Screen shot from video put together by Light in the Attic Records for "Native North America Vol. 1" compilation
23 Nov 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘I Pity the Country’ by Willie Dunn

While many Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, there are countless Native Americans who will be marking the holiday with a “National Day of Mourning” to remember the genocide of millions of Native people. Coinciding with the holiday, America still finds itself experiencing an ignorant and grotesque form of

A pregnant prisoner in a bare cell with a simple bed. The inmate's head is turned away from the camera, so only her hair is visible. (National Crittenton Foundation)
28 Sep 2015

Juvenile Justice Reform Will Fail Without Specific Focus On Young Women

Black girls were about three times as likely as white girls to be referred to juvenile court, and 20% more likely to be detained than white girls. American Indian/Alaska Native girls were 50% more likely to be locked-up.

Official promo photo of singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie (
28 Sep 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘The Uranium War’

Indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie sings, “And me I watched it grow: corporate greed & a lust for gold & coal & oil and, hey, now uranium.”

A woman walks among the stones of The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, photographed on June 10, 2010. A recent scientific study of Holocaust survivors and their adult children seems to prove that some effects of trauma can be inherited by a persons offpspring. (Flickr / Paul VanDerWerf)
27 Aug 2015

Native Americans Have ‘Always Known’: Science Proves Genetic Inheritance Of Trauma

Many have suspected through the years that extreme stress and trauma leave their mark not just on their victims, but on their descendants as well. Now science is catching up to these beliefs through the developing field of epigenetics.

A banner reads "Caution: Killer Cops On The Loose" as activists protest the killing of Paul Castaway in  Denver, Colorado on June, 20 2015. (Twitter/Jesse Benn)
27 Jul 2015

Death Of Paul Castaway Highlights Denver’s Overlooked Police Brutality Problem

The death of a Rosebud Sioux man in Denver earlier this month is a painful reminder that police shootings are not limited to any one part of the United States, and certainly not just to places that received mainstream media attention after recent killings.