native-american-rights

COMMENTARY

Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere

BY: - August 23, 2021

At issue are years of trauma from the federal government’s push, starting in the late 1800s, to remove hundreds of thousands of Native American children from their communities.

COMMENTARY

How ‘friendly whites’ used conservatorships to exploit, swindle Native Americans | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2021

Between 1908 and 1934, guardianships became a vehicle for the swindling of Native communities out of their lands and royalties.

COMMENTARY

How Native students fought back against abuse, assimilation at Carlisle boarding school | Opinion

BY: - August 13, 2021

Some fought, to the death, to retain their language, culture and traditions

A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide

BY: - July 9, 2021

Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.

COMMENTARY

Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2021

The doctrine led to exploitation of entire peoples and unraveling our relationship with the land

Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

BY: - February 22, 2021

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies

COMMENTARY

Why ‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first native interior secretary and the promise she brings | Opinion

BY: - February 18, 2021

Indian Country has a significant history with the Interior Department that has more often been bad than good. But Haaland’s record shows that she is committed to making progress on larger challenges that affect all Americans

In central Pa. school district, the debate over Native American team nicknames comes home

BY: - December 29, 2020

“This is a human rights and human dignity issue,” Berthold said. “To me, it does not seem decent to categorize Native Americans as Red Raiders.”

COMMENTARY

What Nixon got right about native tribes – and why the next president needs to heed the lesson | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2020

Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon issued one of the most important addresses in the long, tragic history of U.S. government relations with Native American tribes.