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Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.

Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (June 2, 2016)
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics
Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison (May 9, 2016)
Does Indian identity rest solely on a legal spectrum or should its primary identification rest in social, cultural, racial, and linguistic forms?

Cedric Sunray: Two amazing athletes score successes at Haskell
Education | Sports
Cedric Sunray: Two amazing athletes score successes at Haskell (August 21, 2015)
The trek to Haskell Indian Nations University is one which countless Indigenous people have taken for many generations.

Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (February 17, 2015)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (February 16, 2015)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Cedric Sunray: Indian Country influenced by Old South attitudes
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Indian Country influenced by Old South attitudes (February 11, 2015)
The path to an education was nothing new to the many small Indian communities in the East and South who had been pushed far to the margins of American society.

Cedric Sunray: Violence against women cannot be trivialized
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Violence against women cannot be trivialized (November 6, 2014)
Violence against women has no place on the college campus.

Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment (October 22, 2014)
Solidarity requires other tribal members/citizens to disenroll themselves when others are disenrolled.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (October 20, 2014)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own (May 21, 2014)
Cedric Sunray says tribal organizations like the National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes should take a stand against unacceptable behavior among their own members.

Cedric Sunray: Jim Crowfeather alive and well in Indian Country
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Jim Crowfeather alive and well in Indian Country (December 9, 2013)
Cedric Sunray discusses how anti-Black racism in Indian Country has affected tribes seeking federal recognition.

Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians seek their day (November 18, 2013)
The MOWA Choctaw’s lack of federal recognition has relegated them to second class status within Indian Country.

 Cedric Sunray: Some history of  MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Some history of MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians (November 15, 2013)
The recent establishment of an electronic bingo hall and subsequent seizure of equipment on the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation near Mt. Vernon, Alabama has garnered local, regional and national press headlines.

Cedric Sunray: Judge tears Cherokee child from her father
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Judge tears Cherokee child from her father (November 12, 2013)
Cedric Sunray discusses the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Cedric Sunray: Haskell University must live up to   commitment
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Haskell University must live up to commitment (August 12, 2013)
Cedric Sunray expresses hope that Haskell Indian Nations University will live up to its commitment to educate all Indian students.

Cedric Sunray: How to fix a  broken federal recognition process
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: How to fix a broken federal recognition process (July 29, 2013)
Cedric Sunray discusses a Bureau of Indian Affairs proposal to reform the federal recognition process.

Cedric Sunray: Tornado of fatherlessness grips Indian Country
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tornado of fatherlessness grips Indian Country (June 7, 2013)
Cedric Sunray on fathers and families in Indian Country: For the last few days my wife’s heart has been heavy. Our loved ones residing in the area were spared the...

Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation places sovereignty at risk
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation places sovereignty at risk (May 16, 2013)
Disenrollment, Baby Veronica, and countless other issues all share the common denominator of being brought to the proverbial card table of contention by none other than the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Cedric Sunray: White House Indians keep  policy of segregation
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: White House Indians keep policy of segregation (December 5, 2012)
On November 28, I received a call from Charles Galbraith, the associate director for intergovernmental affairs at the White House, after numerous inquiries regarding the omission of historic tribes from...

Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect  unrecognized tribes too
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect unrecognized tribes too (November 8, 2012)
"In 2005, the Native American Times published an article I wrote titled “Similarities between tribes and the 9th Ward” which spoke to issues of neglect occurring against the residents of...

Cedric Sunray: Non-recognized tribes treated with 'disrespect'
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Non-recognized tribes treated with 'disrespect' (October 22, 2012)
"I recently read an article concerning the murder of a highly articulate, cultural young Indian woman who was attending the University of North Carolina when this horrific tragedy occurred. She...

Cedric Sunray: Amber Toppah is first woman to lead Kiowa Tribe
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Amber Toppah is first woman to lead Kiowa Tribe (September 5, 2012)
"This past month an Oklahoma Indian tribe made history in more ways than one. Traveling through Carnegie, Oklahoma is not unlike many excursions through rural, perceived impoverished, regions of America....

Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition (August 20, 2012)
"A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who felt they were being...

Cedric Sunray: Indian media out of reach for most of our youth
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Indian media out of reach for most of our youth (August 13, 2012)
"If you are more familiar with Native Peoples and This Week From Indian Country Today magazines than XXL or The Source, you may want to take a closer look. After...

Cedric Sunray: Three R's - Reservations, revisionism and rhetoric
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Three R's - Reservations, revisionism and rhetoric (July 9, 2012)
"“…the guys on the real reservations have no concern about federal recognition. They already have it.” As opposed to what, “fake” reservations? On June 28, this statement was e-mailed by...

Cedric Sunray:  The 'logic' of  what's in and    out  in Indian Country
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: The 'logic' of what's in and out in Indian Country (June 11, 2012)
"What and who are the “Ins and Outs” of Indian Country? Okay, so Elizabeth Warren is out as an Indian academic, but the 1/256 by blood folks I have worked...

Cedric Sunray: Racist tendencies common in too many tribes
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Racist tendencies common in too many tribes (May 11, 2012)
Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against members of North Tulsa’s Black community, once again bring to light the...

Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation  joins the disenrollment club
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation joins the disenrollment club (October 17, 2011)
"A few weeks ago, I read the following paragraph in an NPR article about the Cherokee Freedmen: “This is not a club; you can’t just claim to be Cherokee and...

Cedric Sunray: Tribal leaders   no strangers to sex controversies
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribal leaders no strangers to sex controversies (July 25, 2011)
"Infidelity is a gateway to the acceptance of female marginalization in indigenous society. Time after time we see relationships maintained with the men who dominate their lives after reports of...

Haskell University bars students from un-recognized tribes
Education | Federal Recognition
Haskell University bars students from un-recognized tribes (June 15, 2011)
Members of non-federally recognized tribes have attended Haskell Indian Nations University since the 1950s but a recent rule change blocks them from enrolling. “We here at Haskell can only accept...

Cedric Sunray: Playing the 'poor little Indian' in Abramoff scandal
Abramoff Scandal | Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Playing the 'poor little Indian' in Abramoff scandal (February 21, 2011)
The Abramoff slam fest continues with another article pushed out by the Associated Press and carried in last week’s Native American Times. This time Michael Scanlon is going down...

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