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Joy Harjo

article BOOK: The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate (8/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, ‘An American Sunrise,’ and the state of poetry.
article In 'An American Sunrise,' Joy Harjo Speaks With A Timeless Compassion (8/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- There is occasional confusion about the nature of the United States poet laureateship: The selection of laureate has nothing to do with the president.
article Joy Harjo’s New Poetry Collection Brings Native Issues to the Forefront (8/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Seeing Joy Harjo perform live is a transformational experience. The internationally acclaimed performer and poet of the Muscogee (Mvskoke)/Creek...
article Joy Harjo’s stunning new collection and other best poetry collections this month (8/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- If you read only one book of poems this summer, make it “An American Sunrise” (Norton) by Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be...
article Arts Scene: Joy Harjo releases new volume of poetry; 'Oh, Tulsa!' exhibit opens (8/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Joy Harjo, who earlier this year was announced as the next U.S. Poet Laureate, will mark the release of her latest book of poetry, “An American Sunrise,”...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article BOOK: Ninja’s first book isn’t literature — it’s a brand extension (8/21/2019)
(Internet) -- While I paged through Ninja’s first book — with its few words sandwiched between high-gloss promotional photos and charts — I got the...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO (8/10/2019)
(Canada) -- Bella Morrisseau Whiskeyjack might only be nine years old but she is about to become a published author. Encouraged by a teacher to enter a speech...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in new book (7/31/2019)
(Kansas) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that...
article BOOK: In ‘Red Meat Republic,’ the Story of How Beef Made Chicago and Changed America (5/7/2019)
(Illinois) -- Chicago’s connections to the meat processing industry are well known. The city was once known as the “hog butcher to the world.” But the beef industry didn...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article 'The most important non-fiction book in Poland' right now is about a Labrador residential school survivor (7/30/2019)
(Newfoundland) -- Poland is half a world away from the legacy of residential schools, but to the author of a new book chronicling that part of Canada's past, "...
article Tlicho author disheartened school board doesn't recommend his books to students (9/29/2018)
(Edmonton) -- A well-known Tlicho author says he's shocked two of his books were among those not recommended for use in Edmonton classrooms. Richard Van Camp said he...
article Orange Shirt Day founder writes children's book about residential school experience (9/3/2018)
(Canada) -- Residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad is publishing a children's book about her experience at residential school and the story behind Orange...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article Chris Christie on Fight for NJ’s Legalized Sports Betting (7/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The expansion of legal sports betting in the United States and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in it are absent from the 384 pages of...
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Little-known story of Oklahoma murders deserves to be known (6/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- I just read a book that revealed a slice of American history I knew nothing about. Titled “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the...
article "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" (Encore Presentation) (9/4/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- On this edition of ST, we listen back to our April 2017 chat with David Grann, the bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine, about...
article REVIEW: Theft of land and oil resources (8/19/2018)
(Jordan) -- It is common knowledge that the United States was founded on a genocidal campaign which decimated Native Americans and dispossessed them of their land, (...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Deb Haaland

article New book shows Native Americans are not 'extinct,' New Mexico rep says at Bismarck event (6/23/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The last time U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) was in North Dakota was in 2016, when she supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during the Dakota...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas give readers something they've never had — a look at Navajo weaving told by Navajo weavers themselves (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas give a behind the scenes look at the work of Navajo weavers in intimate stories and a stunningly...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee owner’s dream comes true with children’s bookstore (6/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- What started as a dream has become a reality for the owners and operators of Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market, an independent children’s...
article CN publishes its own history book (10/30/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has published a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” to allow readers...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Book Review: Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade (5/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice, Bikem Ekberzade draws on the voices of Native American protesters to offer...
article Author provides Native perspective of protests (3/2/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Nick Estes has written a very interesting and personal account of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and the encampments by the Missouri and Cannonball...
article New book about Standing Rock written from child's perspective (8/25/2018)
(Indiana) -- A boy who visited the Standing Rock camp with his mother and younger sister in 2016 has written about his experience in a new children's book published...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article "In The Night Of Memory" Novel Explores Missing Native Woman (5/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In some tribal communities, Native American women face murder rates...
article A missing indigenous woman’s impact is felt in ‘In the Night of Memory’ (4/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Early this year the Minnesota House of Representatives heard testimony on bills that would address the huge problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article BOOK: Dismantling the Myth of ‘The Heartland’ (4/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- As a Midwesterner, I’ve always been baffled by the term “heartland.” Other parts of the country are not similarly personified —...
1 Article on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article Book about Gerald Stanley case upsets Colten Boushie's family due to lack of consultation (2/21/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- When Jade Tootoosis came across a new book about her cousin's death, she says she felt insulted that her family was not properly consulted....
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Why two-spirit, trans writer Arielle Twist is afraid of love (2/9/2019)
(Canada) -- As a Cree, two-spirit and transgender woman, Arielle Twist has every reason to be afraid of love. "I feel like love, for me, right now is love outside...
article Billy-Ray Belcourt on writing an 'instruction manual for a queer Indigenous future' (10/11/2018)
(Alberta) -- Rhodes Scholar and PhD student Billy-Ray Belcourt hails from Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta. His debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World, merges...
article 2-spirit Cree advocate encourages young people with release of new book (8/25/2018)
(Canada) -- A two-spirit advocate in the James Bay region of Quebec is hoping to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth and to encourage them to speak up...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Detroit Gaming

