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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.'

Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (January 6, 2017)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars
Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (December 22, 2016)
This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.

Timothy Egan: Fake cowboys cheered while the real Indians suffer
Opinion
Timothy Egan: Fake cowboys cheered while the real Indians suffer (December 2, 2016)
'For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to keep an oil pipeline away from water that is a source of life for them.'

James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identity
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identity (November 30, 2016)
I have lived a Lakota life because I was forced to by circumstance.

Ruby Hansen Murray: Real Indians remain invisible to the media

Ruby Hansen Murray: Real Indians remain invisible to the media (November 29, 2016)
'As much as Americans love old-time Indians, the young men riding bareback are not glowing with cinematic potential, not picturesque enough to capture media coverage.'

Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (November 18, 2016)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'

Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site
Business | Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (November 14, 2016)
A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election
Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (November 10, 2016)
'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'

Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like?
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like? (October 25, 2016)
'Native people come in all shapes and sizes; and these days all skin tones.'

Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.

John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first?
Opinion | Politics
John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first? (October 21, 2016)
'We were mistreating indigenous people here long before the British brought slaves to the colonies.'

Robin Annette LaDue: The ugly truths of Republican Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Robin Annette LaDue: The ugly truths of Republican Donald Trump (October 10, 2016)
'In the juxtaposition of sexism, racism, misogyny, and brutality is the history of women in Indian Country and First Nations.'

Alex Jacobs: Big media continues to ignore indigenous interests
Politics
Alex Jacobs: Big media continues to ignore indigenous interests (October 3, 2016)
'For every person talking about #NoDAPL and #Standing Rock, nine are arguing over a 'rich' mixed-race second string quarterback, sitting at first, but now taking a knee, during the national anthem at the beginning of NFL games.'

Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warrior
Opinion
Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warrior (September 30, 2016)
I named my column Iyeska for a reason. Iyeska means mixed blood.

Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (September 23, 2016)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.

Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fight
Opinion
Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fight (September 19, 2016)
Powerful alliances of Native American nations and rural white neighbors have stopped major resource corporations from carrying out their plans, in a common defense of the same land and water they have historically fought over.

Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans
Opinion | Politics
Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans (September 12, 2016)
Currently America’s Native People are living in a time that’s granted them some prosperity despite a history of oppression.

Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizens
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizens (September 2, 2016)
The Bennett County Commissioners are blaming the large population of Oglala Sioux Tribal members and their trust land status for funding shortfalls.

Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues
Law | National
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues (August 31, 2016)
The Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation remain in limbo while the Freedmen of the Seminole Nation are still being denied certain services.

Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak
Opinion
Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak (August 24, 2016)
In a situation where South Dakota could have taken the lead in building a bridge toward racial harmony, its leaders have chosen to whine.

Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (August 18, 2016)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.

Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country
Law | National
Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country (August 15, 2016)
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.

Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute
Law | National
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (August 3, 2016)
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.

Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native women (August 3, 2016)
One of the first suffragists was a Native woman named Zitkala Sa, who was Dakota, like me. Yet her work is never mentioned in feminist conversation.

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