What do you mean "we," white man?
January 6, 2006 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Indian Country Today is the national newspaper for American Indians. With news from tribes across the United States and around the world and articles like "Qitsualik: The last great polar bear hunt." And they were down on Ward Churchill before it was cool. Don't have time to add another newspaper to your reading list? Try the podcast.
posted by LarryC (10 comments total)

 
Also, another good source is National Native News, a radio program available on many NPR stations.
posted by LarryC at 3:06 PM on January 6, 2006


Thanks for this. I've often landed on Indian Country Today articles when I'm looking for information on Indian law cases, but I never bothered to look at the front page. How would you characterize their political orientation?
posted by footnote at 3:49 PM on January 6, 2006


nothing about the Cherokee same-sex marriage thing?
posted by amberglow at 4:35 PM on January 6, 2006


That's crazy talk!

No, that's my brother, Crazy Talk. We're all a little worried about him.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:55 PM on January 6, 2006


thanks for posting this. I'm teaching a Native American literature course this coming term for the first time and this will be a huge help.
posted by josephtate at 8:04 PM on January 6, 2006


I'm teaching a Native American literature course this coming term

I teach American Indian history, and one of my assignments every week is for students to bring in a news article about Indians and present it to the class. It really helps break down the idea that all Indians are still living in teepees.
posted by LarryC at 8:17 PM on January 6, 2006 [1 favorite]


It really helps break down the idea that all Indians are still living in teepees.

... uh, maybe this is crazy talk, but don't you have any, y'know, aboriginal people around who might be able to do this?
posted by docgonzo at 10:09 PM on January 6, 2006


Thanks for the post, LarryC - I enjoyed it. That's a good alternative media!

docgonzo, LarryC could himself be aboriginal, no? ;-)
At any rate, I understood him to mean that having the students themselves research and find stories is what helps break down the stereotypes.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:52 PM on January 6, 2006


Did plains Indians ever really live in teepees? It was my understanding that they were basically portable tents, used only for temporary dwelling.

Anyway, Minneapolis has the second largest uran population of Native Americans, and, as a result, I'm always amazed when Minneapolitans are ignorant about the contemporary Indian experience.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:05 AM on January 7, 2006


amberglow,
try indianz.com
posted by gminks at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2006


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