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Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day
Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day (October 15, 2019)

While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.


Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias
Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias (October 9, 2019)

A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.


Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems
Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems (October 7, 2019)

President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.


Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup
Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup (October 7, 2019)

Long before the first white settler ever set foot in the Northern Plains the Native Americans were sharing the land with their ancestral friend, the buffalo.


Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved
Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved (September 30, 2019)

A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.


How some North Americans claim a false Indigenous identity
How some North Americans claim a false Indigenous identity (September 26, 2019)

Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.


An apple is what grows on a tree
An apple is what grows on a tree (September 12, 2019)

There are no true traditionalists left in Indian Country to put it bluntly.


Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support
YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support (August 13, 2019)

When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.


Cronkite News: Trump administration sets execution date for Navajo inmate
Cronkite News: Trump administration sets execution date for Navajo inmate (July 26, 2019)

Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 17, 2019)

'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


James Giago Davies: Racism against our Indigenous relatives
James Giago Davies: Racism against our Indigenous relatives (July 15, 2019)

Even on my own reservation, ignorance about Hispanic culture abounds.


Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America
Native Sun News Today: The Indigenous 'immigrants' to America (July 12, 2019)

It can be argued that thousands of 'Native' peoples are being detained but there are no exact figures on the number of people being detained in the U.S.


The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi
The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi (July 10, 2019)

Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota (July 2, 2019)

I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.


Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate (July 1, 2019)

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'


'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts
'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts (June 26, 2019)

Businesses owned by fake 'Cherokee' entrepreneurs have landed more than $300 million in local, state and federal contracts.


Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: It's time for the United States to pay up
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: It's time for the United States to pay up (June 26, 2019)

A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral
Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral (June 21, 2019)

One by one, members of the community stepped up to the microphone at the City Council meeting, some trembling and angry.


Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter
Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter (June 18, 2019)

A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.


Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (June 5, 2019)

The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.


Anthony Guy Lopez: Colonial depictions of Native people must come down
Anthony Guy Lopez: Colonial depictions of Native people must come down (June 3, 2019)

Two statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, depict Native people in an unfavorable light, argues scholar Anthony Guy Lopez.


The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man
The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man (May 30, 2019)

Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.


Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress
Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress (May 22, 2019)

A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.


Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (May 16, 2019)

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?


Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case
Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case (May 14, 2019)

Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.


YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana
YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana (May 10, 2019)

'The monument was part of a larger effort to rewrite the history books,' said lawmaker Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field
'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field (May 3, 2019)

Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.


Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments'
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments' (May 1, 2019)

Community members are calling for the ouster of the interim chief executive officer and the clinical director of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.


YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women
YES! Magazine: 'All My Relations' podcast run by two Native women (April 30, 2019)

Launched in February, the show has covered indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, and DNA tests, among other topics.


Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting
Cronkite News: Convicted of racial profiling, Trump ally vows to keep fighting (April 30, 2019)

'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: I'm tired of the White American history of Manifest Destiny
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: I'm tired of the White American history of Manifest Destiny (April 29, 2019)

The incredible brutality of Euro-America law toward us is no longer tolerable.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving
Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving (April 11, 2019)

Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.


YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation (April 3, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.


The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples
The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples (April 3, 2019)

If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male (March 29, 2019)

As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.


Native Sun News Today: Community comes together to talk about Indian inmates
Native Sun News Today: Community comes together to talk about Indian inmates (March 20, 2019)

In South Dakota, 33 percent of the male prison population and 63 percent of the female prison population is Native American.


Doug Pibel: Even the conservatives on the Supreme Court can be swayed
Doug Pibel: Even the conservatives on the Supreme Court can be swayed (March 19, 2019)

The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.


Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court
Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court (March 19, 2019)

For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.


J.M. Opal: The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides
J.M. Opal: The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides (March 18, 2019)

Grim facts do not stop the 'blood and soil' nationalists of Donald Trump’s America from feeling victimized.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Bill John Baker: Stand strong and stand up for our Native children
Bill John Baker: Stand strong and stand up for our Native children (March 11, 2019)

Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.


'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers
'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers (March 5, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man
Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man (March 1, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


Yancy Lael: The system continues to protect White men
Yancy Lael: The system continues to protect White men (February 21, 2019)

The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president (February 18, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.


Steven Newcomb: We the people of the dominated Native nations
Steven Newcomb: We the people of the dominated Native nations (February 11, 2019)

Native nations need a path to liberate themselves from the U.S.’s claim of a right of oppression over them.


Cindy McCain apologizes after police refute claim of human trafficking
Cindy McCain apologizes after police refute claim of human trafficking (February 11, 2019)

Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: South Dakotans love their Indians
Native Sun News Today Editorial: South Dakotans love their Indians (February 8, 2019)

South Dakota has to be the kindest, most thoughtful state when it comes to the treatment of its American Indian prison population.