Native Affairs

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 5:03PM

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Poll: Half of Americans Surveyed Think Washington NFL Team’s Name is A-OK

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 22, 2015 1:50PM

And the NFL is bankrolling the team’s fight to hold on to its trademark.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Native Affairs

Haudenosaunee Passport Rejected for Women’s Lacrosse Team

by Aura Bogado on Jul 21, 2015 10:59AM

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, first introduced lacrosse to white settlers on Turtle Island hundreds of years ago. 

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

Police Kill Mentally Ill Native American Man, Protestors Demand Justice

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 17, 2015 3:28PM

Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, 35, a Lakota Sioux man. Officers say they shot him after he came “dangerously close” while holding a long knife, but witnesses say otherwise.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Native Affairs

Andrea Smith: 'I Have Always Been, and Will Always Be Cherokee.'

by Sameer Rao on Jul 10, 2015 10:52AM

More than a week after renewed allegations of ethnic fraud emerged, scholar and activist Andrea Smith has published a statement on her personal website. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Native Affairs

Michelle Obama to Native Youth: We Have Your Back

by Aura Bogado on Jul 9, 2015 12:35PM

The First Lady addresses the first ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

EACH Woman Act Aims to End Hyde Amendment Bans on Abortion Funding

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 8, 2015 4:52PM

The proposed Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act would lift restrictions that make it nearly impossible for some women to make their own reproductive choices.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs, Health, Gender & Sexuality

Washington NFL Team's Trademarks Cancelled by Federal Ruling

by Sameer Rao on Jul 8, 2015 2:38PM

Yet another blow in the battle for its racist name. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Native Affairs

Native Feminism, White Women Passing and the Sad Tale of Andrea Smith

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 7, 2015 1:25PM

The Rachel Dolezal fraud has led to mainstream scrutinizing about Andrea Smith, an icon of Native American feminism long accused of being a white woman passing as Cherokee. A look at the not-new, not-easy issues right beneath the surface.

Topics: History, Media, Native Affairs

VIDEO: Check Out the First Episode of 'Colored Criticism'

by Sameer Rao on Jun 15, 2015 3:40PM

Join the series creators and guest Lauren Chief Elk for a live Twitterchat tomorrow at 2p ET. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Native Affairs