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Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe hindered by inadequate internet
The Havasupai Tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband.
Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people are being micromanaged to death
The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes giant leap forward with website
The Cherokee Nation’s website – Cherokee.org – relaunched July 1.
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks celebrate the most wonderful of skyworld gifts
Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.
Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen'
June 25, 2019, marked the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, aka Custer’s Last Stand or the Fight at the Greasy Grass, depending upon who is describing it.
Jimmy Lee Beason: Native people still denied religious freedom on their own lands
It is rather apparent that Native people were not afforded the right to practice their spirituality in their own lands as 'promised' by the U.S. Constitution.
Tara Pretends Eagle Weber: History is repeating itself when it comes to genocide
I am a survivor of genocide, a direct descendent of Pretends Eagle, a documented survivor of The Battle at Little Bighorn.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota
I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.
Chantelle Blue Arm: One Bull family celebrates Little Bighorn victory
Our history is not history at all. The blood of our ancestors continues to run through our veins.
Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed
Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honored with name of new military ship
Our Cherokee people have contributed in every major battle and war ever fought in this country and continue to serve in the Armed Forces in some of the highest rates per ethnicity.
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: It's time for the United States to pay up
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: America deserves a better trade deal
Every day we delay approving the agreement, we hurt American farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses.
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go too far with demands for Trump documents
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.
The Conversation: MMIWG report confirms genocide is foundational to Canada
For too long we political scientists in Canada have been bystanders to discussions about cultural genocide and genocide.
Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears
Participation in Remember the Removal enables the riders to better understand the trials and tribulations our people faced during their journey to Indian Territory.
Clara Caufield: Native people became quickly skilled in beadwork
There are still many creative and very talented beaders in Indian Country.
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma
Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.
Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say
He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange
'There There' by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?
Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid
Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border
More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.
Andrew Woolford: Understanding genocide and the missing and murdered
One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors.
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive
No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.
Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
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