article PODCAST: Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground Economy In Action (2/4/2019)
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...
1 Article on this Issue

Wounded Knee

article Review: 'The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee' by David Treuer (2/3/2019)
(United Arab Emirates) -- The massacre mentioned in the title of David Treuer’s new book, The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee, took place in 1890, in the middle of...
article BOOK: ‘The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee’ Aims To Usher In A New Narrative For Native Americans (1/25/2019)
(Florida) -- In the 1970 work by Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the author — a non-Indian with seemingly little connection to any current tribes...
article BOOK: The recovery from Wounded Knee (1/24/2019)
(Indian Country) -- According to a convenient myth dating back to the 19th century, Native Americans were doomed to vanish, except for a few hold-outs on remote and...
article REVIEW: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ (1/20/2019)
(New York) -- Over the past 12 months, Native American politicians, artists and academics have made uncommon gains. Indeed, Native American women helped to make 2018 the...
article BOOK: 'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience (1/19/2019)
(California) -- David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular...
article BOOK: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,' by David Treuer (1/18/2019)
(New York) -- Amid the ferment of the civil rights era, Dee Brown published his classic "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" in 1970, striking down myths of how the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Adoption

article Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’ (1/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Memoirs are written to document lives. Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption is no exception. I was an American Indian girl adopted by a...
1 Article on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article Omaha Public Library: Discover both new and old stories through audiobooks (1/6/2019)
(Nebraska) -- I read a lot. I have since I first learned how; it’s not just an occupational hazard. I’m usually juggling a print book and an eBook...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article BOOK: Native Modern (12/14/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Conjure of a Native American. Modern Americans might first think of American Indians as relics of the past, their memory consigned to kindergarten...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Blackfeet writer, UM grad awarded prestigious Stegner writing fellowship at Stanford (11/5/2018)
(Montana) -- ​​Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, a Blackfeet writer from Browning, has won a prestigious fellowship at Stanford University. The Wallace Stegner Fellowships are...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article “The Lumbee Indians” paints picture of a diverse people (10/20/2018)
(North Carolina) -- For those who see the South in terms of black and white, the Lumbee Indians have always posed a problem. The largest Native American community east...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerTribe.com

article The PokerTribes Tale Continues, Part 2: The Overpriced PokerTribes and BingoTribes Contracts (10/12/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Among the major questions still publicly unanswered in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ PokerTribes.com fiasco are exactly how the Oklahoma tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article PTSD Expert Who Survived Las Vegas Massacre Recounts Horror in Book: 'Burned into My Memory' (10/1/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Two weeks after surviving last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting, Dr. Shiva Ghaed decided to return to the city with her sister, who was attending a...
1 Article on this Issue

Pechanga Tribe

article Culbertson, Farnbach teaming up to write Temecula winery food pairing book (9/22/2018)
(California) -- There's likely no better person to write a book about pairing food with Temecula wines than Martha Culbertson. And there's nobody more qualified...
1 Article on this Issue

Laura Ingalls Wilder

article Learning From Laura Ingalls Wilder (9/9/2018)
(USA) -- Just over a century ago, Rose Wilder Lane wrote to her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and suggested that she write about her memories growing up on the American...
article Romantic or racist? Perceptions shift on 'Little House on the Prairie' (7/9/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When a beloved children’s classic contains racism, it raises questions about how best to respect child readers and provide them with the tools to...
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Passamaquoddy Tribe

article BLOG: An Upriver Passamaquoddy by Allen Sockabasin is Inspiring (8/29/2018)
(Maine) -- An Upriver Passamaquoddy, published by Tilbury House, is both inspiring and troubling. But I must begin by thanking Allen Sockabasin for writing this book...
1 Article on this Issue

