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Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 14, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas
National
Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (December 4, 2017)
Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada
Canada
Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada (November 15, 2017)
A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.

Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition (July 27, 2017)
The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve 'in any capacity' in the military.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)
The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (April 10, 2017)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.

Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance
Opinion | Politics
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance (August 11, 2016)
Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of greater expectations and demands than any man would have to face.

Winona LaDuke: Indigenous women need allies in all communities
Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Indigenous women need allies in all communities (August 10, 2016)
The challenges we face as Indigenous women in North America are related to the challenges faced by women elsewhere; and we need true allies.

Linda Greenhouse: Breaking into the Supreme Court's mens club
Law | Opinion
Linda Greenhouse: Breaking into the Supreme Court's mens club (August 4, 2016)
Linda Greenhouse reflects on the impact and influence of Sandra Day O'Connor, who was the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court.

Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native women (August 3, 2016)
One of the first suffragists was a Native woman named Zitkala Sa, who was Dakota, like me. Yet her work is never mentioned in feminist conversation.

Navajo Nation lawmaker praises action on sexual harassment policy
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation lawmaker praises action on sexual harassment policy (August 2, 2016)
Amber Kanazbah Crotty is the only woman on the Navajo Nation Council and has gone public with a sexual harassment incident.

Charges filed over assault and battery of transgender Native man
Law | National
Charges filed over assault and battery of transgender Native man (July 8, 2016)
Jameson Fernandez, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was attacked on May 30.

Hillary Clinton envisions women making up half of Cabinet posts
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton envisions women making up half of Cabinet posts (July 4, 2016)
Historically, women have held only about a quarter to a third of the top-level positions within the executive branch.

Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being women
Opinion
Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being women (June 6, 2016)
Yes, I have heard men claim with a straight face that paying women equally is bad policy because it's 'anti-family.' They are outliers.

Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students
Education | Law | National | Politics
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (May 25, 2016)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Law | National | Politics
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidance
Education | National
Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidance (May 13, 2016)
The new directive requires public schools and those that receive federal funds to ensure that all students can learn in a discrimination-free environment.

Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation commission examines gender violence
Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation commission examines gender violence (May 5, 2016)
Violence on tribal nations has its roots in colonization and it has taken new forms under capitalism and neoliberalism.

Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project (April 25, 2016)
Jenny Irene Miller’s photography project will tell the world about LGBT Alaska Natives — shapeshifters, she says — including herself.

Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota
Opinion
Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota (March 7, 2016)
Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth.

Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakers
Education | National | Politics
Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakers (March 2, 2016)
The controversial bill would have barred transgendered public school students in South Dakota from using the bathroom or locker room of their choice.

Indian lawmakers voted against transgender discrimination bill in South Dakota
National | Politics
Indian lawmakers voted against transgender discrimination bill in South Dakota (February 25, 2016)
The controversial measure bars transgendered public school students from using the bathroom or locker room of their choice.

Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco
National
Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco (February 18, 2016)
The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization is welcoming Native youth as head dancers for the first time.

Duane Brayboy: Outsiders tried to wipe out Native gender identity
Opinion
Duane Brayboy: Outsiders tried to wipe out Native gender identity (January 25, 2016)
Of all of the foreign life ways Indians held, one of the first the Europeans targeted for elimination was the Two Spirit tradition among Native American cultures.

Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies (January 12, 2016)
For many generations western societies have had a difficult time with the issue of proper gender roles

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