| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The official acknowledgment that the Piscataway Indians are Maryland's indigenous people is cause for celebration ("For Md. Piscataways, vindication at long last," Jan. 17). Recognition of this fact is long overdue.
For 25 years I volunteered as an...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The Iroquois League was an association of six nations of indigenous people in North America. The Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora formed a confederation, a central government, called the Grand Council. In the 1700s their...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:05 AM
You've probably never heard of the "Boko Haram." The name "D-Company" isn't likely to ring any bells either. Nor will the "Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group."
The first is from Africa; the second from India; and the last from South America. They don't...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 5:03 PM
When Shepherd University dean Virginia Hicks saw Jennifer Penland’s application for a teaching post, she knew a common bond connected them — a passion for studying indigenous peoples.
Deeper even was the passion the experienced educators...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The regional tribal government in Southwest Alaska says the state has turned a group of fishermen into criminals, when they were only trying to feed their families, according to tribal leadership.
The head of the Association of Village Council...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:15 PM
The moon throughout human history has been used to keep track of the passage of time and highlight recurring natural seasonal events. Up until around 150 years ago, it was also the primary source of light at night, especially for people living in the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 6:11 PM
In the late ’60s I worked part-time as a street gang counselor in the East Bronx. Under the umbrella of the police department, my job was to interdict street gangs and keep them from killing each other. I used the old “good cop-bad cop”...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:13 AM
With his surprising selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Republican Mitt Romney is asking Americans to choose between competing narratives of our past, interpretations of present realities and visions of our future.
According to the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Celebrate the season by learning how Native Americans once cooked their food, and what they ate in the early spring at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum's spring harvest cooking demonstration. Seeqan Keepunumooôk, which means "spring harvest," will feature...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:15 AM
First, a bunch of dimwits destroy our credibility with the Iraqi people in particular and the Islamic world in general by their actions at Abu Ghraib and now another group of idiots does the same in Afghanistan by burning the Quran ("Qurans burned, so...