Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.

Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American (June 11, 2018)

When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people (June 6, 2018)

There is a mass murder and 'removal' we do not talk about: the millions of indigenous peoples who were wiped out after the passing of genocidal laws.

Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights (June 6, 2018)

The Supreme Court is about to decide a major treaty rights case, potentially overturning a victory secured by 21 tribes. How did Indian Country get here?

'We have always been a very proud people': Dave Flute on tribes and treaties (June 5, 2018)

We have endured hundreds of years of foreign people and foreign governments imposing themselves on our way of life.

Veldon Coburn: Indigenous students once again go missing in the class of 2018 (June 5, 2018)

As convocation ceremonies roll out across the country with few Indigenous folks in the class of 2018, we should not be surprised.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Western Native Voice: Restoring hope one Native voter at a time (June 5, 2018)

Please help us make voting our new tradition in Indian Country.

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties (June 4, 2018)

The treaties are not the problem. The problem is the United States has never honored any treaty with an Indian nation.

Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride (June 1, 2018)

Each summer, a group of young Cherokees team up and retrace on bicycle the Trail of Tears, our ancestors' removal route from our homelands in the east.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language (June 1, 2018)

We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands (May 31, 2018)

Are we ever going to have that community 'conversation' about how certain entities 'divvy' up land that doesn’t belong to them?

Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it (May 29, 2018)

I would much rather work towards a future where We the People finally means All the People.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads in right direction with constitution (May 29, 2018)

A task force drafting a new constitution for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is led by a group of ladies who are well versed in key governance issues.

Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support (May 25, 2018)

Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people always give thanks to the stars (May 25, 2018)

There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture (May 24, 2018)

From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.

Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners (May 23, 2018)

When people see Southern history in black and white, where are American Indians? A Lumbee citizen asks a key question.

Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common (May 22, 2018)

Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.

Scrambled Eggs: How the Trump team is mixing up the Bureau of Indian Affairs (May 22, 2018)

Still wondering about that reorganization? A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official explains it.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests (May 21, 2018)

The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children (May 21, 2018)

Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.

James Giago Davies: One of these days we are going to actually read the book (May 18, 2018)

In every Wasicu church, and on every reservation, are holy men who can’t even tell you what caused the sky to be blue or thunder to crackle

Ivan Star Comes Out: Keeping Indian Country oppressed seems be the norm today (May 17, 2018)

We are blindly forging ahead when we should be learning our history from the inside out.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power (May 16, 2018)

Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop 'settlement' victimizes Natives all over again (May 14, 2018)

Canadians are being royally hosed with the proposed Sixties Scoop 'settlement' which once again exploits Natives and enriches lawyers.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images (May 11, 2018)

Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.

Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too (May 11, 2018)

Many of us have heard that question -- What are you? Dana Hedgpeth, a Washington Post reporter, shares her experience as a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.

James Giago Davies: Just when did we become a state of cowboy hats? (May 11, 2018)

Why is it that when men stopped wearing hats back in the late 1960s, they didn’t also stop wearing cowboy hats?

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Lakota people would love to see another racist on Mount Rushmore (May 9, 2018)

Let's put Donald Trump's face on Mount Rushmore and call it Mount Trumpmore.

Arne Vainio: Sharing our stories with 'In the Spirit of Medicine' (May 9, 2018)

KUMD in Minnesota has asked me to read my stories. The first segment goes on the air on Monday, May 14.

James Giago Davies: All I knew were Lakota alcoholics and it hardened my heart (May 8, 2018)

My first experience with Lakota alcoholism came in the dark of a winter’s night.