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Preparing for Re-Entry the Native Way

“We are all related to or know somebody in prison,” says Gabe Galanda, attorney and Native American activist. This is especially likely to be true for Native Americans, who are significantly over-represented in the prison system in several states, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The Department of Justice reports that Native Americans are “under jurisdiction of the criminal justice system” at over twice the per capita rate of whites.


Is Indigenous Wisdom the Way Forward?

Indigenous wisdom inspires activist Winona LaDuke and her filmmaker Keri Pickett.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation Fuels Ambitions, Entrepreneurship

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Fuels Ambitions, Entrepreneurship

Eight months after Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Sherry Foutz bought Advertising Ideas, Inc., a fire shut it down, forcing her to start over. Now this mom of seven is celebrating that business’s 30th anniversary and sharing how...


Been caught stealing: tribal spiritual misappropriation

Yet another celebrity is feeling the internet backlash for appropriating a Native American headdress: this time it’s hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s wife, Janet. Her Instagram photo features her four daughters in headdresses, as reported by Vincent Schilling in India Country Media Today. In recent years,...


Native Voices Rising

In a quiet field beyond a locked chain-link gate not far from Interstate 5 in Salem, Oregon stands a curved, rusty metal sign that says “Chemawa Cemetery.” A thin, rust-colored cross separates the two words, an example of how the Native American spirituality these children were born into—the worlds of their ancestors for tens of thousands of years—was denied to them, even in death.

Hope may be coming for these children and others...