Freedman

article "Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War" (7/31/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Our guest on ST is Kendra Taira Field, an assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University...
1 Article on this Issue

AIM

article American Indian Movement Leader to Speak in Tucson (7/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- It’s been half a century since Clyde Bellecourt founded the American Indian Movement, which has worked to protect the rights of Native Americans...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/23/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Midway through the three-hour-long Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) meets his dead father, Howard (John Slattery). Their encounter,...
article Well-researched book says Native Americans were in Adirondacks long ago, never left (8/21/2019)
(New York) -- For years, the standard teaching has been that although Native Americans may have hunted in the Adirondacks, they did not settle in that mountainous region...
article Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples (8/20/2019)
(USA) -- Gearing up for a new school year and new reads is exciting, and this year is no exception. Check out some recent Native “firsts”:
article Oakland author Tommy Orange earns American Book Award (8/20/2019)
(California) -- Oakland native Tommy Orange continues to be showered in accolades. His debut novel, “There There,” has won a prestigious American Book Award...
article Joy Harjo’s stunning new collection and other best poetry collections this month (8/18/2019)
(Indian Country) -- If you read only one book of poems this summer, make it “An American Sunrise” (Norton) by Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be...
article New Book Explores History Of Wyoming Indian High School (8/16/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A new book details the hard-won battle fought by tribal leaders on the Wind River Reservation to open their own high school. Author Martha Louise Hipp, a...
article The headline is still 'Custer Died For Your Sins' (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- Fifty years ago Vine Deloria Jr. published “Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto.” It became a must-read for Indian Country. Especially...
article Indigenous Writing Is Going to Continue to Set the Bar for Literary Excellence': An Interview With Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist (8/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- It's been wonderful to see Native writers in North America thriving in the mainstream, receiving recognition for work that challenges...
article Author, former Blackhawk Tech educator shares Rock County stories (8/3/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Distinctive chapters delineate the story of author and former Janesville resident Sharon Kennedy’s life. A Michigan native, her early career began...
article Summer Reading Program (8/3/2019)
(Colorado) -- If you’ve been participating in our annual Summer Reading Program – well, good for you. This is an excellent opportunity to both do some summer...
article YOUR VIEW: At 200th anniversary of Melville’s birth, Moby-Dick’s Queequeg can guide young readers (8/3/2019)
(Florida) -- “For all his tattooings he was on the whole a clean, comely looking cannibal,” is how Herman Melville describes the heroic Polynesian harpooner...
article Karenne Wood remembered for lifetime of work advocating for indigenous Virginians (7/28/2019)
(Virginia) -- In 2016, Karenne Wood capped off decades of research into Native American history and culture with a piece of paper from the University of Virginia,...
article BOOK: Native Wisdom: A Review of Edgar Villanueva’s 'Decolonizing Wealth' (7/26/2019)
(Indian Country) -- In his book, The Wretched of the Earth, published in 1961, Frantz Fanon noted what he considered to be the necessary conditions for the overthrow of...
article Author Interview: Tommy Orange (7/24/2019)
(California) -- C&I talks with the author of one of the most acclaimed and talked-about works of literature — Native or otherwise —...
article BOOK REVIEW: Ex-mob enforcer starts new life (7/7/2019)
(Indiana) -- Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is often bleak. “...
article BOOK: The Imperfect, Unfinished Work of Women’s Suffrage (7/1/2019)
(USA) -- The crime was striking a match. Never mind that the match broke before it caught, or that the fire was already burning; sixty-three-year-old Louisine Havemeyer...
article HSU Professor's Book Nabs Prestigious International Award (6/30/2019)
(California) -- Humboldt State University Native American Studies department chair and Journal contributor Cutcha Risling Baldy’s first book was just honored at...
article Darrel J. McLeod's memoir Mamaskatch is an ode to motherly love and Indigenous identity (6/30/2019)
(Canada) -- For Darrel J. McLeod, his late mother Bertha Cardinal, was someone who instilled an unshakeable sense of self and identity. His memoir, Mamaskatch, looks at...
article Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange (6/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There There by Tommy Orange (Vintage, $16) is given a little squib in the New York Review of Books and is said to be polyphonic debut novel about a...
article Dene resilience in the life and times of Antoine Mountain (6/1/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- The life and times of Antoine Mountain, a well-regarded Dene artist, covered a remarkable era of social and political change. Mountain is also...

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