Indian Americans

Alabama Cop Fired After Video Slamming Indian Grandfather to the Ground

Madison officer Eric Parker also faces assault charges.

Indian Grandfather Nearly Paralyzed After Police Encounter in Alabama

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

'Saturday Night Live' Criticized for Bobby Jindal Skit

SNL is once again in the hot seat for its impersonation of an Indian-American celebrity.

Indian American Comedian Celebrates Success by Pointing to a Few Failures

Hari Kondabolu, a comedian and writer on “Totally Biased,” says it’s a great time to be Indian American. Unless of course, you piss him off.

Johnny Depp Made Honorary Member of Comanche Nation

When producer Jerry Bruckheimer released a photo of Johnny Depp in costume as Tonto for this summer’s upcoming blockbuster The Lone Ranger they both received a lot of criticism for what many called an exaggerated and inaccurate rendition of the Comanche Indian he’s suppose to play.

Canadian and Alaskan Indians Show Shell Execs Why Tar Sands Are So Bad

On Tuesday an indigenous delegation from Canada and Alaska presented Shell’s Chairman and Board with a report detailing the human and ecological rights violations they say the company’s operations have brought to their communities.

U.N. Official Recommends U.S. Return Mt. Rushmore to Sioux

A United Nations human rights official has recommended the U.S. turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

In a new book, sociologist and Smithsonian curator Pawan Dhingra explores the successes and challenges that emerge when immigrant entrepreneurship came to dominate an industry as “American” as apple pie.