Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened (May 23, 2016)

The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, poses an 'mmediate threat to the health and safety' of tribal members, a warning letter stated.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires (May 23, 2016)

Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.

Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (May 23, 2016)

It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

All charges dropped for murder of Northern Cheyenne man in New Mexico (May 23, 2016)

Benjamin Youngbear, 28, was killed in May 2015 at Ohkay Owingeh, a tribe based in northern New Mexico.

Santa Fe Indian School preparing for First Lady Michelle Obama (May 23, 2016)

All of the leaders of the 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are expected to attend the historic graduation ceremony.

Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free (May 23, 2016)

The first time I met with U.S. prisoner Leonard Peltier, he was planning his funeral.

Benjamin Madley: Acknowledge the genocide of California tribes (May 23, 2016)

It is not an exaggeration to say that California legislators also established a state-sponsored killing machine.

Naomi Schaefer Riley: Hold tribal leaders accountable for schools (May 23, 2016)

What is needed? Holding tribal leaders accountable.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (May 23, 2016)

He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)

Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.

Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices (May 23, 2016)

In my career of approximately 12 years as a journalist, book author, speaker, author and now as Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wow’s editor for Indian Country Today Media Network, I am constantly hearing the voices in Indian Country.

Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (May 23, 2016)

Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae (May 23, 2016)

When two young men were bullied into becoming accomplices to murder, did they realize they would become scapegoats in a much larger scheme to frame the leaders of the American Indian Movement in a vendetta for unrequited love?

Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks (May 23, 2016)

The search continues for three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation more than two weeks ago.

Delphine Red Shirt: It's our duty to teach the Lakota language (May 23, 2016)

At home, I heard distinctly Lakota sounds, most of my life, though my years in high school.

Native Sun News: Rapid City group aims to address disparities (May 23, 2016)

At least half of this city’s Indigenous, or Native American, population lives in poverty, according to statistics from, which is one of the highest rates in the nation.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day (May 23, 2016)

With the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation faced with deadly concerns about the meth problems, Crazy Horse School hosted a Meth Awareness Day with special guest speakers Miss Oglala Lakota Nation Santana Youngman and Julie Richards, the Founder of Mothers Against Meth Awareness.

Tim Giago: Some good old days really were the 'good old days' (May 23, 2016)

It was around midnight when I heard the knock on my office door at the old Lakota Times office on the Main Street in Pine Ridge Village in 1981.

Roger Birdbear: Obamacare can aid woes at Indian Health Service (May 23, 2016)

Perhaps the notion that American Indians should have separate health care will go by the wayside as healthcare and access to it improves for everyone.

Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination (May 23, 2016)

A claimed right of domination imposed on all our Original Free Nations in the past continues to be perpetuated and maintained against our Nations and Peoples today by international state governments such as Canada and the United States, and many others.

Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (May 23, 2016)

While the United States Indian Policy swings over 200 or so years has varied from 'wars of conquest and submission' to the current 'Self-determination and Self-governance' the central theme of 'assimilation' persists to this day.