One of the best stepping stones to understanding an issue is understanding those who are affected. Though a list of 9 things can barely scratch the surface, they tend to be points where you’ll connect with the group–common ground, so to speak. This is invaluable in winning your heart and mind to the cause. If you’re interested in Native American Rights issues, Indian Country Today is a great resource for you. Just remember, don’t attack the writers and the readers who comment to air their grievances. Allow yourself to hear them. It is not personal, they’re not attacking you in particular as the arbiter of torment. However, we do live with the legacy of genocide and multiple other crimes committed against the First Nations peoples. They have a genuine point and right to speak about these issues. So, set the ego aside and see what you can learn about them, listen to their fears and hurts and then try to be a sounding board from which others can learn the same. It’s the first step in attending this legacy and making things better. The past can’t be undone, but that doesn’t mean we have to continue living with the future it’s won for us.