Tracing the persistent myth of Native extinction

Historian and author Jean M. O’Brien (Ojibwe) has a very nice Q&A posted at the First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies blog. O’Brien, who is associate professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, is author of Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England, which will … More Tracing the persistent myth of Native extinction

Paul Chaat Smith on CNN: Wilma Mankiller’s trail of triumph

Paul Chaat Smith, author of Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong, has written a powerful commentary for CNN on the life of Wilma Mankiller, who passed away this week and whose amazing life has made a new future possible for American Indians. Read about Wilma Mankiller’s (as Smith says, who can forget a name … More Paul Chaat Smith on CNN: Wilma Mankiller’s trail of triumph

Claiming the “F” Word: Native Women, Feminisms, and Visions of Sovereignty

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, co-editor of the Fall 2009 edition of Wicazo Sa Review, has published a portion of her paper on critical Indigenous feminism, Claiming the ‘F’ Word: Native Women, Feminisms, and Visions of Sovereignty, on the First Peoples blog: At a time when tribal nations are critical of women’s leadership, when they are passing … More Claiming the “F” Word: Native Women, Feminisms, and Visions of Sovereignty