WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'The difference is between explicit versus implicit: ‘Make America Great Again,’ or ‘America is already great.’ They both agree the past, the history, was great. It wasn't. It sucked,' Mark Charles said.
(RNS) — The national conversation about the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial should always have been how we treat Native Americans, older people, and the marginalized, not whether a white kid got a bad rap in the media.
(RNS) — Several Protestant denominations have repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, the idea laid out in a series of 15th-century papal bulls that justified appropriating native land. But what are they doing now to act on that?
(The Conversation) — Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
(The Conversation) — Each July on Pioneer Day, Utahans revisit the story of the Mormon settlement of the Salt Lake Valley, an event that still has profound implications for how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinks about issues from immigration to the Bears Ears National Monument.
(RNS) Could Donald Trump become the first president to rescind a national monument?
What if the Sioux Nation decided to build a pipeline through Arlington Cemetery?
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) While he did not name the pipeline, he used clear language applicable to the conflict, saying development had to be reconciled with "the protection of the particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and their territories."
The measure goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2017; it affects four schools still using the "R-word." They will be allowed to phase out materials such as uniforms because of cost concerns.
(Reuters) Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship.
(RNS) The progressive denomination wants the Washington Redskins to drop its controversial name and mascot.
Peter Manseau's new book suggests that Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon may have been influenced by a Seneca religious prophet who died 200 years ago.
(RNS) Some of Junipero Serra’s sharpest critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans, raped their women, and destroyed their culture.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, has been speaking out for more than 20 years against what he calls the "R word."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A recently discovered 1494 depiction of Native Americans is consistent with Christopher Columbus' account of being greeted by naked men who painted themselves black or red and danced for the European explorers.
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