It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.
There must be an end to this poverty and racist-spawned crisis.
Reducing a whole group of people down to stereotypes further dehumanizes Native people.
As a Native leader, his advocacy contributed to hallmarks not just for his own tribe but for others throughout the wide expanse of Indian Country.
While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain), I do like Thanksgiving.
The nation will be gathering for a day set aside for turkey eating and football. But underneath the merriment is a false history that is also celebrated.
Several thousand people protested the name of the Washington's football team at a Minnesota Vikings home game recently.
I hope my kids will be able to go to school and hear the truth of what happened to our people.
But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.
Native Americans deserve a chance at the American Dream. If any group of people is left behind, then we all lose.