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Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary Mark Trahant: Native candidates face voters in Arizona primary (08/26)
The Arizona primary election is Tuesday and there are all sorts of implications for Indian Country.
Sarah Sunshine Manning: #NoDAPL movement awakens our people Sarah Sunshine Manning: #NoDAPL movement awakens our people (08/26)
What I immediately saw in the camps at Standing Rock was pure unity of humanity. Unity for Earth, and solidarity for life.
Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge (08/26)
Off the Rez Ramblings returns to the Rez during the Oglala Nation Fair and Rodeo and it was great to see many of my friends and family.
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe continues to get nothing done Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe continues to get nothing done (08/26)
It seems like nothing gets done throughout the entire council term except there is a lot of travel, a lot of bickering, and a lot of worthless meetings.
Winona LaDuke: Corporate interests come to destroy our mother Winona LaDuke: Corporate interests come to destroy our mother (08/26)
It’s 2016 and the weight of American corporate interests has come to the Missouri River, the Mother River.
Harold Monteau: Tribal lending industry facing major challenges Harold Monteau: Tribal lending industry facing major challenges (08/26)
The Tribal Lending Industry is now weathering a 'Perfect Storm' of Private Civil Litigation, CFPB enforcement actions and Criminal Indictments.
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (08/25)
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.
Dave Archambault: Why the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline Dave Archambault: Why the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline (08/25)
Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe explains why his people are standing up to the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation Dina Gilio-Whitaker: There's more than one path to reconciliation (08/25)
Forgiveness might be one path to acceptance, experts tell us, but it isn’t the only one.
Matthew Fletcher: The Supreme Court and Indian Child Welfare Act Matthew Fletcher: The Supreme Court and Indian Child Welfare Act (08/24)
The next justice likely will have to sift through zealous, emotional attacks on ICWA, Indian tribes and Indian people.
Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak (08/24)
In a situation where South Dakota could have taken the lead in building a bridge toward racial harmony, its leaders have chosen to whine.
Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand on Dakota Access Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand on Dakota Access (08/24)
It’s time Navajo Nation uses its powerful voice for indigenous solidarity, not oil prosperity.
Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribes Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribes (08/23)
More advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud Simon Moya-Smith: Hillary Clinton remains silent amid pipeline feud (08/23)
Hillary Clinton says she is committed to supporting Indian country. Well, now her commitment is being put to the test.
Brandon Ecoffey: The Horse Nations prepare for battle over pipeline Brandon Ecoffey: The Horse Nations prepare for battle over pipeline (08/23)
For many Americans the fact that the poorest people in the United States have promised to lay their lives down to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is a bewildering experience.
Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of domination Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of domination (08/23)
It only takes one break and a massive release of the hydrocarbons to poison sacred waters for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with toxicity.
Vi Waln: Our water system is being threatened by energy pipelines Vi Waln: Our water system is being threatened by energy pipelines (08/22)
As Children of the Earth, it is our duty to speak out and stand up for our elements, especially our Mni Wiconi.
Sen. Martin Heinrich: Return tribal property to their rightful owners Sen. Martin Heinrich: Return tribal property to their rightful owners (08/22)
Tribes across the nation have been unable to stop similar theft and sale of their priceless religious and cultural items in international markets.
Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system Marc Simmons: Tribes developed own trade and commerce system (08/22)
I am often surprised to find young people who assume that the wondrous supermarket has been around since the beginning of time.
Dallas Goldtooth: Tribes shut out of Dakota Access Pipeline process Dallas Goldtooth: Tribes shut out of Dakota Access Pipeline process (08/22)
The Corps has a long history of going against the wishes and health of tribal nations in favor of fossil fuel interests.
Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption is alive and well within the Oglala Sioux Tribe Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption is alive and well within the Oglala Sioux Tribe (08/22)
I will not be held down by the Oglala Sioux Tribe because I write for the Oyate, not for the Tribe.
Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing Mark Trahant: Pipeline fight highlights the power of political organizing (08/22)
My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River.
Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy (08/22)
Every time we confuse Indian sovereignty issues with civil rights issues, we not only miss the point of the Indian struggle, we actually advance the US policy of destroying Indian Nations.
Winona LaDuke: Bigger problems ahead for Dakota Access Pipeline Winona LaDuke: Bigger problems ahead for Dakota Access Pipeline (08/22)
The recent announcement of Enbridge's purchase of the Dakota Access Pipeline came as a surprise to most of us.
Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already there Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already there (08/19)
So it goes that some things that are thought lost are not really gone but are sitting there waiting for us to touch them.
Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the Lakota Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the Lakota (08/19)
One of the common lessons that older Lakota people talk about is our Lakota ways and how they belong to us.
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site (08/19)
Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (08/18)
Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (08/18)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota (08/17)
Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.
Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters (08/17)
The Government of Canada was to improve trust with indigenous people but it seems that contract has already been changed.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics (08/16)
The game must be restored along with the essential participation of its inventors -- the ancestors of the Iroquois Nationals.
Vi Waln: Without water there can be no life for the Lakota people Vi Waln: Without water there can be no life for the Lakota people (08/16)
There would be no life without water. Water is essential in Lakota ceremony. Water is medicine.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (08/16)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.

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