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Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood (11/28)
'When anti-Indigenous politicians stir up non-Indigenous hate and anger, Indigenous leaders must respond with strong alternative views.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Americans wake up to their racist nation Terese Marie Mailhot: Americans wake up to their racist nation (11/28)
'White people are asking other white people how they can fix this problem.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock (11/23)
Our Iroquois people have decades of experience living through political and social crisis whether in stand offs with the police or organizing protests on a national and local scale.
Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing Rock Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing Rock (11/23)
Easter Sunday was in March this year and there was a light snow falling as I left the house with as many water bottles as I could carry.
Editorial: A 'shameful and bloody' use of force at Standing Rock Editorial: A 'shameful and bloody' use of force at Standing Rock (11/23)
'American Indians have seen this sort of drama unfold for centuries — native demands meeting brute force against a backdrop of folly — in this case, the pursuit of fossil fuels at a time of sagging oil demand and global climatic peril.'
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column (11/23)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will still be writing in the Lakota language but is announcing a change in focus.
Tiffany Midge: Well it's all come down to Thanksgiving and Trump Tiffany Midge: Well it's all come down to Thanksgiving and Trump (11/23)
'When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of people like Trump—Trump is the personification of imperialism, a fat taker, he puts the colon in colonialism, and worse.'
Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers (11/23)
If President Obama, a proven friend of the Indian nations, won’t do anything, will these peaceful demonstrators – these selfless protectors of Mother Earth – be fired upon with weapons far more devastating than Hotchkiss Cannons that tore apart bodies of those killed at Wounded Knee in 1890?
Terry Anderson: Donald Trump can grant energy 'freedom' to Indian Country Terry Anderson: Donald Trump can grant energy 'freedom' to Indian Country (11/22)
'Considering the fact that tribes have an estimated $1.5 trillion in energy resources, President Trump should start by promoting more tribal authority over those resources.'
Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation lands Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation lands (11/22)
'With Blackfeet leaders in ceremonial headdress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell canceled 15 energy exploration leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.'
CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (11/22)
This week we wrap up our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.
Zoltan Grossman: America shows its true colors with Donald Trump's win Zoltan Grossman: America shows its true colors with Donald Trump's win (11/22)
'Donald Trump is a special threat, particularly to Native sovereignty given his attacks on tribal gaming since 1993.'
Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong Chip Colwell: How the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review went wrong (11/21)
Because consultation broke down and so little of the pipeline has received tribal survey, we must wonder how much has been missed.
Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Funding Indian health in the era of Donald Trump (11/21)
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell (11/21)
'Elouise Cobell’s work inspired this nation to do better by its first Americans.'
Tom Goldtooth and Annie Leonard: President Barack Obama can stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Tom Goldtooth and Annie Leonard: President Barack Obama can stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (11/21)
With Donald Trump’s presidency on the horizon, it is now more important than ever for President Obama to stop the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline.
Vi Waln: Water protection walk urges forgiveness amid #NoDAPL crackdown Vi Waln: Water protection walk urges forgiveness amid #NoDAPL crackdown (11/21)
Taxpayers from several states, including South Dakota, are the financial sponsors for their police officers to join Morton County’s army.
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (11/21)
Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.
Tracy Rector: Dakota Access Pipeline threatens our mother earth Tracy Rector: Dakota Access Pipeline threatens our mother earth (11/21)
'Warriors on the front lines are standing for land and life, not only for the sacred water here, but for water across the globe.'
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabus Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabus (11/21)
'The battle at Standing Rock to defend Native lands and waters offers a great opportunity for teachers in a range of disciplines.'
Lynn Armitage: Indian Country must give Donald Trump a chance Lynn Armitage: Indian Country must give Donald Trump a chance (11/21)
'I have heard that many Natives, as well, are worried and in despair over a Donald Trump presidency.'
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (11/21)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.
Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Mark Trahant: Time is on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (11/18)
A week ago, I was pessimistic about the Dakota Access pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s attempt to block its construction on treaty lands near the reservation.
James Giago Davies: Expect more of the same with Donald Trump James Giago Davies: Expect more of the same with Donald Trump (11/18)
Donald Trump isn’t necessarily a bad guy, and he accurately reflects the nature and priorities of the majority of the electorate.
Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office (11/18)
Our generation was the first to grasp the power of social media as it it came to fruition during our high school and college years.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (11/18)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'
Steffani Cochran: #NoDAPL water protectors need legal services Steffani Cochran: #NoDAPL water protectors need legal services (11/18)
'Our support is greatly needed, and there are things we can and must do from within Indian country.'
Harold Frazier: Take action now to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Harold Frazier: Take action now to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (11/17)
This pipeline jeopardizes the health of our people, the very existence of our sacred lands and waters, and directly violates the United States’ solemn treaty obligations to the Great Sioux Nation
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (11/17)
Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Keep Sarah Palin far away from Bureau of Indian Affairs Native Sun News Today Editorial: Keep Sarah Palin far away from Bureau of Indian Affairs (11/17)
What is the most horrifying of all; there is a strong possibility that Donald Trump will appoint Sarah Palin as the Secretary of the Interior.
Michelle LaPena: Lessons from the movement at Standing Rock Michelle LaPena: Lessons from the movement at Standing Rock (11/17)
'There comes a time when history begins to repeat itself.'
Gabe Galanda: Every tribe should be troubled by disenrollments Gabe Galanda: Every tribe should be troubled by disenrollments (11/17)
'The disenrollment club is one club you don’t want your tribe to join.'
Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country (11/17)
'Put bluntly, we will not make any positive strides during the Trump Administration.'
Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota officers abuse water protectors Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota officers abuse water protectors (11/16)
Now that South Dakota Highway Patrolmen have been caught on camera assaulting and abusing water protectors it is time for Gov. Daugaard to bring them back.
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline violates treaty rights Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline violates treaty rights (11/16)
'The United States has no right to unilaterally alter or cancel the 1851 Fort Laramie treaty by congressional legislation.'

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