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11,000-Year-Old Seafaring Indian Sites Discovered on California Island

Just offshore from the chock-a-block development of Southern California, archaeologists have discovered some of the oldest sites of human occupation …

Suicide and Trauma May Be Woven in DNA for Native Americans

Trauma is big news these days. Mainstream media is full of stories about the dramatic improvements allowing science to see more clearly how trauma affects our bodies, minds and even our genes. Much of the coverage hails the scientific connection between trauma and illness as a breakthrough for …

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet …

Mount Sinai Hospital

Being Native American Is a Political Act

Most Americans don't think much about Native Americans, if at all, except when the fourth Thursday of November rolls around. During this uniquely American time of year we all gather around a table, stuffed turkey in the center, make each person present say something they're thankful for, and give …

Long-lost art of a vanished civilization revealed by British archaeologists on uninhabited island in Caribbean

Before the Spanish conquest of the islands of the Caribbean, the region's major indigenous people was a culture known as the Tainos.<p>British and …

Opinion: Dismantling the Indian Act and modernizing treaties is possible—and necessary

<i>Ross Holden has worked with Indigenous communities and organizations for close to 20 years, as a policy advisor for the Government of Canada, an</i> …

Meet the Defiant Indigenous Woman in a Face-Off Against Big Oil

On October 27 of last year, Jackie Fielder, 23, was living in the Bay Area, working her first job out of college and watching in helpless shock as a …

One woman's plan to give back: 'The land needs to be returned to Indigenous peoples'

An Ontario woman wants to return her land to the Alderville First Nation as an act of reconciliation.<p>Janice Keil, a secondary school teacher from …

John Kelly and the Language of the Military Coup

Consider this nightmare scenario: a military coup. You don’t have to strain your imagination—all you have to do is watch Thursday’s White House press briefing, in which the chief of staff, John Kelly, defended President Trump’s phone call to a military widow, Myeshia Johnson. The press briefing …

Drinking Water for Millions in Rural America Contaminated With Suspected Carcinogen

Drinking water supplies for millions of Americans in farm country are contaminated with a suspected cancer-causing chemical from fertilizer, …

For Indigenous nations to live, colonial mentalities must die

The <i>Indian Act</i> and the system that supports it are part of a mentality that sees “Indian” people as a problem to be solved. This is what must …

Trump Tells Hate Group Americans ‘Worship God,’ Not Government

President Donald Trump told conservatives gathered Friday at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of Christian leaders, that Americans “don’t …

High Schoolers Get Homecoming Canceled After Pulling Racist Anti-Native Stunt

A South Dakota high school has canceled all its scheduled homecoming activities and forfeited its upcoming football game against another local school …

DNA deepens mystery of Newfoundland's lost Beothuk people

Ingeborg Marshall still remembers the day, 18 years ago, when she was presented with a single strand of hair clipped from Shanawdithit, the last known member of the Beothuk, the now-vanished Indigenous people of Newfoundland.<p>The hair had apparently been passed down for generations by the family of …

Five scary Christopher Columbus quotes that let you celebrate the holiday the right way

Happy Columbus Day! I hope you’re celebrating the holiday appropriately, by breaking into someone’s home and claiming that you discovered and now own …

A Brief History Of L.A.'s Indigenous Tongva People

The Tongva weren't recognized by California as a tribe until 1994. [ more › ]

Los Angeles

Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>Agent Orange, the poisonous spray used in the Vietnam War, has caused catastrophic environmental and health issues<p>Jason von Meding<p>October 9, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>In the end, the military campaign was called Operation Ranch Hand, but …

Vietnam

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pesticides

Gun control and history: It’s never been about the Second Amendment

<b>Armed members of the Black Panthers Party in the Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967. (AP/Walt Zeboski)</b><p>Pro-gun advocates are using the ambiguous language of the Constitution to mask a right-wing agenda<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 8, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a 2016 infomercial recently unearthed by NBC's Chuck …

Guns

California oil refineries use 94 million gallons of water a day and nobody is stopping them

In California, the ground is dry, cracking, and sinking faster than ever. Farmers are walking away from hundreds of thousands of acres of croplands …

New Documents Show How the Police Convinced the FAA to Put a No-Fly Zone Over Standing Rock

Motherboard obtained nearly a hundred pages of emails between the Federal Aviation Administration and federal, state, and local agencies through a …

South Dakota Swaps Inmates’ Lawyers for iPads

South Dakota prisons are replacing on-site lawyers with tablet computers and subscription to a legal research program.<p>Until Saturday, South Dakota …

How the Ka Papahana Kaiapuni immersion schools saved the Hawaiian language from extinction.

HILO, Hawai‘i—When Herring Kekaulike Kalua was a child growing up on Hawai‘i’s Big Island, his parents spoke mostly in their native language, ‘<i>ōlelo</i> …

How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, …

Graham admits he had 'no idea' what he was doing on the failed healthcare bill he sponsored

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a co-sponsor whose name appeared on the GOP’s latest (failed) attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, was …

Indigenous rugby league carnivals becoming the 'saviour' of the NRL | Joe Gorman

Every spring, as September draws to a close and the NRL grand final is played over the October long weekend, thousands of Indigenous people in Queensland and New South Wales come together to contest the Murri Carnival and the Koori Knockout. Together, these two rugby league tournaments represent …

How to Protest Without Offending White People

Many people were surprised when President Donald Trump suggested that NFL team owners fire players who quietly choose to sit out the national anthem …

Indians, Slaves, and Mass Murder: The Hidden History

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America<p>by Andrés Reséndez<p>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 431 pp., $30.00<p>An American …