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How Tribal Colleges Reverse Boarding School Native Education Legacy

Education was a tool used by the U.S. government to try to assimilate American Indians. This Week in Indian Country’s piece, “Schools for Scandal,” illustrates the history behind U.S. policy to assimilate American Indians in boarding schools. Richard Henry Pratt, a former U.S. Army officer, summed up the government policy in the late 1800s that was carried [...]

Racism Against Native Peoples is Not Dead; It’s Not Even Sleeping

In the post-racial society that President Obama’s election was alleged to have ushered in, it’s both sad and offensive to see that the racism and cultural superiority that thrived during Victorian times is still alive and well. There have been too many instances of racism like that which appeared in this La Quinta advertisement.