The Power of John Trudell #BlueIndians

  By Lara Trace (former editor of the Pequot Times 1999-2004) It happened years ago… but I can still feel myself outside the Pequot Museum on a bench and the wind is really blowing and John is speaking about his album, and latest tour. I knew I’d have to read what he said a few […]

Native Americans in newsrooms #NativeLivesMatter

“It is no secret that Washington faces a serious debt problem, but last time I checked, it was not because we are spending too much on Indian housing, healthcare or education.  It is not because we are spending too much on addressing the scourge of diabetes in Native communities, improving crumbling infrastructure or creating jobs […]

Author Peter Matthiessen, Chronicler of Leonard Peltier, Walks On

Associated Press Author Peter Matthiessen, who championed the story of Leonard Peltier and Indian country in his work, walked on due to leukemia at age 86 on Saturday April 5, 2014. ICTMN Staff 4/7/14 Author Peter Matthiessen was a champion of Indian rights, not least of all for his controversial In the Spirit of Crazy […]

Remembering Tina Manning-Trudell (Paiute-Shoshone)

PHOTO: Tina Manning (left) John Trudell and their children Tina Manning-Trudell was a Paiute-Shoshone water rights activist and wife of John Trudell, Chairman of the American Indian Movement. Manning was the daughter of Arthur and Leah Hicks Manning. Her father had served as the tribal chairman of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation. […]

“I Am Not a Leader”: Russell Means’ 1980 Mother Jones Cover Story

In a provocative piece, the American Indian Movement activist lashed out at European “death culture” and the left. —By Russell Means (Oct. 22, 2012) Editor’s note: This article originated as a controversial speech given at the Black Hills International Survival Gathering on the Pine Ridge Reservation in July 1980. A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, […]

new cointelpro? #AMERICANINDIANS #OCCUPY #OWS

New COINTELPRO is same old targeting of American Indians and environmental groups By Brenda Norrell Anonymous hacked the files of Stratfor global security firm, revealing that a photo of the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee was a focus of US spies in November. The photo and Indian movements were on a website of the Deep […]

Forced Sterilizations, Racist Terror, and the Native American Uprising of 1972-1973

by Steven Argue (Feb 3rd, 2013) [Photo: Native American rancher, Raymond Yellow Thunder, in 1972 was attacked by racists, stripped from the waste down, and forced into an American Legion bar where people made fun of him, forced him to dance, and put cigarettes out on him.  Raymond was then taken out back, beaten nearly […]

“IndiVisible” history of African Americans and American Indians

By ICTMN Staff (January 16, 2012)   courtesy David Amram   Solidarity between African Americans and Native Americans grew with the Black Power movement of the 1970s, whose goals were closer to the nationalism espoused by American Indian Movement activists. Pictured here (left to right) are Muhammad Ali, Buffy St. Marie, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Harold […]