What does it mean to be Native? Well, most would think feathers, pow wows, drumming and living in teepees. Now Natives are all different; we come from different tribes and blood quantum. But we have been letting the idea of Blood Quantum control our ideas of what “Native” is. WeContinue Reading

Red racism is more than just a football game — it’s systemic and the attitudes of professional sports teams and fans are an indicator of disproportionate racial issues Native Americans face outside of the stadium. According to the National Congress of American Indians’ website, the NCAI has been fighting againstContinue Reading

To keep students at Haskell until they complete their two year or four-year degrees, I would recommend uniting student life and offering a wider variety of bachelor degrees.  In order to attract students here until their graduations I would suggest having a Master’s Degree program, Changing the name of theContinue Reading

Can you really understand someone by walking a mile in their moccasins? During Native American Heritage Month I ended up walking not only a mile but 117 miles to find my answer. There was a lot of pride in my first step. It validated the time and skill it tookContinue Reading

With environmental concerns rising, I’m always searching for ways I can do more. I am inspired by my ancestors and their relationship with the earth. November was dedicated to Native American heritage, and something as simple as changing my toothbrush allowed me to connect deeper to my Native heritage andContinue Reading

This is a work of opinion. The views expressed do not represent those of Haskell Indian Nations University or the Indian Leader. The subjective, naïve, and bias viewpoint is from that of the author only. For entertainment purposes. In late October, I was invited to participate in the “Discover Bentley”Continue Reading