Over the last few weeks we have seen numerous efforts brought forth to protect Montanans during these trying times.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.
Unlike the traditional enemies our nation has faced throughout history, COVID-19 is one that can dangerously hide in plain sight and threaten the health and wellbeing of any American community.
It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and emergency staff prepare for the worst.


When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors.

The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action.

The number of COVID-19 cases in our country is growing by the day and without taking any steps to address it, the number of people who become infected will exponentially grow.

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.

I know my complaining is not going to improve my situation. I’m not even going to rely on our 'tribal' government to help in this matter.

At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.

It was July of 1952 and there was a war on.

The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.

Washington D. C. is a community where up is down and down is up.

The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to cleanse the land of these heathens.

It’s hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the United States.

Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.

It was sophomore year of high school when I first noticed him and I knew he was different.

Are your reading habits diverse and open to all ideas? Or do you, like many of us, just read from the sources that agree with us?

If you take out the words 'tribal' and 'Indian' all you have left are a group of patients fighting a federal government agency for the right to health care.

Traditionally, uncles played the role of disciplinarians, teachers and advisors in Northern Cheyenne society, a role Leroy Whiteman took very seriously.

When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.

What do our non-Lakota neighbors know about life here on the Pine Ridge?

This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.

Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.

We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.

The Democratic Party’s tightening embrace of socialist proposals and politicians is real cause for alarm, especially in a country whose very foundation is liberty.

The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.

Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.

At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.

Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'

Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that band councils are not First Nations while beginning the process of restoring our peoples to true national status.

Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.

We saw other Lakota families working in the beet fields in the summer of 1949.