Osage women are often referred to as the backbone of our community, not just as mothers and wives but keepers of our traditions, our songs, and performed the essential work in maintaining the Osage way of life.
Things were bad enough after three years of Donald Trump and many of us thought it couldn’t get worse.
To know what happened to the indigenous past in America has become more vital than it has ever been.
A popular author is facing renewed accusations of cultural appropriation after repeatedly using tribal stories and traditions without consent.
Donovin Sprague Hump is a Lakota man of many talents. He's got two lectures on his schedule.
A once celebrated Native author who was the subject of sexual harassment allegations reappeared on the very popular Social Distance Powwow group, frustrating leaders in the #MeToo and missing and murdered Indigenous women movements.
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?
When I grew up on the reservation, I had a grandfather who loaded up the kids and drove us into the white man’s town. Those were the best of times!
Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.
The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an opinion from a critic of the law.
'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.
The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.
Indian-White History of America isn’t unique but the truth is, our history is not behind us and it is not forgiven.
Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.
The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.
Denise Lajimodiere has kept her promise to Indian boarding school survivors with this sacred oath of a book.
In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.
The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.
Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.
Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has been named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.
'There There' by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.
Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth
Many tribes are still in the process of trying to make colonial systems work for them.
This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.
Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.
'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.
Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.
'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.
Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.
American Apartheid by Stephanie Woodard demonstrates that Native Nations and Peoples are alive and active today.
Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.
Dr. Tara Sood rushed to volunteer with the Indigenous-led protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Native attitudes toward healing can help put philanthropy on a more sacred path.
Tommy Orange deftly captures the urban-Indigenous experience in his debut novel, There There.
Vine Deloria, Jr., the Native author, theologian, historian, and activist, was a star of his time.
Brandon Hobson is among the five finalists for National Book Award in fiction.
Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.
Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.
Indigenous languages will be the focus of Montana State University’s 2018 American Indian Heritage Day observance.
From ancient traditions to forced removal and assimilation to survival and to self-determination, the Cherokee Nation’s strong sense of identity and governance are undeniable.
Tommy Orange is earning critical praise for his debut novel about urban Indians.
A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.
A new book digs into the paradoxes of American Indian diets most people don’t know.
Born at Wounded Knee in 1930, Ethel Giago had her feet in two different worlds. Books transported her to new ones.
The epic nature of settler colonialism requires radical responses.
Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the a new children's book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.
Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.
Sherman Alexie is an Indian writer who gets to have it both ways.
Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.
The American Indian Library Association has rescinded an award given to Sherman Alexie after he admitted he engaged in questionable behaviors.
As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.
Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.
Three women went on the record with NPR about their dealings with Sherman Alexie and said they felt pressured into sexual situations with the award-winning writer.
One of Indian Country’s most celebrated authors is facing a mounting wave of allegations of sexual harassment.