The Wounded Knee Massacre, December 29, 1890–Amerikan Crime Case #72

The Crime: On December 29, 1890, U.S. government soldiers massacred nearly 300 of the 350 Lakota men, women, and children on the  on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  The massacre took place near Wounded Knee Creek. Some of the women murdered were already widows whose husbands had previously been killed by U.S. troops. […]

Dennis Banks, warrior for Indian rights, presénte

by Mumia Abu-Jamal In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, two names emerged from the Native American and Indigenous community that stood for resistance to white repression and assaults on Native life: Russell Means and Dennis Banks. They were men who lived, at times, in urban America, and experienced its impoverishment as well as its […]

Remembering U.S. Soldiers Who Refused to Kill Native Amerikans at Sand Creek

A scholar shares the true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated today. Native American tribal members pay their respects at the headstone of Union Officer, Capt. Silas Soule, at the Riverside Cemetery Dec. 03, 2014 in honor of the 150th […]

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls releases Interim Report

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ – The Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NI-MMIWG) are releasing the interim report, meeting their November 1deadline. The 118-page report entitled, Our Women and Girls are Sacred outlines what the NI-MMIWG has accomplished to date, acknowledges challenges in establishing a unique and unprecedented National Inquiry of this nature […]

Dennis J. Banks: “Make No Mistake America, We are Going to be on Your Back”

Obituary – Dennis J. Banks 1937 – 2017) Levi Rickert Native News Online October 30, 2017 Russell Means (l) and Dennis Banks (r) at Wounded Knee in 1973 Dennis J. Banks (Ojibwe), the co-founder of the American Indian Movement, who led a movement that brought to light the injustices American Indians still endured during the […]

Salt in the Wounded Knee: Psychopathy in the Commemoration of Genocide

by  Sonasha Braxton   Hannibal Lecter, Jason Voorhees, Norman Bates. What do these people have in common? They tormented us in our dreams. There was something particularly callous in the way that they engaged in their homicidal acts, which left us shuddering. Cold, calculated, without remorse or feeling, we might casually call them psychopathic. But what […]

Confronting Columbus: Revisionism Versus Reality

by Colin Jenkins  Regarding the painstaking process of historiography, someone of relative importance once remarked, “History is written by the victors.” A statement which echoes Plato’s dictum that, “those who tell the stories also hold the power,” its modern source is unclear. Still, many do not hesitate to attach these words to Winston Churchill, Britain’s renowned […]

Mashpee Wampanoag Hip-Hop Artists Create Anti-Opioids Anthem with The GroovaLottos

  Photos Courtesy of SKL Hip-hop/Spoken-word collective Soul Poet’s Syndicate release “Flippin” an Anti-Opioids Anthem for a national Anti-Opioids Campaign. MASHPEE – “Flippin” or ‘Flipping Bags’ are street slang for selling heroin, a significant problem in communities throughout the USA. Among the hardest hit are Native American communities with the Mashpee Wampanoag having the highest […]

When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state

By DeNeen L. Brown A Ku Klux Klan parade, East Main Street in Ashland, Ore., in the 1920s. (Oregon Historical Society) In 1844, all black people were ordered to get out of Oregon Country, the expansive territory under American rule that stretched from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains. Those who refused to leave […]

Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by  Colin Jenkins “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering voice […]