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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.


'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.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic (May 2, 2019)

Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.


Corrie Scott: Jody Wilson-Raybould comes from a long line of Indigenous truth-tellers
Corrie Scott: Jody Wilson-Raybould comes from a long line of Indigenous truth-tellers (April 30, 2019)

This is what a feminist looks like, Prime Minister Trudeau.


Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 25, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table (April 24, 2019)

Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country (April 24, 2019)

Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights (April 15, 2019)

'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.


Leader of Jicarilla Apache Nation stepped down after remarks about 'loose women'
Leader of Jicarilla Apache Nation stepped down after remarks about 'loose women' (April 12, 2019)

Levi Pesata resigned from the Jicarilla Apache Nation after appearing to make light of the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat
Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat (April 11, 2019)

Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.


Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA
Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA (April 8, 2019)

What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?


Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country
Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country (April 8, 2019)

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.


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.


Mallory Black: Sexual assault and sexual abuse go against our traditional ways
Mallory Black: Sexual assault and sexual abuse go against our traditional ways (April 4, 2019)

There is a strong connection between colonialism and sexual violence.


House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act
House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act (April 3, 2019)

Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.


Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City (April 3, 2019)

Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.


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.


New law and policy firm boasts majority ownership by Native women
New law and policy firm boasts majority ownership by Native women (April 2, 2019)

The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council
'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council (March 27, 2019)

Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.


'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty
'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty (March 25, 2019)

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium
National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium (March 21, 2019)

An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.


Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman
Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman (March 20, 2019)

The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.


'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act
'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act (March 18, 2019)

A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.


Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters
Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters (March 12, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.