A two hour ceremony was held to mark the symbolic return of about 150 sacred items that had been stored at a small museum for more than a century.
The Remove the Stain Act strips the highest military award from 20 U.S. soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Native women and children.
The losing fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.
“Tell your people to stop the Black Snake. Tell them they cannot back down.”
Americans who don't live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past. Not so. That classic American narrative is back big time, only the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.
In the summer of 1998, only a month after I turned 20, I accidentally discovered that I was adopted. The experience threw me into an identity crisis. It also had the curious effect of teaching me about religious freedom.
They say that America is the land of the free. It's a principle upon which our nation was built, enshrined in the First Amendment and the national anthem taught in schools. But as I hiked into the woods to find a place to hide my sacred eagle feathers out of fear of being arrested, I wondered how free we really are.