I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013]

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

Soup of the Day: Haudenosaunee Corn Soup

My grandmother and other elders have made corn soup for me, friends, and family for years.  But, I never learned how to make it myself.  As luck would have it, my grandmother called a week before Christmas to tell me she planned to make a batch of corn soup for the holiday for eating and gifting.  So, I asked her if she would show me how it’s done, and she readily agreed. Read More Soup of the Day: Haudenosaunee Corn Soup

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

5 Indigenous Women & Activists You Should Know About

Indian Country Today recently highlighted the central role of women in the recent anti-fracking protests by the Mi’kmaq First Nation in Canada. Amanda Polchies famously knelt down in front of a militarized blockade of police officers with nothing but an eagle feather between her and the officers. Amanda is but one of many Mi’kmaq women that faced down a line of police and stood their ground during the protests. She is also but one of many Indigenous women and activists who have worked and currently work toward justice, including such women as: Read More 5 Indigenous Women & Activists You Should Know About

News from NDN Country: National American Indian Heritage Month & More

Today marks the beginning of National American Indian Heritage Month in the United States. Read More News from NDN Country: National American Indian Heritage Month & More

3 Facts You May Not Know About Indigenous Peoples in United States

In second grade my teacher, Mrs. Kleinart, assigned all of us a book report to be presented to the class. I do not recall the name of the book I read for the assignment, but I do recall the misinformation. This book peddled the usual stereotypes about NDN peoples, that we all live in teepees, that we all wear war bonnets, and that we’re all great horse riders. Fortunately, my family set me right on that count, and I was lucky to have access to and knowledge of my history as an Oneida woman. Read More 3 Facts You May Not Know About Indigenous Peoples in United States

New Show Recap: Sleepy Hollow 1.03, “For the Triumph of Evil…”

Forgive my tardiness, Sleepy Hollow fans and potential fans. I know I’m starting these recaps a few episodes too late, but let’s dive right in, shall we? Read More New Show Recap: Sleepy Hollow 1.03, “For the Triumph of Evil…”