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Column: Tribes fought English settlers in bloody King Philip's War (05/01)
King Philip’s traditional hunting and farming ground was declining, and his young men were restless and uncertain about the future. King Philip justifiably feared poverty for his people.

Cara Cowan Watts: Make your voice heard within Cherokee Nation (05/01)
With so many jobs on the line and the economy of northeastern Oklahoma, I hope our tribal citizens show up at the polls in greater numbers and make their voices heard.

Editorial: Russell Begaye faces hurdles as Navajo Nation's leader (05/01)
The new president has the professional background to move the needle on the Rez economy; now we’ll see if he has the political skills to build the coalitions needed to carry it out.

Mark Trahant: Budget plan means deep cuts for Indian programs (05/01)
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.

Terese Mailhot: Still proud to serve as that 'angry Indian' woman (05/01)
My mother was a founding member of the Red Power movement and grew up during the cultural resurgence of sobriety and ceremony.

Brian Young: This Navajo filmmaker won't be walking off Netflix (04/30)
Netflix is a company. It’s not a person with which can be reasoned. It will not understand a conversation on how degrading and damaging ‘injun’ stereotypes can be.

John Barrasso: More work needed to address reservation roads (04/30)
We must work to ensure that federal agencies, such as the BIA, provide all the necessary flexibility the tribes need to move forward faster with road and bridge rehabilitation and construction projects.

Jay Daniels: There's a whole lotta shaking going on in Oklahoma (04/30)
In one recent day, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.

Opinion: Connecticut takes wrong approach with tribal lenders (04/30)
While payday lending is technically illegal in Connecticut, Federally-recognized Native American tribes and their elected representatives are immune from Connecticut process and suit.

Vince Two Eagles: The top 10 influential people in Indian Country (04/30)
Time magazine recently published their 100 Most Influential People List for this year. Unless I missed it, there were no Natives included in their list.

Clara Caufield: Off-reservation Cheyenne need a voice with tribe (04/30)
Over the past 40 years, I have also lived off the reservation many times for years at a stretch, always returning in sort of a love-hate relationship.

Allison Renville: Inviting President Obama to Sisseton-Wahpeton (04/30)
Our story is one of excellence and a true accolade of the American drive and determination expressed through patriotism and faith.

Marc Simmons: Colonial official arrested for allowing tribal dance (04/29)
Gov. Mendizábal listened intently and then announced that he was granting the Indians permission to stage these ceremonies openly, in public. Indeed, he gleefully and strongly encouraged them to do so.

Column: Return all ancestral islands to Wiyot Tribe in California (04/29)
While it is impossible to undo the atrocities perpetrated on the Wiyot people, efforts by the city, the harbor district and our community to repatriate these three islands to the Wiyot tribal government is a positive direction.

Opinion: Tribal disobedience over unfair taxes in Indian Country (04/29)
Beyond disobedience, tribal spending power and economic self-determination may present even more powerful tools in the fight for economic justice near the reservation.

Marshall Matz: Michael Jandreau leaves strong legacy for tribe (04/28)
Michael B. Jandreau, the visionary leader of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota for almost 40 years, passed away last month at the age of 71.

Ginger Lerner-Wren: Boost IHS funding to combat youth suicide (04/28)
By all accounts, the failures to prioritize and adequately fund the Indian Health Service is also rooted in centuries of prejudice and stigma.

Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes (04/28)
The governor’s actions these past few days seem abrupt, like those of an angry child so quick to take away something that was given.

Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past (04/28)
Today, not only are we dealing with the historical trauma of African Americans and Native peoples, but we also have a deeply traumatized white America.

Steven Newcomb: Church celebrates agent of Native genocide (04/28)
How has the Vatican responded to protests and sharp criticism from Indian people in California regarding Pope Francis’s announcement to declare Serra a saint?

Opinion: Deadline approaches in Alaska land-into-trust dispute (04/27)
If the village of Akiachak wins or the lawsuit is dropped, the Interior Department can begin processing applications from any of the 220-plus tribes in Alaska that may request their land be put into federal trust status.

Gabe Galanda: Even Hollywood is taking on tribal disenrollment (04/27)
Amidst the furor about Adam Sandler’s racist depiction of Indians in his forthcoming movie, consider another narrative about Indian Country that is increasingly being told by Hollywood.

Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress (04/27)
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.

Editorial: States need help dealing with newly recognized tribes (04/27)
Of the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences.

Peter d'Errico: Pope fails to address genocide of Native peoples (04/27)
Pope Francis speaking out about the Armenian genocide is significant, but the pope has not addressed U.S. history, nor has he looked closely enough at the Christian colonial record.

Steve Russell: Same-sex marriage back before Supreme Court (04/27)
Indians who live in their homelands and wish to solemnize a relationship with a same sex partner must do so, if at all, under tribal law.

Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservation (04/27)
Don't misunderstand me, I'm proud of my heritage, but not of our mortality rate.

Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (04/24)
Imagine living in a nation where extermination of your race and culture has been official government policy — a country where vestiges of those policies linger.

Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (04/24)
Congress will have to actually appropriate the kind of dollars to make youth a priority. Not just a story, but a future that’s bolstered by real numbers.

Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must act on legal marijuana (04/24)
The citizens of the Oglala Nation deserve to have a strong economy and legalized pot may be the quickest way to achieve it.

James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (04/24)
Back in the lost history of primitive human beings, the first true believer converted the deluded, and they seriously hurt some folks.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (04/24)
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse (04/23)
We don't need a statue for tourists to look at and take pictures by. Crazy Horse is in our heart and spirit.

Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (04/23)
Michelle Obama joins a short list of government public figures that have acknowledged the root causes of Native American struggles.

Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (04/23)
A gentleman by the name of Randolph Holy-Day laid a question in front of me and asked for my view on it.

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