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Cedric Sunray


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The Uplifting Story of Two Amazing Native Athletes From Haskell

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The Uplifting Story of Two Amazing Native Athletes From Haskell

The trek to Haskell Indian Nations University is one which countless Indigenous people have taken for many generations. The short distance of less than two miles from Haskell, formerly Haskell Institute and Haskell Indian Junior College, to the nearby University of Kansas, however, is one much less frequently especially...

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Pamunkey Pride and Prejudice: How the Feds Mandated Racism

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people. When placed in a contemporary context, the small tribe (enrolled population of just over 200) would be the poster child for antiquated notions best,...

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Are Louisiana Tribes Turning a Blind Eye to Racism?

The first time I set foot on the Chitimacha Indian Reservation in Louisiana was in the 1990s. Prior to this, I had seen pictures of some of their tribal members attending Indian boarding schools with members of my own tribe and many others. One striking image I recall the...

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Indian Country Influenced by Attitudes From the Old South

Eleanor Cook rolled out of bed, nervous, but excited about what the future held that day. Shunned from attendance at the local white and black schools of rural Virginia, state officials and Bureau of Indian Affairs representatives had for years been informing tribal members about eight of the tribal...

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Taken for a Ride on the Acronym Train

“NCAI condemns Donald Sterling’s appalling comments regarding African Americans. There is no place in modern society for that kind of hatred and discrimination. We also want to applaud the many athletes, sportscasters, corporations, and individuals who have spoken out against Sterling and his comments. It is encouraging to so...

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Anti-Black Racism in Indian Country: Jim Crowfeather Lives

Over the years I have visited and fellowshipped with a great number of tribes situated in the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States. Through this experience I have noticed a telling reality that has long been silently acknowledged, but rarely publicly spoken about. On one exceptional thirty-five...