Australia returns 50,000 hectares of land to Aboriginals

The longest running aboriginal land claim in Australian history, the Kenbi land claim, was concluded on the 21st of June. This date signified the end of a 37 year long legal battle for the Larrakia aboriginal people against the Australian government: a fight to be given back ownership of their traditional lands. This momentous victory for the Larrakia, who…

America’s Greatest Athlete Ever, Jim Thorpe, Was Indigenous

The “world’s greatest athlete” was much more than that, and remains an inspiration to the communities he so rigorously advocated for. Last week, a high school girl’s volleyball team went to the South Dakota Class A state championships for the third year in a row. They lost in the first round, but for a team…

Hospital Staff Honors Veteran’s Dying Wish To See Best Friends One Last Time

Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzalez has spent most of his life around horses. Despite being shot and paralyzed during the war, he became one of the only licensed handicapped horse trainers in Texas, and he and his wife, Rosario Gonzalez, have raised and trained horses together for over 30 years. “Horses are his life,” Rosario said. Sadly, on a…

9 Things America Needs To Understand About Native Values.

Values and integrity have always been respected by traditional Native peoples, but when colonization forced its way onto this land, dishonesty and treachery took a terrible toll. Even many mainstream Americans are tired of it, but still don’t understand where they went wrong. Here’s a sample of things mainstream America needs to understand—add your own…

5 Reasons Natives Have Lustrous Locks: Ancient, Indigenous Hair Remedies.

Natural plants provided the luster for indigenous hair before so-called ‘modern’ gadgets and products Have you ever wondered why Native Americans had resilient indigenous hair? Or ever asked why, when you see the old pictures of their ancestors, not too many of the older people had gray hair? Or why their hair was so long?…

Veterans Apologize To Indigenous On Behalf Of U.S. Army At Standing Rock [Watch]

Today, hundreds of veterans from across the United States took a knee and begged for forgiveness for crimes committed toward indigenous people in the name of the U.S. military. A massive awakening is being realized, and it’s stemming from the Standing Rock protest camps located near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Since April, “water protectors” have…