appropriation'. But it's not as simple as that.
Woody Guthrie’s anthem has become a rallying cry for immigrants. But did he really have a 'blind spot' for Native Americans, as some have claimed?
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
This overdue honour is a welcome sign of the growing power of Native Americans.
An anthropologist who's researched the dispossession of Native Americans and their enduring connections to ancestral places sees the value in asking 'whose land are you on?'
Patriotism means pride in country, but what are we proud of? A former national park ranger suggests that visiting historic sites can remind Americans of the heritage, good and bad, that they share.
By appealing to the hearts and minds of their white neighbors, Native Americans are carving out common ground. Together, these different groups are building unity through diversity.
'The Life of Washington' was painted in the 1930s by an artist who sought to upend a rosy narrative of US history. Now some are saying its images 'traumatize' viewers – and ought to be taken down.
A folklorist is working to preserve the history of a unique, urban community of Lumbee Indians.
The U.S-Mexico border runs through Native American territories. A wall would further divide these communities, separating children from schools, farmers from water and families from each other.
No records of the size of Native American populations before 1492 and the arrival of Europeans survive. A new study has found answers.
The viral video has caused widespread controversy. But while all sides are protesting their innocence, it raises important questions about America's violent past.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history, when in 1890 the US military shot and killed 146 unarmed men, women and children in South Dakota.
Donald Trump's comments have put historic prejudices right in the limelight.
Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Communities that are majority black, Hispanic or Native American are over 50 percent more vulnerable to wildfire compared to other communities.
The colonisation of Native America continues through appropriation.
The question of whether a person can "become" Aboriginal after discovering ancestry through a DNA test is more complicated in Australia.