Native Americans

Actress Michelle Williams Compares Native Americans to Munchkins

Because, you know, they’re fighting for their land, too.

Watch the 2013 State of Indian Nations Address

Last Thursday, Jefferson Keel , president of the D.C.-based National Congress of American Indian, delivered the annual State of Indian Nations Address.

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

The Navajo Nation is on its way to becoming the first tribe to manage its own federally funded medicaid program.

Native American Man Schools Protesters at Arizona Anti-immigration Rally

A video uploaded to YouTube on Monday shows an American Indian man scolding a group of anti-immgrant demonstrators in Tucson, Arizona.

Here's What the Super Bowl Farmer Ad Left Out

There is growing ethnic and racial diversity among farm operators nationwide, and the percentage of women operators is up.

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Why Theresa Spence Is Still on a Hunger Strike, 7 Weeks Later

The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada–begging larger questions for the U.S., too.

DC Mayor Says Redskins Football Team Must Consider a Name Change to Return to Town

The Redkins played in D.C. from 1937 to ‘97 when they moved to Landover, Md.

Racist 'Screaming Savage' Image Makes Its Return to Baseball in Atlanta

Yikes.

Victoria's Secret Sexy Native American Headdress Runway Disaster

And November is Native American History month.

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

Kelly Holmes says she founded “Native Max” magazine after getting tired of thumbing through issues of “Seventeen” or “Vogue” and not seeing models that looked like her.

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

A new video aims to mobilize rural Native youth to register to vote. Watch and share it now.

Utah's Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

The University of Utah’s team is named after the Ute Indian Tribe and the athletic director wants your feedback on headdresses and tomahawks at games.

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City, South Dakota, United States) that is considered by the Lakota Sioux people to be the Center and heart of everything that is.

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.

Why Native American Women Are Battling for Plan B

Native American women are three and a half times more likely to be raped in their lifetimes than those of other ethnicities. While some progress has been made since the groundbreaking Tribal Law and Order Act passed in 2010, a new report finds that they’re still fighting. This time it’s for the basic post-assault healthcare.

ACLU Sues School that Outed Native Teen's Pregnancy

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit last week

behalf of Shantelle Hicks, 15, who was initially kicked out of middle school and then publicly humiliated at an assembly by the school director because she was pregnant.

Lakota Women Lead Victory Against Keystone XL. Have You Said Thanks? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines.com readers applaud the Lakota Nation’s 75-person highway blockade action, which stopped Keystone XL’s oil trucks dead in their tracks.

Lakota Indians Block 'Keystone XL Pipeline' Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land.