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Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land (06/24)
If you consider the fact that we as Native Americans have not yet celebrated a century of citizenship on our own lands, you begin to understand why Native American history is always swept under the rug.
April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country (06/24)
Indian identity is not a mythical connection to a long romanticized (and assumed long dead) people.
Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar (06/24)
Bear Butte and the sacred rituals and ceremonies that must be conducted there are threatened.
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting (06/24)
So many LGBTQ Indigenous people are born with gifts that communities fail to see and nurture.
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (06/23)
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
James Giago Davies: Welfare for corporations but nothing for tribes James Giago Davies: Welfare for corporations but nothing for tribes (06/23)
Wasicu somehow miss noticing trillions lost to corporate welfare, but bellyache if Lakota receive any government monies due them because of treaty obligation.
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (06/23)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.
Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine (06/22)
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (06/22)
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families (06/21)
The work of our Cherokee foster parents, child welfare workers and advocates is near and dear to my heart.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (06/21)
The history of the development of Federal Indian Law in the U.S. reveals a marked similarity to the development of Canadian Law.
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (06/21)
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.
Dana Lone Hill: Slow down to appreciate every minute of your life Dana Lone Hill: Slow down to appreciate every minute of your life (06/21)
We live in a world that spins 25,000 miles in 24 hours, that is 1,042 miles an hour, through space and we hardly ever take time to recognize the stillness by watching the stars, the moonrise, the sunset.
Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner (06/21)
No rough patches in a partnership should be allowed to bring local political discourse to a tribal or racial level.
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too (06/20)
Rural Alaska does not want special treatment; rural Alaska asks for equal treatment.
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (06/20)
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?
Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission price Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission price (06/20)
I have noticed one thing, despite all the complaints I hear about the costs involved with the GON – it keeps getting bigger and bigger each year.
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation (06/20)
President Barack Obama has nothing to lose politically, and everything to gain in terms of the environmental accomplishment.
Scott Sagan: Lakota warrior documented 1876 Battle at Bighorn Scott Sagan: Lakota warrior documented 1876 Battle at Bighorn (06/20)
Red Horse's depiction of the scalped and mutilated bodies is an uncensored portrayal of the consequences of revenge and hatred.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota (06/20)
Behind the scenes in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement leader, Naguset Eask, lays a saga of lost love, nawizi (jealousy), revenge, a conspiracy theory and a cover up.
Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground (06/20)
Coal is a paradox for several Native American communities.
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (06/20)
I resent people with dubious stories, who benefit from white privilege and refuse to be accountable to hardworking Natives who have to struggle against oppression and stigma every day.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (06/20)
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food (06/17)
For too long we, as indigenous people, have been told how to parent our children, how to feed them, how to fix their hair, how to dress them, where to send them to school.
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (06/17)
Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (06/17)
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love
Noah Feldman: Supreme Court puts more Indian people in federal prison Noah Feldman: Supreme Court puts more Indian people in federal prison (06/16)
The bottom line is therefore that the federal law is likely to lead to more Native Americans ending up in federal prisons – without having had the benefits of legal representation when they were convicted of the underlying crimes that helped put them there.
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (06/16)
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
Arne Vainio: Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone Arne Vainio: Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone (06/16)
Major life transitions should always carry ceremonies.
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (06/16)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.
James Giago Davies: Lakota people are responsible for our world James Giago Davies: Lakota people are responsible for our world (06/16)
To cope with an inexpressible loss of culture, the Lakota have taken to hero worshiping who they once were.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer (06/16)
Cancer patients are brave. Every single day they are challenged to find the ability to continue their treatment.
Steven Newcomb: Old religious ideas influence federal Indian law Steven Newcomb: Old religious ideas influence federal Indian law (06/16)
We are being continually controlled by narratives that Christian narrators developed long ago.
Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota (06/15)
I have written before that the 2016 election seems like an 'outsiders' election and you cannot get any more outsider than Native American candidates.

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