Author Archives: Andrew Bentley

Massacre Site Wounded Knee for Sale

In a single day, December 29, 1890, an estimated 300 men, women, and children of the Miniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota lay dead or dying near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation, having been massacred by the U.S. Army’s 7thCalvary Regiment. There they remained for three days, while a blizzard preserved them in frozen […]

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Traditional Healers in Indian Healthcare

The healthcare of Native Americans could be greatly improved with the integration of traditional healing and modern medicine.

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Indian Mascots

Imagine it’s a beautiful April afternoon. Baseball fans have been waiting for this moment all year. For Cleveland fans in particular, it’s the home opener for the Indians. Families, fanatics, white-collar professionals, and working class folks funnel into Progressive Field for an exciting match up against the New York Yankees. With pride, fans of all […]

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Pe’Sla: Spiritual & Symbolic

The purchase of the Pe’Sla land is a significant event of the Lakota reclaiming their sacred land. However, it is also another reminder of how the US government has not fulfilled the treaties made with the Native Americans years ago.

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2012 Year In Review

Andrew reviews the milestones achieved for Indian Country in 2012 such as the Cobell Settlement and the purchase of Pe’Sla.

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New Year: A Time of New Beginnings

Andrew wishes our readers a Happy New Year suggesting that we all see how far we’ve come and where will still have to go.

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December 21, 2012: Not a Doomsday Prophecy

A reflection on the Doomsday Prophecy and the lessons we can learn from it.

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You Wanted to Know: Do Indians have a free ride to college?

Addressing the myth and misconception of a free ride to college for Native American students.

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A Perspective on TOMS Shoes for the Rez

Andrew shares the impact the TOMS partnership is with NRC and the children on the reservations.

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You Wanted to Know: Why can’t they just move on?

Andrew discusses the topic of Native Americans moving on from the past abuse and issues.

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