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Opinion: Eastern Cherokee leaders kick reporter out of meeting Opinion: Eastern Cherokee leaders kick reporter out of meeting (07/30)
This is the second time in the last seven months the Tribal Council, under the leadership of Chairwoman Terri Henry, has decided to exclude the media.
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about (07/30)
Most of the recent headlines about indigenous Americans have had to do with a certain D.C. football team, or a surpassingly dumb Adam Sandler movie.
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Native mother left to die in a jail cell Sarah Sunshine Manning: Native mother left to die in a jail cell (07/30)
On July 6, 24-year-old Sarah Lee Circle Bear of Clairmont, South Dakota, was found unconscious in a holding cell in Brown County Jail.
Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat (07/30)
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.
James Giago Davies: Don't judge anyone's depth of Lakotaness James Giago Davies: Don't judge anyone's depth of Lakotaness (07/30)
One thing there has never been is a shortage of heap big spiritual chiefs, deciding for the rest of us what is holy and proper; deciding what is sacred for other men.
Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis (07/30)
Pope Francis seems aware of the unsustainability—or at least unacceptability—of regimes based on the pattern of Christian domination.
Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel (07/29)
We may never be the Fighting Sioux again, but most UND alumni, students, fans and people from around the entire state feel we must honor the Sioux people for their past gift and include them in picking a new name.
Column: Northern Cheyenne Tribe took a final stand in Oklahoma Column: Northern Cheyenne Tribe took a final stand in Oklahoma (07/29)
Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf had led a band of Northern Cheyenne off the reservation in an attempt to return to their original lands in Montana and Wyoming.
Ivan Star: It's up to all of us to keep the Lakota language alive Ivan Star: It's up to all of us to keep the Lakota language alive (07/29)
Lakota language is no longer a primary means of communication here in Oglala country.
Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of it Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of it (07/29)
As many who have read my columns over the years know, I am a so-called Iyeska – a mixed-blood product of a Lakota mother and white father.
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (07/28)
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican (07/28)
Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.
Steve Russell: The hypocrisy of race and Cherokee citizenship Steve Russell: The hypocrisy of race and Cherokee citizenship (07/28)
One of the whitest Indian nations by blood is now litigating to expel its black citizens, many of whom have more Cherokee blood than the white citizens so eager to see them expelled.
Terese Marie Mailhot: I was raised to be angry at White women Terese Marie Mailhot: I was raised to be angry at White women (07/28)
Yes, white women have it easier, but they’re not the problem.
Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes (07/27)
President Andrew Jackson would have loved Gov. Chris Christie.
Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues (07/27)
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.
Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City (07/27)
Much of the tension that exists between law enforcement and minority communities is based in the truth that the laws that are enforced in minority communities are not only different but also enforced differently.
Carly McIntosh: Native name brings me closer to Mother Earth Carly McIntosh: Native name brings me closer to Mother Earth (07/27)
Being placed in between two native elders, I was close to being given my own traditional spirit name.
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (07/27)
It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.
Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska (07/24)
The continuation of the State of Alaska’s response to the public safety vacuum in rural and remote Alaska is literally a matter of life and death.
Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance (07/24)
Because there are no established rules of procedure, tribal members can become victimized by their leadership
Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (07/24)
If the Lenni-Lenape are in limbo, end any doubt with legislation recognizing them.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work (07/24)
Cherokee Nation was the only tribal government to join 32 other state governments in receiving the DOL’s Jobs Driven National Emergency Grant funding.
E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site (07/24)
This is more or less what representatives of the United States government say every time they are doing something to land that native people believe to be holy.
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood (07/24)
I am not less Indian than an Indian because I have Wasicu blood, and I am not less Wasicu than a Wasicu because I have Indian blood.
George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate (07/24)
We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.
Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country (07/23)
I wanted to underscore by concern about the growing interest to use pot as a cash crop as part of some Native Nation's emerging strategy for economic growth and opportunity.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity (07/23)
Our children deserve to have people of integrity elected to the governing body of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Let’s not disappoint them.
Native Sun News Editorial: No honor in being called 'Redskin' Native Sun News Editorial: No honor in being called 'Redskin' (07/23)
In 1982, a column in the Lakota Times by Editor Tim Giago first addressed the issue of using American Indians as mascots for America’s fun and games.
Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes (07/23)
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.
Donna Ennis: It's time to take back our cultural sovereignty Donna Ennis: It's time to take back our cultural sovereignty (07/23)
To the degree that a tribal nation loses its sense of cultural identity equates a loss of sovereignty.
Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economies Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economies (07/22)
Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.
Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our people Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our people (07/22)
Honestly, growing up Native is sometimes really hard, because sometimes it seems like not many people understand our ways or sometimes because it seems like there’s only a few of us.
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.
Julianne Jennings: Confederate flag brings back racial trauma Julianne Jennings: Confederate flag brings back racial trauma (07/20)
The Confederate flag quickly became the symbol of white privilege and segregation, the oppression of Black people and the fight by Southern states to preserve slavery.

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