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Indigenous People Are Tired of Being Pushed to the Sidelines

Tribal nations have had to fight for centuries against erasure

Indigenous people from the Tohono O’odham ethnic group dance and sing to protest against US President Donald Trump’s intention to build a new wall in the border between Mexico and United States. Photo: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images

WWhen Christopher Columbus arrived with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria in 1492, the Americas were already inhabited by millions of Indigenous who comprised thousands of different tribes — each with their own language, culture, heritage, spiritual practices…




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Ruth Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins

Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer. Bylines: Teen Vogue, Huffpost, Bustle, Jezebel, Truthout & more.

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