Clash of the tight ends?
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As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
James Gensaw, a Yurok language high school teacher in far northern California, goes over some words with a student.
Indigenous language instructors struggle to keep their languages from becoming lost.
Sacheen Littlefeather speaks at the 45th Academy Awards.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
Myaamia Heritage Program students get a lesson from Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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Indigenous people’s languages were largely lost as a result of forced assimilation efforts in the U.S. Here’s why one tribal leader says the languages should be brought back.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Native American protesters at the Black Hills, now the site of Mount Rushmore.
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Renaming a national holiday to celebrate Native culture is one thing, but many Indigenous peoples are looking for greater recognition of the land grab that deprived them of ancestral homes.
Delegates from 34 Native tribes at the Creek Council House in Indian Territory, now called Oklahoma, 1880.
The Supreme Court’s July 9 ruling that half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee Nation confirms what Indigenous people already knew: North America is ‘Indian Country.’
Surface detail of the Tomanowos meteorite, showing cavities produced by dissolution of iron.
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Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world’s most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
Johnny Depp in a still from Dior’s Sauvage advertisement (2019).
The Hollywood actor’s controversial role in a perfume ad has drawn criticism for ‘cultural appropriation’. But it’s not as simple as that.
Wes Studi at the Rome Film Festival, October 2017.
This overdue honour is a welcome sign of the growing power of Native Americans.
It’s unlikely your ancestors were the first to set foot here.
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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?’
Dance is a unique way of passing on cultural stories to a younger generation.
Many Native languages are dying, and their loss has deep and profound implications for our world.
The flag of the Native American Alcatraz protest in 1969, designed by Lulie Nall, a Penobscot Indian.
The struggle for sovereignty over their own lands has been a long hard fight for America’s Indigenous peoples.
Yggdrasil, the tree that supports the world in Norse myth, can be found in America in Neil Gaiman’s mash-up of world religion.
American Gods imagines a US where ancient gods exist at “right angles to reality”, asking why we have mythologies and why we need them.
After the Army Corps of Engineers approved an easement for the North Dakota Pipeline, two tribes requested – unsuccessfully – to halt construction while their lawsuit over the project is resolved.
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More than an easement: A scholar of Native American law lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.
Members and supporters of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Native American tribes, 2014.
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A scholar of American Indian studies shares the lesser-known, true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated as heroes today.
A better review of the cultural heritage might have prevented the face-off over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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What sacred sites have been damaged by The North Dakota Access Pipeline? We can’t really know for certain – and our legal system is partly to blame.
Protestors hold a sign outside the state’s Capitol, in Bismarck, North Dakota.,
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A scholar explains what makes landscapes sacred in Native American religion and why there needs to be a better understanding of the ties to the land.