Native Americans

Being indigenous peoples in the age of Trump

Those who think New York City’s connection to its indigenous peoples may have ended in 1626 when they sold Manhattan to the Dutch for trade goods might be surprised to know there are, according to Census data, 110,000 New Yorkers who self-identify as Native Americans. Many of them seek out...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:42pm

With imagiNATIONS, American Indian museum brings indigenous innovations to forefront

When you look at the Brooklyn Bridge or pick up a lacrosse stick or rubber ball or gobble those countless ears of corn every summer, do you think of the indigenous peoples of the Americas? You should, because without them, those things — and many others — would not exist today. That...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:03am

Trump called Warren 'Pocahontas' (again) in front of Native American Code Talkers

The “joke” about Pocahontas must’ve been such a big hit at the Trump Thanksgiving table, the president decided to whip it out again this time at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II. Here's the video: Trump calls Elizabeth Warren '...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:20pm

Native Americans voice past and current struggles on National Day of Mourning

The story of Thanksgiving is often presented as a heartwarming, welcoming tale in which Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to share crops, bonding over the feast. But that story leaves out the struggles and horrors Natives faced at the hands of those colonists, their descendants argue....

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:24am

State may examine a redesign of the 237-year-old commonwealth seal

It’s a symbol emblazoned on the Massachusetts state flag and displayed on government edifices and documents, and for a contingent of residents the seal of the commonwealth represents violence perpetrated by European settlers against Native Americans. Objections to the seal have sparked a...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:41pm