Native Affairs

‘By Blood’ Tackles the Untold Legacy of Slave-Owning Cherokees

by Aura Bogado on Apr 23, 2015 10:05AM

The Cherokee Nation has stripped descendents of blacks they enslaved and intermarried with of their citizenship. A new documentary explores how and why the Cherokee Freedman have lost their claim to the healthcare, education and housing benefits the Cherokee Nation provides. 

Topics: History, Native Affairs

Racism at Core of Native Teen Suicides in Pine Ridge

by Dominique Alan Fenton on Apr 2, 2015 8:45AM

At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in Oglala Lakota County since December. A high-school English teacher and advocate for indigent defendants reflects on how racism destroys kids' lives.

Topics: Native Affairs

Five Native Designers You Should Know

by Aura Bogado on Mar 27, 2015 10:00AM

A growing number of Native designers are using the power of the Internet to distribute their work themselves. They're displaying their creations on platforms like Instagram, expanding their audiences not only in the U.S., but worldwide.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

Facebook Disabled Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford's Account. Again

by Aura Bogado on Mar 13, 2015 2:21PM

She had to stop in the middle of a tour to re-submit her South Dakota identification.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

How White Separatists Disable Native American Facebook Accounts

by Aura Bogado on Mar 11, 2015 9:00AM

Facebook's 'authentic names' policy makes sense in theory. Here are all the ways it goes haywire for users with Native names.

Topics: Native Affairs

Native Americans Say Facebook Is Accusing Them of Using Fake Names

by Aura Bogado on Feb 9, 2015 8:10AM

Facebook is shutting down Natives' accounts until they submit ID proving that they're using their real names.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

by Aura Bogado on Nov 10, 2014 2:20PM

'I'm doing this for something better than just money.'

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don't Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

by Aura Bogado on Oct 24, 2014 12:03PM

This collection of eight posts should resolve any confusion you may still have about this.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs, Arts & Culture

Matthew McConaughey Defends Washington, D.C., NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on Oct 21, 2014 3:15PM

The actor says the logo gives him 'a little fire and some oomph.'

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs, Arts & Culture

For Some Native Tribes, Federal Recognition Remains Out of Reach

by Aura Bogado on Oct 15, 2014 7:00AM

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed an overhaul of the broken federal recognition process. Lawmakers in Connecticut are resisting change.

Topics: Native Affairs