Chuck Hoskin: The Cherokee Nation must honor its word (February 24, 2021)Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
‘I’m not afraid’: Indicted former Mashpee leader seeks dismissal of charges (February 9, 2021)The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
Pine Ridge Reservation signs defaced with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti (February 3, 2021)The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native America Calling: Oak Flat at a crossroads (January 21, 2021)Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.
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.
Native America Calling: New administration, new agenda (January 20, 2021)Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Tim Giago: Will Republicans pay the price for January 6? (January 19, 2021)Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.
Native America Calling: Democracy in crisis: a history lesson (January 19, 2021)In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, can Indigenous values provide any guidance now on where to go from here?
Native America Calling: Black and Indigenous solidarity (January 18, 2021)Indigenous and Black people share experiences of oppression in this country and both groups still grapple with systemic racism.
Cronkite News: Hate crimes on the rise as Trump era comes to an end (January 12, 2021)Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
Terry Rambler: An attack on the Native vote in the nation’s capital (January 12, 2021)The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.
Tim Giago: Confronting racism against Native people in the media (December 28, 2020)We have two kinds of racial discrimination in South Dakota: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle.
Tim Giago: Will America ever own up to its sins at Wounded Knee? (December 21, 2020)America has not apologized for the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Medal of Honor winners are still looked upon as heroes by the United States.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
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.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Removing the menace known as Trumpism (November 23, 2020)How much longer must we put up with this ridiculous and corrupt man who has in his presidency made fools of the entire Senate, corrupted federal law scholars and committed several federal offenses?
Tony Perry: Racism against Native people is alive and well around the world (November 19, 2020)A prominent rugby club is perpetuating a long, dark history of racism against Native Americans.
Tim Giago: What went wrong with America? (November 18, 2020)The election is over. Joe Biden is now the President-elect of the United States.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Ancestors have given us the courage to remember (November 16, 2020)The history of the Northern Plains Indians has always been subsumed by isolationism, rejection and outright racism.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe indicted on federal charges (November 13, 2020)Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Been there, done that! American Indians know the truth (November 11, 2020)Donald Trump is a dangerous man and history has it made it possible for American Indians to view the prospect of his continued autocratic and corrupt rule a clear signal that changes are overdue.
Ivan Star Comes Out: There are people with that feeling of Native kinship (November 10, 2020)My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
Tim Giago: Yes Virginia, there is racism in Rapid City (October 27, 2020)Racism is out there and our local officials and our local citizens need to admit to themselves that it exists.
Tim Giago: We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games (October 23, 2020)It’s time all Native Americans stood together as one.
Native Sun News Today: Words of wisdom from Lakota elders (October 21, 2020)“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
Disney adds content advisory about Native stereotypes to ‘Peter Pan’ (October 19, 2020)Disney has added a content advisory to Peter Pan due to its stereotypical depictions of Native people.
Native America Calling: Momentum for taking LANDBACK (October 19, 2020)The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
Native America Calling: Racism in places of healing (October 15, 2020)In the last moments of her life, Joyce Echaquan, from the Atikamekw Nation in Canada, recorded hospital staff taunting her with racist comments.
On colonization, racial supremacy and playing Indian (October 14, 2020)What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota marks Native American Day milestone (October 12, 2020)South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.
NDN Collective launches #LANDBACK campaign (October 9, 2020)On Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, NDN Collective will be launching the highly anticipated LANDBACK Campaign, a multi-pronged effort to dismantle white supremacy and achieve justice for Indigenous people.
Native America Calling: Surviving the ‘dumpster fire’ (October 9, 2020)A global pandemic, devastating forest fires, record unemployment, a historic recession, racial unrest and a contentious election are all piling up to make for a stressful year.
Peter d’Errico: Racist Indian law doctrine springs into action (October 8, 2020)How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
Prakash Kashwan: The racist legacies of American conservation (October 7, 2020)Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
Osage Nation citizen David Holt on Oprah Winfrey podcast (October 5, 2020)David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.
Tim Giago: Rapid City Mayor refers to Natives as “Those People” (October 5, 2020)Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is living in a house situated on Sioux lands and his house will continue to be located on Sioux lands until a just settlement is enacted.
People’s World: Northern Arapaho Tribe calls out COVID-19 racism (September 29, 2020)A hotbed of controversy is raging about the treatment of citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe by a local hospital and inflammatory statements made by a Republican county official.
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