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Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations
Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations (October 9, 2019)

All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.


Nashville Indigenous community honors Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle
Nashville Indigenous community honors Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle (August 28, 2019)

Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle was a well-respected member of the Indigenous community in Tennessee's capital city.


Albert Bender: Neighborhood stands up to immigration raid
Albert Bender: Neighborhood stands up to immigration raid (August 13, 2019)

A father and son who were targeted by U.S. immigration agents managed to escape with the help of their neighbors.


Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps
Albert Bender: Hundreds demand immediate closing of concentration camps (July 22, 2019)

The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'


Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed
Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed (July 1, 2019)

Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.


Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children (June 14, 2019)

The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?


Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go
Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go (May 20, 2019)

Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.


Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March
Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March (January 29, 2019)

The mocking harassment of a Native elder by Catholic high school students has sparked national and international outrage.


Albert Bender: Indian activists cheer release of human trafficking survivor
Albert Bender: Indian activists cheer release of human trafficking survivor (January 16, 2019)

Cyntoia Brown is finally going free after spending half of her life behind bars.


Albert Bender: Freedom finally arrives for survivor of human trafficking
Albert Bender: Freedom finally arrives for survivor of human trafficking (January 14, 2019)

Cyntoia Brown has spent half of her life in prison for killing a man when she was 16 years old.


Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people
Albert Bender: Racism to blame for missing and murdered Native people (December 7, 2018)

The brutal murder of Amanda Webster emphasizes the plight of Indigenous women throughout the country.


Albert Bender: Young Hoopa woman found murdered in California
Albert Bender: Young Hoopa woman found murdered in California (November 16, 2018)

Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.


Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families
Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families (September 24, 2018)

Donald Trump, like other tyrannical despots before him, is gambling to see how much the world and the country will tolerate.


'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies
'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies (July 13, 2018)

Donald Trump’s inhuman campaign at the border amounts to a war against the Native people of this hemisphere.


Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)

Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.


Albert Bender: Oil continues to flow through 'genocidal' Dakota Access Pipeline
Albert Bender: Oil continues to flow through 'genocidal' Dakota Access Pipeline (April 9, 2018)

Oil continues to flow, money continues to be made hand over fist by the corporate magnates of big oil, and the genocide continues to rake in casualties.


Albert Bender: Too many Native Americans are already in prison
Albert Bender: Too many Native Americans are already in prison (March 28, 2018)

Native Americans are incarcerated at a rate of 38 percent higher than the national average.


Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)

The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.


Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest
Albert Bender: Indigenous community labels Trump an 'Indian Hater' in protest (January 16, 2018)

President Donald Trump can rest assured that when and if he ever returns to Nashville, Tennessee, he will find the same unwelcoming committee of Indigenous people waiting on him.


Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era
Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)

On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.


Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks
Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks (November 20, 2017)

An assembly of Native people and others honored the great warrior for Indigenous rights, Dennis Banks, with a celebration of his life entitled the 'Longest Walk.'


Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline
Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2017)

Considering the fragility of the lives of Native Americans in the U.S., we are talking about real destruction of both health and livelihood here at the hands of Big Oil.


Albert Bender: Trail of Tears Walk commemorates forced removal of tribes
Albert Bender: Trail of Tears Walk commemorates forced removal of tribes (October 27, 2017)

The forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands is a shameful and indelible scar on the body politic of this country.


Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville
Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville (October 19, 2017)

In the wake of the proclamation of Mayor Megan Berry and the resolution of the Metro Nashville City Council both recognizing October 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a celebration was held here by members of the local Native community.


Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 9, 2017)

On October 5, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, took the momentous step of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2017)

Keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline open is a flagrant departure from long established legal procedures.


Albert Bender: Judge drags his feet in Dakota Access Pipeline case
Albert Bender: Judge drags his feet in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 12, 2017)

Cherokee citizen Albert Bender wonders why a federal judge hasn't ruled on a motion to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabated
Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabated (May 18, 2017)

We don’t know who will be the next victim, but what we do know is that there will be more victims.


Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (April 27, 2017)

Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?


Albert Bender: The war against Dakota Access can still be won
Albert Bender: The war against Dakota Access can still be won (February 27, 2017)

For this epic clash to be won — and it can be won — there have to be massive demonstrations across the country.


Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement
Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement (February 7, 2017)

In this case it seems that Donald Trump is taking a page out of Andrew Jackson’s playbook.


Albert Bender: City joins fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Albert Bender: City joins fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (January 31, 2017)

Nashville City Council passes resolution in support of Standing Rock Sioux opposition to pipeline.


Albert Bender: War crimes committed against #NoDAPL resisters
Albert Bender: War crimes committed against #NoDAPL resisters (October 31, 2016)

'War crimes are being committed against Native Americans by the Morton County Sheriff’s department in North Dakota.'


Albert Bender: Spill confirms fears on Dakota Access Pipeline
Albert Bender: Spill confirms fears on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 27, 2016)

'The recent oil spill in the South proves again the veracity of what was said in the protector encampments at Standing Rock.'


Albert Bender: Tribes join together at Camp of the Sacred Stones
Albert Bender: Tribes join together at Camp of the Sacred Stones (August 29, 2016)

We are determined to maintain the camp until victory is ours. History is being made.


Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town
Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town (May 12, 2016)

Who should be considered credible? Border town police who have a reputation for wantonly abusing and killing Native people?


Albert Bender: Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was a true hero
Albert Bender: Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was a true hero (March 21, 2016)

On February 27, a commemoration of the life of the great Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was held at the Global Education Center in Nashville.


Albert Bender: Stopping genocide of Indian children in South Dakota
Albert Bender: Stopping genocide of Indian children in South Dakota (March 8, 2016)

This is not about just a legal ruling in the latest round of battling over the state's violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. This is about the halting of genocide in America.


Albert Bender: Tribes should reclaim land from unratified treaties
Albert Bender: Tribes should reclaim land from unratified treaties (February 10, 2016)

There at least 150 unratified treaties, which means that millions of acres are just waiting to be reclaimed by the tribes.


Albert Bender: Occupied land still belongs to Burns Paiute Tribe
Albert Bender: Occupied land still belongs to Burns Paiute Tribe (January 13, 2016)

The forcible removal of the Paiute people from the Malheur Reservation in the 19th century in violation of their treaty rights brings to mind the Trail of Broken Treaties protest in 1972 and the continued failure of the U.S. to live up to its treaty obligations - the law of the land.


Albert Bender: Let's carry on the legacy of the late John Trudell
Albert Bender: Let's carry on the legacy of the late John Trudell (December 15, 2015)

Another dauntless advocate of American Indian activism has walked on with the passing of Native rights stalwart John Trudell.


Albert Bender: 'The Green Inferno' hits new low in racist films
Albert Bender: 'The Green Inferno' hits new low in racist films (November 24, 2015)

The Indian people are reduced to such a level of beastly subhumanness that I found myself actually, unconsciously mentally rooting, at some points, for the developers to wax victorious.


Albert Bender: California Indians were victims of genocide
Albert Bender: California Indians were victims of genocide (November 4, 2015)

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.


Albert Bender: Lakota 57 case means open season on Indians
Albert Bender: Lakota 57 case means open season on Indians (September 25, 2015)

The racism in law enforcement in Indian Country has been a crisis for longer than recent memory, but it has escalated when our children are not seen as fit to be protected by the legal system.


Albert Bender: Muscogee Nation candidates reach out to voters
Albert Bender: Muscogee Nation candidates reach out to voters (September 15, 2015)

Indian history was recently made with an election forum in Tennessee for Muscogee Creek candidates running for the offices of principal chief and tribal council.


Albert Bender: Andrew Jackson doesn't deserve to be on $20 bill
Albert Bender: Andrew Jackson doesn't deserve to be on $20 bill (July 14, 2015)

It would only be the most fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he so viciously tried to exterminate.


Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns
Albert Bender: Solar energy plant approved over tribal concerns (June 4, 2015)

An ancient, sacred Mohave Indian tribal site has been destroyed as a result of the Obama administration's push for solar development on public land.


Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act
Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act (April 14, 2015)

South Dakota Indian families and Tribes have just won a major legal victory, under the Indian Child Welfare Act that will resonate throughout the state and nationwide.


Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (March 16, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.


Albert Bender: A travesty of justice in attack on Indian children
Albert Bender: A travesty of justice in attack on Indian children (March 3, 2015)

The police knew from the outset the identities of the alleged assailants and after weeks of investigation came forth with only one culprit.


Albert Bender: Indian children victimized by hockey game fans
Albert Bender: Indian children victimized by hockey game fans (February 4, 2015)

Over 100 Native Americans - parents, tribal officials and American Horse School staff - met with Rapid City officials to demand that charges be filed against the adults responsible.


Albert Bender: Stop glorification of Indian killer Andrew Jackson
Albert Bender: Stop glorification of Indian killer Andrew Jackson (January 28, 2015)

The seventh president of the United States is reviled by American Indians across the country.


Albert Bender: Indian fighter stole Cherokee Nation's land
Albert Bender: Indian fighter stole Cherokee Nation's land (November 10, 2014)

A fraudulent treaty resulted in the theft of land from the Cherokee Nation in present-day Tennessee.


Albert Bender: Obama must do more for jobs in Indian Country
Albert Bender: Obama must do more for jobs in Indian Country (September 23, 2014)

Citing efforts during the Great Depression, Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to do more to create jobs in Indian Country.


Albert Bender: Native people are victims of racist police hostility
Albert Bender: Native people are victims of racist police hostility (September 8, 2014)

Albert Bender says police brutality unites American Indians and African Americans.


Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (August 20, 2014)

Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.


Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants (August 18, 2014)

Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.


Albert Bender: Genocide continues unabated in South Dakota
Albert Bender: Genocide continues unabated in South Dakota (June 9, 2014)

Albert Bender says not much has changed in South Dakota with regard to the Indian Child Welfare Act and the treatment of Indian children.


Albert Bender: Cowboys and Indians unite to fight Keystone
Albert Bender: Cowboys and Indians unite to fight Keystone (April 24, 2014)

Albert Bender discusses the Cowboy Indian Alliance that was formed to stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.


Albert Bender: Help tribes in South Dakota with foster care
Albert Bender: Help tribes in South Dakota with foster care (January 31, 2014)

Albert Bender seeks support for a petition that calls on President Barack Obama to support tribal foster care programs in South Dakota.