The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
The tragic fact is that of all ethnic groups this country's Indigenous people have the highest rate of death by cop.
Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.
The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.
Injustice in America is not a new reality. In fact, it predates the founding of this nation.
If Indian women are so sacred, as it is alleged in many contemporary narratives, why isn’t her sacredness inviolable?
In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.
The magnitude of this epidemic is yet to be fully realized but what it does is to further expose the naked reality of entrenched racism in the U.S. and this most rotten core of the national experience.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
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.
Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.
Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
As a member of the country’s minority group, I can swear on the fact that racial intolerance is everywhere.
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.
Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.
These places literally embody human lives, and are the only records we have of prehistoric indigenous peoples of the New World.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.
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.
Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
A statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear will be on display for years to come, and I encourage Nebraskans to look for it when they next visit the U.S. Capitol.
In effect, reservation life begins with the Laws of Burgos, issued by the Kingdom of Spain more than 500 years ago.
Too many people, especially non-Natives say, 'Get over it.' If only it was that simple. One does not take centuries of trauma and get rid of it overnight.
How can one branch of the federal government have a more than 100-year relationship and sign a 30-year agreement with an Indian tribe, while another denies its very existence?
While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.
After being accused of enforcing 'state sponsored genocide' against his fellow people, an Indian lawmaker plans to change a repatriation bill in order to include all tribes in California.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.
The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.
Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.
Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.
It is rather apparent that Native people were not afforded the right to practice their spirituality in their own lands as 'promised' by the U.S. Constitution.
I am a survivor of genocide, a direct descendent of Pretends Eagle, a documented survivor of The Battle at Little Bighorn.