When we need the world to listen, or maybe when we need to hear something ourselves, when we need to recognize the power in others as much as the power in ourselves. We become impassioned. We feel. We love, and love to be loved and love others. We are no longer afraid to feel. The […]
- The Thinks You Can Think: Being Dependent & Purging the Fallacy of “Independence”
- The Thinks You Can Think: On Zombies & Mountains
- The Thinks You Can Think: We Are the Awakened!
- The Thinks You Can Think: Reflections on the Mirror
- The Thinks You Can Think: Being in Love with the Gift, Being in Love with the Words
A Real Cherokee on Cherokee Princesses: Why Cherokee is the Default Tribe for Loosely Connected Peoples
It stings a little. You hear this running joke all the time between Natives. “Oh, her grandmother was a Cherokee princess,” they’ll say when someone who is loosely connected to Cherokee people mentions their Indigenous lineage. It’s meant to make fun of white people who claim Indigenous heritage but have no connection to the culture. […]
- Natives Hating Other Natives: The Self-Hatred in Internalized Oppression & the Effects on Modern Indigenous Peoples
- Global Indigenous Movement: Tribes in India Struggle to Retain Tribal Languages
- The Price of a Cup of Coffee: “Our Dance” by the Winner of the Native Writer Award!
- The Price of a Cup of Coffee: “Time Like Masks” by the Winner of the Native Writer Award!
- Intertribal Allies & Supporting Other Tribal Communities
This series follows the odd and peculiar things that have happened to me in my lifetime. These are occurrences that are “unexplainable” to me. I’d like to add, with this post, to a previous post that I had about ghosts. After writing the last one, I realized that I had left out two other occurrences. […]
We come together through a common history of genocide and oppression. Few outsiders understand the beauty in tribal diversity. Each tribe has its own culture, language, and spiritual practices. I break down those homogenous stereotypes in my literary fiction. “Our Dance” is a funny story about Kiowa “per […]
Article by Rick Kearns at Indian Country Today 9/22/14 Mexicas, descendants of the Aztecs, are among the thousands of indigenous Mexicans living in the New York area; some of them like the members of Yayauhki Tezcatlipoca, are sharing their ancient traditions at pow wows throughout the northeast and hoping to correct some erroneous views of their […]
Article by ICTMN Staff at Indian Country Today 9/22/14 If South Park says you have bad taste, then maybe it’s time to listen. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington NFL franchise, can seemingly shake off a mound of criticism from U.S. Senators, veteran broadcasters, Hollywood movie stars, the US Attorney General, and even the president of the […]
Article by ʻAha Pūnana Leo at Indian Country Today 9/20/14 The Administration for Native Americans has awarded the ʻAha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language nest preschools in Hawaii a $300,000 grant for the first year of a three-year grant project. The project will enhance and strengthen Pūnana Leo’s quality and impact in the Native Hawaiian community through […]
Article by Rick Kearns at Indian Country Today 9/21/14 Indigenous children in Mexico can now learn their mother tongues with specialized computer games, helping to prevent the further loss of those languages across the country. “Three years ago, before we employed these materials, we were on the verge of seeing our children lose our Native languages,” […]
Here are three short videos about personal eBook hauls, with great suggestions for your eReading experience. Some people have hundreds of books on their eReaders and compile a long list. I’m always impressed by individuals who have the ability to acquire so many books on their eReading devices. I have a good number of books […]
Article by Diana Saenger at Indian Country Today 9/20/14 An estimated crowd between 800 – 1,000 attended the 16th annual Viejas Birdsingers’ Gathering on August 16, 2014. Tribal members from the north and as far as the southwest and Grand Canyon attended the event including: the Cuhuilla’s from Riverside, California; Cocopah’s from Arizona; the Hualapai and […]
Genre fiction is often described as a form of entertainment, like watching an action flick. Literary fiction is also called “Serious Fiction,” like watching an independent film. The best way to distinguish the difference between the two is that literary fiction does not want to escape reality, instead it wants to confront reality and […]
Try modern Kiowa and Cherokee short stories. I’m born and raised In’din Oklahoma, and I write literary fiction from a contemporary Kiowa and Cherokee perspective. Two short stories are available for your reading pleasure. “Our Dance” is a funny story about Kiowa “per cap.” “Time Like Masks” is […]
Article by Marc Dadigan at Indian Country Today 9/18/14 On the second day of the Winnemem Wintu’s War Dance at Shasta Dam, dancer Rob Wilson circled the sacred fire, crouching low, pounding the grass with his bare feet and exhaling a deep, guttural “hee” with every step. Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk said she immediately […]