Ivan Star Comes Out: Democratic principles are truly indigenous (July 18, 2022)The sooner we realize the fact that the colonists found democracy here on the continent, the sooner we can progress and enjoy freedom.
Tom Wooten: Samish Nation faces termination era threats (June 15, 2022)The Samish Indian Nation has historically suffered significant obstacles in our path to self-determination, due to agency mistakes, inaction, delay and decades of litigation.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking a closer look at our tribal flag (March 22, 2022)Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
Cam Foreman: Human rights abuses continue in Indian Country (January 25, 2022)We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Tim Giago: A wacipi that hid many secrets (May 3, 2021)Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.
Secretary Haaland leads Interior to a more tribal friendly future (April 27, 2021)Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
Interior: Secretary Deb Haaland takes action for tribal homelands (April 27, 2021)“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Confronting racism and homelessness among our people (December 7, 2020)Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Reservation government plagued by incompetence (October 29, 2020)On and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, we cope endlessly with racial intolerance.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We still don’t know how to govern ourselves (October 9, 2020)We have living conditions that hinder our desire to be treated with dignity and to be governed equitably or even to be truly self-governing.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Respecting the rights of all people (October 7, 2020)We as Native people have a humongous task of relearning our cultural teachings.
Clara Caufield: Colonial-style governments won’t ever serve our best interests (September 22, 2020)Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game (elected officials, federal and tribal employees) often stand to reap personal financial gain.
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