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Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah
National
Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah (October 13, 2017)
The United States Board on Geographic Names has adopted a new name for 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah.

YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence
National
YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence (October 6, 2017)
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and commit the most violence.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality
Health | National
Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)
Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing
Law | National
Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing (September 7, 2017)
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves, Jenni Monet writes on YES! Magazine.

Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race
Opinion
Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race (September 7, 2017)
As the Cherokee Freedmen celebrate a long-overdue court victory, Alaina Roberts reflects on the struggle over blood and belonging in tribal communities.

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Opinion
Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)
The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president
Opinion | Politics
Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president (August 30, 2017)
Donald Trump does care about Indian country, just not in the way we would hope, Adrian Jawort writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)
In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery
National | Politics
Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery (August 23, 2017)
A fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is drawing attention on social media and in news outlets for his bizarre and unfounded claims about the origins of slavery in America.

Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore (August 22, 2017)
Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

Tiffany Midge: Presenting some options for those pretending to be indigenous
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Presenting some options for those pretending to be indigenous (August 21, 2017)
Tiffany Midge introduces Hoodwink Identities on Indian Country Media Network. It's a humorous but all-too familiar way to pretend to be Native.

New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project
National
New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)
As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race
Opinion
Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race (August 15, 2017)
There is class warfare, but it is only visible when the working class fights back, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council
Business | National | Politics
President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)
President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally
Law | National
Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally (August 4, 2017)
The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe
Education | Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)
The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.

Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry
Opinion
Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry (August 1, 2017)
The right to monetize a tribal name is a collective right, not an individual one, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (July 24, 2017)
A conservative group with a history of attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act is back at it, advancing a faulty premise in a petition to the nation's highest court.

Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee'
Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee' (July 11, 2017)
To steal relatives and cultures disrespects the people you come from as much as it disrespects the people you exploit for profit, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background
Education | National
Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)
A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)
The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border
Canada | Opinion
Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border (July 5, 2017)
Being recently detained at the US and Canada border served as a reminder of how hard it can be to be Native, Dorothy Grant writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)
The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Law | National
Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)
A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
Opinion
Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)
The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again'
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again' (June 5, 2017)
If Donald Trump is following the German Nationalists’ playbook he will be presiding over an ethnic cleansing war soon, writes Harold Monteau in Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
National | Politics
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)
President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.

Tiffany Midge: A handy quiz for brown girls in non-brown situations
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: A handy quiz for brown girls in non-brown situations (May 30, 2017)
Feeling anxious, paranoid or alone? Take Tiffany Midge's handy brown girl quiz to see how grounded you really are.

Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history (May 22, 2017)
Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

Tiffany Midge: A response to winning the cultural appropriation prize
Canada | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: A response to winning the cultural appropriation prize (May 22, 2017)
Hal Niedzviecki is the winner of the Flaming Bag of Poo Prize for Best D-Bag Move by an Editor Propagating Appropriation and Racism

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabated
Law | Opinion
Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Red and Black people rages unabated (May 18, 2017)
We don’t know who will be the next victim, but what we do know is that there will be more victims.

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)
The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.

Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
National | Politics
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.

Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots
Opinion
Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots (May 1, 2017)
25 years later, one Native guardsmen at the epicenter of the LA Riots recalls how a tribal sense of community helped settle the unrest

Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition
Canada | Opinion
Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition (April 24, 2017)
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.

Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian (April 24, 2017)
Debating Native identity is a no-win for indigenous peoples as it rarely leads to harmony.

Tiffany Midge: I knew Rachel Dolezal back when she was indigenous
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: I knew Rachel Dolezal back when she was indigenous (April 17, 2017)
Rachel Dolezal, also known as Ms. Faith Eagle Nebula, donned her pretendian regalia for an interesting interview to say the least.

Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (April 10, 2017)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.

Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue (March 24, 2017)
The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
Law | National | Politics
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect (March 7, 2017)
The Wilson boys knew how to get along with Lakota people from Red Shirt to Oglala.

Harold Monteau: Trump administration carries out plan to maintain white rule
Opinion
Harold Monteau: Trump administration carries out plan to maintain white rule (March 6, 2017)
A checklist of how maintaining white minority rule can be achieved.

Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground
Opinion
Kyle Mays: Indigenous and African people can find common ground (February 27, 2017)
Don’t use the idea of indigenous genocide to construct your liberation, let’s work together.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in America (February 24, 2017)
America's newcomers built a nation based on hoarding wealth via violence and telling others how they should live.

Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistance
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistance (February 16, 2017)
Crispus Attucks is about combined Native and black lineages that resisted, suffered and caused a revolution.

Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump (January 31, 2017)
Good things are happening in response to the incoming administration.

Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous frauds
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous frauds (January 27, 2017)
Speaking out about dubious claims of Native heritage is a necessary part of healing.

Tiffany Midge: Pretendians disguise themselves in many different ways
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Pretendians disguise themselves in many different ways (January 27, 2017)
A satirical look at pretendians in art and academia.

Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community
Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'

Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (January 10, 2017)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'

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