In Conversation: Larissa FastHorse, MacArthur Grant Fellow

In NATIVE AMERICA NEWS, an interview with playwright LARISSA FASTHORSE of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, who has been awarded a MacArthur Grant; and news of two Native groups honored with Ford Foundation grants as American Cultural...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘It’s Almost Like We’re Standing Against an Evil Giant’

NAVAJO WOMEN are rising up against unfettered oil and gas development on Native lands; a statue of CHIEF JOSEPH of the Nez Perce is going into Statuary Hall.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Revitalizing the Lakota Language

A substantial grant for revitalizing the Lakota language in early childhood; deconstruction for Mother Earth; solar panels for the Red Lake Nation
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Kiowas’ Sacred Longhorn Mountain Under Siege in Oklahoma

In southwest Oklahoma the LONGHORN MOUNTAIN, sacred site to the Kiowa people, is in jeopardy of being turned to rubble by a gravel mining operation. Mining has stalled but the threat remains.
by David McGee
 

 

 

For Sale: Wounded Knee; Johnny Depp, Grandstander; Chief Red Cloud, 93, Walks On

WOUNDED KNEE for sale? JOHNNY DEPP grandstands about buying it and returning it to the Tribe, but it's only noise; remembering CHIEF OLIVER RED CLOUD
by David McGee
 

 
 

Feeling the Spirit, Orcas Circle Ferry as It Carries Native Artifacts to Ancestral Home

When a ferry showed up in Puget Sound carrying Native artifacts to the Burke Museum in Seattle, nearly three dozen orcas escorted it safely to the terminal. Coincidence, or feeling the spirit?
by David McGee
 

 

 

Tribes Nix Nugent

Placing principle above profit, two Native American tribes have cancelled concerts by TED NUGENT at Tribally-owned venues over the washed-up extremist rocker's racist, hate-filled remarks.
by David McGee