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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian Affairs: Backward and forward
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian Affairs: Backward and forward (August 3, 2020)

It is only with just laws, and the memory of tribal good sense in times of danger that we can look to a future with hope.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long (July 27, 2020)

The 'norms' sustaining our political system have never favored American Indians because they have been based to a large degree on racial exclusion.


Tim Giago: Would there be a Native American Journalists Association without Bill Dulaney?
Tim Giago: Would there be a Native American Journalists Association without Bill Dulaney? (July 27, 2020)

Bill Dulaney’s role in forming the Native American Journalists Association is here for all to read.


'An icon in Indian Country': Noted radio host and journalist Harlan McKosato passes on
'An icon in Indian Country': Noted radio host and journalist Harlan McKosato passes on (July 22, 2020)

Harlan McKosato, once known as the Voice of Indian Country, interviewed everyone from Wilma Mankiller to Bill Clinton.


Tim Giago: Native American Culture lesson 101
Tim Giago: Native American Culture lesson 101 (July 20, 2020)

Take a close look at an advertisement that ran in a Minnesota newspaper. Bounties were offered for 'red-skins' in the amount of $200.


Judge rejects lawsuit from former attorney at National Congress of American Indians
Judge rejects lawsuit from former attorney at National Congress of American Indians (July 14, 2020)

A non-Indian attorney has lost his case against Indianz.Com and other news organizations.


'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm
'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (May 29, 2020)

The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.


'We must remain diligent and prepared': Coronavirus continues to take heavy toll on tribes
'We must remain diligent and prepared': Coronavirus continues to take heavy toll on tribes (May 26, 2020)

Coronavirus data from New Mexico continues to show a disproportionate impact on the first Americans, whose cultural, political and social contributions are a point of pride in a state with nearly two dozen tribes.


'We are a forgotten people': Native candidate struggles to be heard amid COVID-19 pandemic
'We are a forgotten people': Native candidate struggles to be heard amid COVID-19 pandemic (May 4, 2020)

With just a month left before voters go to the polls, Karen Bedonie is looking for ways to boost her struggling Congressional campaign during the worst public health crisis in decades.


Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus
Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus (April 27, 2020)

Michelle Tom, a basketball standout from the Navajo Nation, is treating coronavirus patients in an underfunded community hospital on the reservation.


Tim Giago: Will things ever be the same?
Tim Giago: Will things ever be the same? (April 27, 2020)

Never, in our worst nightmare, did we expect a deadly virus to come along, a coronavirus that is particularly lethal to members of the Greatest and Boomer generations.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Publishing during a time of a pandemic
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Publishing during a time of a pandemic (April 14, 2020)

We apologize to our readers for not publishing for 2 weeks, but we have several employees with diabetes and other illnesses that make them very vulnerable to the coronavirus.


Tim Giago: How long before the digital media replaces print newspapers?
Tim Giago: How long before the digital media replaces print newspapers? (April 10, 2020)

Guess what: In eight years my Native newspaper grew to be the largest weekly newspaper in the state of South Dakota.


COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective
COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective (April 9, 2020)

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.


Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait
Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait (March 23, 2020)

Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: There is no room for Indians here
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: There is no room for Indians here (March 6, 2020)

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?


Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism
Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism (March 3, 2020)

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


'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court
'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court (February 27, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: Carcieri 'fix' still in limbo more than a decade later
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Carcieri 'fix' still in limbo more than a decade later (February 24, 2020)

Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.


Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer
Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer (February 20, 2020)

A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition


New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country
New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country (February 14, 2020)

'We should be able to grow on our own lands,' a Nez Perce matriarch says in the inaugural issue of a publication founded by her granddaughter.


'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success
'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success (February 11, 2020)

A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.


Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story (February 10, 2020)

I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana
Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana (January 20, 2020)

The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.


Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country
Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country (January 15, 2020)

It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.


Lakota People's Law Project: Statement on media settlement with #MAGA teen #IPMDC19
Lakota People's Law Project: Statement on media settlement with #MAGA teen #IPMDC19 (January 9, 2020)

The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate.


Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror
Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror (January 7, 2020)

Looking over the 14-year record of accomplishments of the Indigenous socialist government led by Evo Morales in Bolivia, it becomes apparent why U.S. capitalist interests were chomping at the bit to see its demise.


Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket
Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket (December 17, 2019)

Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later (December 16, 2019)

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.


Navajos express mixed opinions on Trump impeachment probe
Navajos express mixed opinions on Trump impeachment probe (December 10, 2019)

Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.


Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty
Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty (November 25, 2019)

Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.


Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW
Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW (November 12, 2019)

The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.


The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands
The Revelator: Trump's new 'radical' leader for public lands (November 4, 2019)

The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.


Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future
Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future (September 30, 2019)

Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.


Lawsuit filed against news organizations
Lawsuit filed against news organizations (September 16, 2019)

A non-Indian attorney who was ousted from his job is seeking $6 million for alleged defamation in the Native media.


John Dossett sues Indianz.Com over National Congress of American Indians #MeToo allegations
John Dossett sues Indianz.Com over National Congress of American Indians #MeToo allegations (September 2, 2019)

A non-Indian attorney who lost his job at the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is suing Indianz.Com, Indian Country Today and High Country News for writing about it.


'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times
'This meal is a victory': Cafe Ohlone earns Critic's Pick from New York Times (August 12, 2019)

Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals (August 12, 2019)

Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.


Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by #MAGA teen at Indigenous Peoples March
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by #MAGA teen at Indigenous Peoples March (July 29, 2019)

A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges (July 18, 2019)

Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible (July 10, 2019)

Native Americans are not chopped liver.


Chickasaw Nation drawn into internal dispute at National Rifle Association
Chickasaw Nation drawn into internal dispute at National Rifle Association (June 21, 2019)

A former Democratic Congressman employed by the Chickasaw Nation is being accused of taking part in a attempted coup at the largest gun lobby.


Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter
Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter (May 28, 2019)

It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.


Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story
Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story (May 22, 2019)

'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'


Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program
Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program (May 16, 2019)

Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.


'An amazing person': Friends and family mourn loss of Leonda Levchuk
'An amazing person': Friends and family mourn loss of Leonda Levchuk (May 15, 2019)

The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.


Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case
Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case (May 14, 2019)

Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.


The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media
The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media (May 10, 2019)

Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Artist shares tribe's story in new work
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Artist shares tribe's story in new work (April 24, 2019)

'Intervention Piece' by Edgar Heap of Birds is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving
Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving (April 11, 2019)

Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital (April 3, 2019)

First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.


'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations
'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations (April 3, 2019)

This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.


House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control
House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control (March 22, 2019)

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Freedom of the press in Indian Country
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Freedom of the press in Indian Country (March 13, 2019)

With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?


Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views
Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views (March 4, 2019)

Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on (February 25, 2019)

Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.