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Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL
Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL (October 15, 2019)

Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Never count out the elderly ladies
Never count out the elderly ladies (October 15, 2019)

The closing of a thrift store in Sheridan, Wyoming, has turned out to be good news for the Northern Cheyenne people.


'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered
'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered (October 15, 2019)

Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.


Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' today and everyday
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' today and everyday (October 14, 2019)

As we honor the Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples' in the United States and North America, I ask, remember where you came from.


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj (October 3, 2019)

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.


National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes
National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (October 2, 2019)

The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.


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.


Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’
Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’ (September 26, 2019)

A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.


'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say
'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say (September 24, 2019)

The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.


Native women are paid only 57 percent of what White men make
Native women are paid only 57 percent of what White men make (September 23, 2019)

Today, we acknowledge the role that the wage gap plays in the many forms of centuries-long oppression of Native American Women.


Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way
Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way (September 20, 2019)

As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.


'Now is the time for truth, healing, and unity': Sarah Eagle Heart joins Women's March leadership
'Now is the time for truth, healing, and unity': Sarah Eagle Heart joins Women's March leadership (September 17, 2019)

Oglala Sioux citizen Sarah Eagle Heart plans to focus on #MMIW and elevate Indigenous issues as part of the Women's March board.


RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol
RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (September 17, 2019)

Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.


House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women
House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (September 13, 2019)

Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis (September 11, 2019)

What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.


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


YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (August 26, 2019)

Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


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.


Mallory Black: Emotional abuse is domestic violence and it's not our way
Mallory Black: Emotional abuse is domestic violence and it's not our way (August 6, 2019)

Domestic violence goes against our traditional ways as Native people.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down
'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down (August 5, 2019)

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land
Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land (July 23, 2019)

Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.


Clara Caufield: So just what do 'old' Indian ladies talk about?
Clara Caufield: So just what do 'old' Indian ladies talk about? (July 22, 2019)

For many Native Americans, growing old is not an option, but for those who do, it is a blessing.


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.


Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove
Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove (July 16, 2019)

Eleanor Spears Dove was a trailblazer for Native food and culture. She passed away just a couple of weeks before her 101st birthday.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own
Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own (July 15, 2019)

A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.


Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (July 10, 2019)

The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.


Nell Haynes: How indigenous women revolutionized Bolivian wrestling
Nell Haynes: How indigenous women revolutionized Bolivian wrestling (July 5, 2019)

By showcasing their Indigenous identity, the fighting cholitas of Bolivia have achieved more popularity than the men.


Tara Pretends Eagle Weber: History is repeating itself when it comes to genocide
Tara Pretends Eagle Weber: History is repeating itself when it comes to genocide (July 4, 2019)

I am a survivor of genocide, a direct descendent of Pretends Eagle, a documented survivor of The Battle at Little Bighorn.


Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Cyrus Ben wins election as chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (July 3, 2019)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new leader for the first time in nearly a decade.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian Country safety legislation
Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian Country safety legislation (June 18, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.


The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light
The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light (June 13, 2019)

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.


Andrew Woolford: Understanding genocide and the missing and murdered
Andrew Woolford: Understanding genocide and the missing and murdered (June 7, 2019)

One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys
Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys (June 5, 2019)

Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.


Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota
Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota (June 5, 2019)

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut (June 4, 2019)

Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue
Doug George-Kanentiio: Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue (June 3, 2019)

The current movement to outlaw abortion is perceived by the Iroquois as an attempt by men to control the birthing process and to return women to their former condition of servitude.


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.


Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work
Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work (May 30, 2019)

When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.


Indian Country Today: Addressing a terrible truth in tribal communities
Indian Country Today: Addressing a terrible truth in tribal communities (May 30, 2019)

What does traditional accountability look like in the modern world?


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies (May 30, 2019)

What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?


Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith
Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith (May 29, 2019)

Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.


Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints
Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints (May 29, 2019)

A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.


Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony
Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony (May 28, 2019)

Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Native Sun News Today: Native graduate inspires thousands with post
Native Sun News Today: Native graduate inspires thousands with post (May 20, 2019)

Chantelle Blue Arm almost didn't attend graduation ceremonies for her master's degree.


Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country
Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country (May 17, 2019)

America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women
Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women (May 8, 2019)

Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls (May 7, 2019)

The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.


Native Sun News Today: Artist honors Native nations with 'Dignity'
Native Sun News Today: Artist honors Native nations with 'Dignity' (May 3, 2019)

Dignity is fifty feet tall. Her moccasins are eight feet long. Her spirit is imperious and humble at the same time.