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Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys Arne Vainio: A mother's gift carried me through many life journeys (05/26)
My stethoscope is broken. The upper part where the ear pieces go into the tubing separated and I can’t find any way to fix it.
Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name Jacqueline Keeler: Shameful and skewed poll on racist NFL name (05/26)
Given that I have 50 first cousins who are enrolled in the Navajo and Yankton Dakota Sioux Nations, none of whom likes the team name, I found the results to be curious.
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities (05/26)
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home (05/26)
The children who were sent away long ago, only to die in an unfamiliar place far away from their families, are coming home.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home (05/26)
Although alcohol is illegal on our homeland, laws are minimal and punishment is lackadaisical.
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon (05/25)
To me it’s cool that Tawna Sanchez will represent Portland neighborhoods in the Oregon Legislature.
John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way (05/25)
Disenrollment is fueled by greed—pure and simple.
Editorial: Tribes must come up with plan for return of Black Hills Editorial: Tribes must come up with plan for return of Black Hills (05/25)
Are we going to continue on the path of separation and disunity when it comes to one of the most important issues ever to face us?
Brandon Ecoffey: Lakota people come together in times of need Brandon Ecoffey: Lakota people come together in times of need (05/25)
For the last two weeks our entire community has been engulfed in worry as we were forced to contemplate what may or may not have happened to the three men who went missing since May 7.
Adrian Jawort: Addressing race relations and healing in Montana Adrian Jawort: Addressing race relations and healing in Montana (05/25)
For Native Americans, indeed we must never forget our ancestors’ struggles and sacrifices so we could be here today.
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (05/24)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (05/24)
Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.
Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot Billy Mills: Flawed poll can't justify use of team's racist mascot (05/24)
Flawed polls cannot erase the overwhelming outcry from Native American communities.
Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men (05/24)
To see so many of our people willing to show caring and compassion for these families is uncommon in this day and age.
Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism Richard King: Mascot poll reflects pervasive anti-Indian racism (05/24)
The recent survey by the Washington Post is a big deal. It affirms the pervasiveness of anti-Indian racism today.
Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free (05/23)
The first time I met with U.S. prisoner Leonard Peltier, he was planning his funeral.
Benjamin Madley: Acknowledge the genocide of California tribes Benjamin Madley: Acknowledge the genocide of California tribes (05/23)
It is not an exaggeration to say that California legislators also established a state-sponsored killing machine.
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Hold tribal leaders accountable for schools Naomi Schaefer Riley: Hold tribal leaders accountable for schools (05/23)
What is needed? Holding tribal leaders accountable.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (05/23)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.
Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (05/23)
Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.
Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices Vincent Schilling: Mascot poll doesn't reflect true Indian voices (05/23)
In my career of approximately 12 years as a journalist, book author, speaker, author and now as Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wow’s editor for Indian Country Today Media Network, I am constantly hearing the voices in Indian Country.
Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (05/23)
Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae (05/23)
When two young men were bullied into becoming accomplices to murder, did they realize they would become scapegoats in a much larger scheme to frame the leaders of the American Indian Movement in a vendetta for unrequited love?
Delphine Red Shirt: It's our duty to teach the Lakota language Delphine Red Shirt: It's our duty to teach the Lakota language (05/23)
At home, I heard distinctly Lakota sounds, most of my life, though my years in high school.
Tim Giago: Some good old days really were the 'good old days' Tim Giago: Some good old days really were the 'good old days' (05/23)
It was around midnight when I heard the knock on my office door at the old Lakota Times office on the Main Street in Pine Ridge Village in 1981.
Roger Birdbear: Obamacare can aid woes at Indian Health Service Roger Birdbear: Obamacare can aid woes at Indian Health Service (05/23)
Perhaps the notion that American Indians should have separate health care will go by the wayside as healthcare and access to it improves for everyone.
Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination (05/23)
A claimed right of domination imposed on all our Original Free Nations in the past continues to be perpetuated and maintained against our Nations and Peoples today by international state governments such as Canada and the United States, and many others.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (05/23)
While the United States Indian Policy swings over 200 or so years has varied from 'wars of conquest and submission' to the current 'Self-determination and Self-governance' the central theme of 'assimilation' persists to this day.
Clara Caufield: Off to a new adventure in the Montana mountains Clara Caufield: Off to a new adventure in the Montana mountains (05/20)
Well, it’s been quite an adventure, for five years and ten months, first creating and then running A Cheyenne Voice newspaper, mostly a one-person undertaking.
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (05/19)
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values (05/19)
At the age of 85, I join my 28-year-old grandson who helped me draft this op-ed, in support of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse (05/19)
The game of lacrosse is not simply an ancient game, but it is a sacred/spiritual or medicinal game.
Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump (05/18)
So what is a Republican candidate for Congress to do? Support Donald Trump and some of his nonsensical policies?
Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota (05/18)
The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories (05/18)
The Native people from this region were removed to reservations, and became an invisible population in Oregon for more than 100 years.

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