Author Archives: Andrew Bentley
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 […]
The healthcare of Native Americans could be greatly improved with the integration of traditional healing and modern medicine.
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 […]
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.
Andrew reviews the milestones achieved for Indian Country in 2012 such as the Cobell Settlement and the purchase of Pe’Sla.
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.
A reflection on the Doomsday Prophecy and the lessons we can learn from it.
Addressing the myth and misconception of a free ride to college for Native American students.
Andrew shares the impact the TOMS partnership is with NRC and the children on the reservations.
Andrew discusses the topic of Native Americans moving on from the past abuse and issues.