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All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle was a well-respected member of the Indigenous community in Tennessee's capital city.
A father and son who were targeted by U.S. immigration agents managed to escape with the help of their neighbors.
The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'
Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.
The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?
Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.
The mocking harassment of a Native elder by Catholic high school students has sparked national and international outrage.
Cyntoia Brown is finally going free after spending half of her life behind bars.
Cyntoia Brown has spent half of her life in prison for killing a man when she was 16 years old.
The brutal murder of Amanda Webster emphasizes the plight of Indigenous women throughout the country.
Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.
Donald Trump, like other tyrannical despots before him, is gambling to see how much the world and the country will tolerate.
Donald Trump’s inhuman campaign at the border amounts to a war against the Native people of this hemisphere.
Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.
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.
Native Americans are incarcerated at a rate of 38 percent higher than the national average.
The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
The forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands is a shameful and indelible scar on the body politic of this country.
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.
On October 5, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, took the momentous step of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline open is a flagrant departure from long established legal procedures.
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.
We don’t know who will be the next victim, but what we do know is that there will be more victims.
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?
For this epic clash to be won — and it can be won — there have to be massive demonstrations across the country.
In this case it seems that Donald Trump is taking a page out of Andrew Jackson’s playbook.
Nashville City Council passes resolution in support of Standing Rock Sioux opposition to pipeline.
'War crimes are being committed against Native Americans by the Morton County Sheriff’s department in North Dakota.'
'The recent oil spill in the South proves again the veracity of what was said in the protector encampments at Standing Rock.'
We are determined to maintain the camp until victory is ours. History is being made.
Who should be considered credible? Border town police who have a reputation for wantonly abusing and killing Native people?
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.
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.
There at least 150 unratified treaties, which means that millions of acres are just waiting to be reclaimed by the tribes.
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.
Another dauntless advocate of American Indian activism has walked on with the passing of Native rights stalwart John Trudell.
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.
In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.
The police knew from the outset the identities of the alleged assailants and after weeks of investigation came forth with only one culprit.
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.
The seventh president of the United States is reviled by American Indians across the country.
A fraudulent treaty resulted in the theft of land from the Cherokee Nation in present-day Tennessee.
Citing efforts during the Great Depression, Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to do more to create jobs in Indian Country.
Albert Bender says police brutality unites American Indians and African Americans.
Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.
Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.
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 discusses the Cowboy Indian Alliance that was formed to stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Albert Bender seeks support for a petition that calls on President Barack Obama to support tribal foster care programs in South Dakota.