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Opinion: David Salmon left legacy for youth (December 24, 2007)

"The Rev. Chief David Salmon, who died on Oct. 11 in his house at Chalkytsik, was devoted to teaching the importance of values in the Athabascan culture to younger generations. First Traditional Chief Salmon lived out the values of...

Opinion: Let Chippewa decide on 'Sioux' too (December 24, 2007)

"UND essentially sold its soul. In accepting the money to build and maintain Ralph Engelstad Arena, UND declared money was more important than principle. The issue of the logo already had been raised many times before the deal went...

Column: Westerman was the music of a movement (December 24, 2007)

"Every Indian's friend Floyd Westerman was set free in the early morning hours of Dec. 13, 2007. He began his journey as he wished, disconnected from tubes and regulators and breathing apparatuses. His son Richard had the honor of...

Column: Minnesota baptized in Indian blood (December 24, 2007)

"This isn't an ancient story. It is the story of Minnesota's original sin. And as we prepare for next year's 150th anniversary of statehood, we should remember history is a living and often painful thing. Some Minnesotans already are...

Opinion: Honor in 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (December 24, 2007)

" I myself am honored that a university has a nickname that addresses the Sioux as fighters. For many centuries, that is exactly what we were - fighters. Now, it looks like we are in for another fight. For...

Yellow Bird: Russell Means makes a point (December 24, 2007)

"A group of Lakota Indians notified the State Department in Washington this week that, in the words of activist Russell Means, “We are no longer citizens of the United States of America, and all those who live in the...