Ruth H Hopkins

Ruth H Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins is a Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer and enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. She is also a biologist, tribal attorney, former judge, and co-founder of Lastrealindians.com. Ruth resides on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota.

Indigenous rights

We must protect sacred sites from Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Trump is blowing up ancestral burial sites to build his wall, proving that nothing is sacred to this administration.

We must protect sacred sites from Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Indigenous rights

It is not the Wet'suwet'en who are hurting Canada

The Canadian government and big oil corporations are inflicting harm on First Nations and all Canadians.

It is not the Wet'suwet'en who are hurting Canada

United States

The US claims to value honour, but has it ever?

Only when the US reckons with a legacy of slavery and genocide of the land's Indigenous can it begin to act honourably.

The US claims to value honour, but has it ever?

US & Canada

Giving thanks the Indigenous way

Thanksgiving may be the ritualised glorification of genocide and conquest, but does it have to be?

Giving thanks the Indigenous way