Mark Anthony Rolo


Mark has been a correspondent for Indian Country Today, director of the Native American Journalists Association and is author most recently of the memoir My Mother Is Now Earth. Mark Anthony Rolo is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


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For those who would say retiring Wahoo is a positive step in the right direction, I cry foul ball. more

Feb 1, 2018 11:19 AM Dispatches

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I asked President Trump to join a traditional Native-American Thanksgiving. He did not reply. more

Nov 21, 2017 5:00 AM Op-Eds


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His work marks a turning point in the consciousness of this country about historical and current mistreatment of American Indians. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:47 PM Dispatches

From proud displays of Indians as savage sports mascots, to exploiting Indian land for oil and other natural resources, you cannot convince me that the spirit of Christopher Columbus is no longer with us. more

Oct 9, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches 7 Comments

The Cherokee were wrong to exclude their black brothers and sisters from membership. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:07 PM Op-Eds

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Despite a June 19 court decision protecting the Redskins name and logo as an expression of free speech, the team's days touting a racial slur as a name may be numbered. more

Jul 13, 2017 11:27 AM Op-Eds


Keith Allison

Like Little Black Sambo, Frito the Bandito and other racial stereotypes, the days of the Redskins name and image are numbered. more

Jul 3, 2017 3:18 PM Dispatches


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The history of Native Americans is clouded in illusions of transcendence, but the standoff at Standing Rock is only the latest in a never-ending dynamic that has raged since the Puritans landed. more

Jan 26, 2017 10:59 AM Magazine 1 Comments

The protection of their homelands could never be for sale. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:34 PM Magazine

Today, in 1758, the first American Indian Reservation was established. That was just the beginning of a siege against Native American sovereignty and the environment. more

Aug 29, 2016 12:54 PM Dispatches

"You want to screw up your economy? Screw up your government." more

Jul 25, 2016 5:42 PM Magazine

A declaration of domination. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:15 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

The trails blazoned with Native blood by these first Catholic missionaries became paths towards the rise of religious imperialism. more

Feb 17, 2016 3:47 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

"We are a sovereign nation and we are not being treated as such." Image credit: Shield the People more

Jan 29, 2015 5:39 PM Magazine

It's been 40 years since American Indian activists ended their occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., but thanks to them, life has improved in Indian country.In February 1973, activists in the American Indian Movement came to the Pine Ridge Indian Res... more

May 8, 2013 11:57 AM Dispatches

By Mark Anthony Rolo This Thanksgiving, don’t call on me, as an American Indian, to offer up a prayer of thanks. I sure wouldn’t want to offend anyone with a prayer that dredges up key events of the dark past such as the forced, deadly remo... more

Nov 21, 2011 1:13 PM Op-Eds

Two years after the Indians greeted the first European immigrants to this land that was new only to them, the good life may now be taking a turn for the worse as rumors spread about a proposed plan to send the English settlers back to their... more

May 10, 2006 9:42 PM Op-Eds

The top Native American at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dave Anderson, needs to immediately resign from his post. Anderson has neglected a major part of his job, and he seems more interested in maintaining the Bush administration's agenda ... more

Jun 16, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds