Native Americans

“A Snake Falls to Earth” Gives YA Readers a Vivid Coming-of-Age Story

Darcie Little Badger’s second novel follows an unlikely pair: Nina, a young Lipan Apache girl, and Oli, a cottonmouth snake.

Righteous Spirit: Indigenous Horror Authors Tap into Tribal Traditions

These writers are resisting the long impact of colonization and Christianity, which forced Indigenous communities to either hide or abandon their stories. Read more »

Community Service: Inside the Native Tribe Transforming Justice

“What I’m trying to do is say to someone, ‘You have exhibited behavior that is not okay. How are we going to help you get past that? Because we want you in [our] community.’” Read more »

Cruel Days: America Faces the Ugly Legacy of Residential Schools

The history of forced assimilation has been intentionally erased. Read more »

World on Fire: Colonial Suppression of Indigenous Knowledge Set America on Fire

In the face of horrible climate trauma, those in power must be radical and imaginative. Read more »

Coronavirus Is Triggering Historical Trauma—and Real Life Consequences—for Native Americans

Like the rest of the world, Indian country is scared, and it has even more reason to be. Read more »

Racism and Apathy along the “Highway of Tears”

How long will families be forced to relive the trauma of their loved ones death or disappearance, with empty promises of justice? Read more »

An Old New World: When One People’s Sci-Fi Is Another People’s Past

Colonization and marginalization are commonly used as plot points, but for Native Americans these are not fantastical, imagined scenarios. We live them. Read more »

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To

Native American stories and voices have been long ignored by mainstream social culture. Read more »

Missing, Murdered, but Never Forgotten: Violence, Colonialism, and Justice for Indigenous Women

Today, sexual and gendered violence is one of the greatest issues plaguing Indian country.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Decolonize Your Music

Decolonize your playlist. Read more »

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