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A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.
The Supreme Court is about to decide a major treaty rights case, potentially overturning a victory secured by 21 tribes. How did Indian Country get here?
'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'
Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.
The first step to getting to a lasting peace is by bringing the focus back to the check.
The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.
Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.
Gyasi Ross asks: 'How much is a genocide worth?'
Like most actions that harm Native people, the release of tens of thousands of farmed salmon was no accident, Gyasi Ross writes in his last piece on Indian Country Media Network.
Dick Gregory was a warrior who sacrificed powerfully for Native people, Nancy Shippentower of the Puyallup Tribe writes in a letter shared on Indian Country Media Network.
Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'
All the basic scientific thoughts are metaphorically represented in most Native stories of creation and origin, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, is visiting Native communities. Is that good? Gyasi Ross has more on Indian Country Media Network.
We do not have to carry the United States’ burden for being disgusting, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.
There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Take the time to consciously protect who you have always been.
A discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle, an amazing and inspiring woman, mentor, teacher and hellraiser.
Native American DNC members converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair.
Crispus Attucks is about combined Native and black lineages that resisted, suffered and caused a revolution.
The Thing About Skins on the Pros and Cons of the Obama Administration.
'We can’t just stash our cash under a pile of Pendleton and Pendleton-ish blankets, can we?'
Matt Remle of Last Real Indians and Gyasi Ross of Indian Country Today offer a guide to divesting from the financial institutions that made the Dakota Access Pipeline a reality.
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.
'Put bluntly, we will not make any positive strides during the Trump Administration.'
'What is certain is that all of this is Native land and we need to protect it.'
'Native women are out here with the knowledge that we are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual assault.'
'I got out here and I got in touch with the bigger picture—that you’re out here for everyone.'
Alayna Eagle Shield shares her experience in starting the school at the #NoDAPL encampment in North Dakota.
Hillary Clinton should answer why she feels Native people do not deserve an answer on this topic.
'President Obama cannot sacrifice eight years of hard work.'
Every day this thing is not being built is winning.
Based upon the evidence (as opposed to optimism or good feelings), America does not seem to fully accept Natives as real-life human beings.
Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
It may be time to look to the original people of this continent for some answers.
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love
We need Native politicians. We need Native lawyers. But we also desperately need hell raisers.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group.
If Bernie does not win the nomination I would be in a battleground state working, except it will be for Hillary.
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)
It’s easy to hurt other Natives when we don’t think much of Native people generally.
I don’t have any quick solutions; I do know that the answers are within our communities and us.
See, Hillary Clinton STILL has not shown one bit of investment into Indian Country (other than a conference call that probably cost two dollars)—no outreach people to Indian Country, no ads committed to Native people, no visits to Indian Country.
It’s time to recognize the ability of Indigenous women to restore the balance to not only our communities, but to all people; in fact, it’s long overdue.
Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.
The author and attorney said none of the presidential candidates, Republican or Democrat, should take the Native vote for granted.
Make no mistake about it, in presidential elections Native people are an afterthought.
Make no mistake: there are folks and institutions that profit when people of color fight each other.
The treatment of Natives foretold how black folks would be treated.
The only time we’re not helpless in these movies is when we’re dead and a white man is learning a lesson from beyond our graves.
When I hear these silly and hairy militia men in Oregon talk about the government taking 'their land,' my first thought is 'take a number.'
Donald Trump isn’t all that popular amongst my Native brethren.
The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.
As a matter of historical record, different Native groups adapted their positions and policies based upon changing circumstances and relationships with the European immigrants.
In the days since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a mix of reactions.
Our generation faces life and death circumstances and an epidemic, except sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’re doing as much about it as we could.
The Republican effort to shut down Planned Parenthood speaks profoundly about its relationship with Native women.
It was undoubtedly a tragedy. But September 11th wasn’t a surprise, at least not for Native people and many people of color.
Two weeks after his administration granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, President Obama threw a bit of a bone to Native people.
Since reservations won’t be drug-free, the tribe may as well make the money for the sale? Something like that.