Forced into sexually abusive foster care; incredible and atrocious as it may sound, that is the fate the state of South Dakota assigned to several Lakota children through its Department of Social Services.
South Dakota is a hotbed of virulent racism, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the U.S.
Small wonder that U.S. Native peoples are beset with a blistering, hideous panoply of social and health ills hardly seen elsewhere in this world. Unemployment kills!
For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.
The 2012 elections are an opportunity to turn things around in Arizona.
Make no mistake, it was Native Americans who spearheaded and bore the brunt of the campaign against the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.
Cobell is especially honored for her role as the lead plaintiff in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit charging the U.S. government with cheating Native Americans.
On this Columbus Day, let's consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.
My trip through the Great Plains was pretty tame compared to the travels of Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, but this gray-haired son did make a few observations along the way.
While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain in the ass...), I do like Thanksgiving.