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What’s in a name? Reconciliation

One literally monumental success story that went under-reported in 2022 was the U.S. Department of Interior’s commitment to review and replace the names of over 650 geographic features on federal lands. This was no frivolous endeavor, but a concerted effort to revoke place names that are repugnant in both racist and sexist terms.


Diné College Case Study: How federal funding increases equity, connectivity, opportunity

Barbara Lloyd McMichael explores how federal funding can increase equity, connectivity and opportunity. Established by the Navajo Nation in 1968, Diné College is the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the country.


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...