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Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws (04/29)
It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives on Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives on (04/29)
When will we realize that our language, culture, history, spirituality, and our identity or cultural distinctiveness can lift our youth out this quagmire?
Harlan McKosato: White privilege drives Donald Trump's fanbase Harlan McKosato: White privilege drives Donald Trump's fanbase (04/29)
The unspoken mantra among many white people is they long for the days when they, and only they, ruled the roost.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot (04/28)
One of Donald Trump’s five principal foreign policy advisors was counsel in a lawsuit to prevent the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking over a dam on tribal land, formerly known as Kerr Dam and now called Salish-Kootenai Dam.
Editorial: Native Sun News endorses Hillary Clinton for president Editorial: Native Sun News endorses Hillary Clinton for president (04/28)
There is so much baloney flying around out there about Hillary Clinton that we want to set the record straight.
Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup (04/28)
No President or politician has ever done anything good or positive for the poor people of Honduras.
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (04/27)
Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.
John Thune: Tribal citizens suffer at hands of Indian Health Service John Thune: Tribal citizens suffer at hands of Indian Health Service (04/27)
For years now, patients on Indian reservations in the Great Plains area have been receiving substandard medical care.
Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment (04/27)
An increasing number of tribes -- as many as 15% of all federally recognized tribes -- are destroying themselves and taking the lives of their own people.
Brandon Ecoffey: David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud represents the Oglala Lakota Nation Brandon Ecoffey: David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud represents the Oglala Lakota Nation (04/27)
It is safe to say that the majority of the Oglala Lakota Nation would like to see David 'Bull Dawg' Michaud enter the Octagon in Sioux Falls on July 13.
Vernice Moncooyea Willis: Bernie Sanders deserves our support Vernice Moncooyea Willis: Bernie Sanders deserves our support (04/27)
Bernie Sanders is the only candidate to address the issues of all Americans doing their part to help this country survive.
Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide (04/27)
The UNM symbol that celebrates its Hispanic and American frontier history was crafted in the era when the U.S. was in turmoil over civil rights, gender inequalities, and Indigenous rights.
Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess (04/26)
We are the people that are the true subsidiaries of the energy and water delivery that has made the state of Arizona prosperous.
Vi Waln: Alcohol and drugs bring pain and suffering to our children Vi Waln: Alcohol and drugs bring pain and suffering to our children (04/26)
Our children deserve to grow up in a sober home with parents who are supportive and loving.
Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery (04/26)
In a few weeks, we will know whether the U.N. Permanent Forum has forgotten about the Doctrine of Christian Discovery altogether.
Ruth Hopkins: Kardashian clan glorifies stereotypes of Native women Ruth Hopkins: Kardashian clan glorifies stereotypes of Native women (04/26)
Now I’m a busy little bee so I don’t have time to comment on every single incidence of Native appropriation, no matter how infuriating.
Mark Trahant: Political maps open doors for more Native candidates Mark Trahant: Political maps open doors for more Native candidates (04/25)
The more we vote, the more we change things. And we elect people like us, new voices, so that means those in power have a great deal to lose.
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (04/25)
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project (04/25)
Jenny Irene Miller’s photography project will tell the world about LGBT Alaska Natives — shapeshifters, she says — including herself.
Delphine Red Shirt: Pendleton blankets help families say goodbye Delphine Red Shirt: Pendleton blankets help families say goodbye (04/25)
The Lakota belief is that when life gets hard on this earth, your relatives come for you.
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument (04/25)
The borders on the white man's maps — counties, states, nations — matter little except to assign responsibilities.
Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal' Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal' (04/25)
Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe overreacts to drug crisis Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe overreacts to drug crisis (04/25)
While many responsible citizens welcome the advent of new laws, others believe they are punishing the greater number of law-abiding Cheyenne tribal members for the extreme actions of a few.
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars (04/25)
Indians are human beings and the Noble Savage is as mythical as the subhuman cannibals the colonists made up to justify theft and rape and murder.
Steven Newcomb: Native vote push highlights effect of domination Steven Newcomb: Native vote push highlights effect of domination (04/25)
It has been a long- standing goal of the United States to put an end to any national consciousness of our Native nations, and replace it with the national consciousness of the United States.
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America (04/25)
The very foundation of all of these issues lies within the relentless racism now inherent in Western systems of governance and power.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (04/25)
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)
Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youth Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youth (04/22)
I believe we have an urgent duty to our Lakota youth, to teach them the principles of personal financial responsibility, individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and traditional Oceti Sakowin values.
Nick Estes: Abolish university's symbol of racism and colonialism Nick Estes: Abolish university's symbol of racism and colonialism (04/22)
While the world around it changed, UNM held down the fort. Its seal, and its celebration of colonialism, remained untouched.
James Giago Davies: The Wasicu counts on us being our own enemy James Giago Davies: The Wasicu counts on us being our own enemy (04/21)
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to find hard evidence the Wasicu runs our lives.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae (04/21)
Twenty-eight years after the body of activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found near Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an Oglala man stood trial for his role in her 1975 disappearance.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (04/21)
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
Charles Kader: Television networks still lacking in Indian coverage Charles Kader: Television networks still lacking in Indian coverage (04/20)
The coverage of Native American issues by Al Jazeera America brought the television network attention where it had hardly any competition.
Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation (04/20)
I look forward to continuing our efforts to leave our national parks and public lands decisively more inclusive places than they were in 2009.
Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint (04/20)
If one reads a section of the Rapid City Journal called 'Your Two Cents' one could come away with the impression that there are a lot of prejudiced, nay more than that; ignorant people living in Rapid City.

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