Tara Houska, The New York Times

Tara Houska

The New York Times

Minnesota, United States

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Past articles by tara:

My Culture Is Not Super Bowl Entertainment

The matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers brings out the worst Native Americans stereotypes. → Read More

Native American activism after Standing Rock: Where is it now?

We should measure the success of the #NODAP protests by the lessons learned and by the people and communities empowered, suggests Houska. → Read More

Tara Houska: The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights

Still invisible and often an afterthought, indigenous peoples are uniting to protect the world's water, lands and history -- while trying to heal from genocide and ongoing inequality. Tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation citizen Tara Houska chronicles the history of attempts by government and industry to eradicate the legitimacy of indigenous peoples' land and culture, including the… → Read More

Water Protector Legal Update: NoDAPL and Line 3

As of July, a total of 499 cases remain open regarding the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, according to reports. → Read More

The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts

But while we, water protectors, stand up for the future generations, a massive strategy by state and federal law enforcement seeks to repress and destroy us → Read More

Houska: Regardless of WaPo Poll, Native Mascots Hurt Our Youth

A Washington Post poll claims 9 out of 10 Native Americans have no problem with the name of the Washington football team. But it ignores the harm. → Read More

A Party By Any Other Name…The origin of “Pow wow” and its many variations

Pow-wow. Powwow. Pau wau. Pauau. powwow… Which is correct?Where does the term 'Pow Wow' come from? → Read More

Houska: Navajo Nation Files Brief Against Washington NFL Team

The Navajo Nation filed an amicus brief in support of Amanda Blackhorse and her fellow defendants in the case Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse. → Read More

Amherst College Drops Mascot Associated With Smallpox Blankets

On Tuesday, a prestigious liberal arts college in Massachusetts announced the end of a long-time controversial mascot. → Read More

House Representative in Colorado Wants Columbus Day Gone, Opposition Fights to Keep It

Colorado State House Representative Joseph Salazar is slated to introduce a bill that would effectively repeal Columbus Day from the state calendar. → Read More

'Get Off the Stage, Squaw!' 14-Year-Old Native American Is No Stranger to Racism

A 14-year-old Native American girl was called a 'squaw' by an adult male fan of the racial slur 'redskins' during a school board meeting last month. → Read More

Winona LaDuke Announces Run for White Earth Tribal Chair

Go Winona! Winona LaDuke announces bid for White Earth Tribal Chair → Read More

Government Promises, COP21 and People's Power

Ask any tribe in North America what they think about promises from a governmental body. Then take a look at the recent climate change agreement coming out of Paris, France. Perhaps this time will be different. → Read More

Houska: Government Promises, COP21, and People's Power

Tara Houska, Ojibwe, says climate change will be addressed by people, not governmental bodies. → Read More

Government Cannot Deny Disparaging Trademarks, Federal Circuit Rules

The Lanham Act, a federal law that denies any trademark found to be disparaging, was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by federal justices. → Read More

Houska: Legislation, Litigation, and the Kitchen Sink, But the Fighting Sioux Mascot Is Done

The University of North Dakota voted Wednesday to abandon its Native American mascot and moniker, but it was no easy feat. → Read More

Houska: Native Youth Rally for Racial, Climate Justice in D.C.

Hundreds of young activists took to the streets in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of climate change as well as racial discrimination in the U.S. → Read More

One of the racial minorities most likely to be killed by police is also the most overlooked

America’s original people are tired of our seemingly invisible status. → Read More