Finding Healing in My Tribe

Finding Healing in My Tribe

In my ancestral language of Muscogee Creek, CVFEKNICETV (juh-fig-nay-je-duh) means “to heal someone or something.”  This message greeted my wife and me as we drove up to the Muscogee Creek Hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma, to receive our COVID-19 vaccines. The indigenous...
5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

5 Reasons We’re Not Your Mascots

I’m not anyone’s mascot. As a citizen of the Muscogee Creek tribe, there are some factors I would like for readers to consider, especially those still arguing that naming sports teams after Native Americans is somehow not demeaning or dehumanizing. Before...