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Aaron Payment: Biden administration updates Indian education initiative
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Taking action for survivors of Native residential schools
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation settlement with opioid distributors will save lives
The opioid crisis affected every facet of Cherokee society, including our economy, our health system, our schools and our families.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
The Conversation: Education system can’t remain silent on Native genocide
The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
Native America Calling: ANCSA at 50: Evolving Alaska Native identity
Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Tim Giago: The death of a Native news salesman
When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native voting rights
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in our youngest learners
Our collective future is being written today by the investments we make in our youngest children.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation joins regional partnership to boost opportunities
To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders.
Nicole Hallingstad: An Indigenous remembrance of September 11
The feelings I carry about being in New York City on 9/11 run through me, right under my skin, like mercury.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to hold U.S. accountable for health care
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.
The Conversation: Justice elusive for Aboriginal children stolen from their families
Many of the original survivors of the Stolen Generations have passed away without seeing justice.
Tim Giago: Why Native people joined the Democratic Party
The Democratic Party gained many new members in Indian Country because of the man they called FDR.
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Honoring a legendary Narragansett runner
Forty-six years ago, one of the greatest athletes and a true Indigenous icon, made the transition from a star on earth to a star in the sky.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Keeping yourself safe from violence
You are the best person to judge your safety.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation enters educational partnership
As a tribe, we are building programs and making strategic investments that will benefit Cherokee citizens, families, communities and neighbors for generations to come.
Muscogee Nation: Tribal sovereignty is not a threat to Oklahoma
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.
Lisa DeVille: Infrastructure bill weakens environmental protections on tribal lands
If the National Environmental Policy Act is weakened, so is the safety of me, my family, and my people.
Rodney Bordeaux: The truth about America’s genocide
Humanity mandates decisions based upon mutual consent between the United States and Native Sovereign Nations.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect community from COVID-19
We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Wearing orange for Native residential school survivors
People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic violence impacts our Native youth
When we say, “domestic violence is not traditional,” it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to provide housing for veterans
Cherokee military veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our tribal nation and the whole United States.
Harold Frazier: Native history ‘gutted’ in school curriculum
They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.
Albert Bender: Truth, justice, and reconciliation for Indian boarding schools
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.
Arne Vainio: We all have an opportunity to redeem
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring the survivors of Native residential schools
Almost 2,000 Native children have been found on the grounds of former residential schools and thousands more have yet to be located.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation continues to combat COVID-19
We all have a role to play as we combat this new surge in the global pandemic.
Aaron Payment: Investing in infrastructure in Indian Country
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Myths about abuse against men
Abuse can happen to anyone.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation builds a brighter future
When the federal government invests in Indian Country, it is not only tribal citizens who benefit.
Rodney Bordeaux: Indian Country can’t afford to wait for Medicaid
Medicaid is a lifeline for Indian Country, plain and simple.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation ushers in new leadership
A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation welcomes Biden health care team to reservation
We must continue to make it a priority for health care to be universally accessible for our citizens.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Accountability for murders of Native people
We need to organize and find out why none of these murders have been solved.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people demand accountability for residential school abuses
The Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people.
James Giago Davies: The future is looking a little bald
When I was a boy in Rapid City, the only bald-headed men I saw were white men.
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