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YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California
Business | Law | National
YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)
The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana
Canada | National | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana (January 17, 2018)
Who was Harry Anslinger and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne?

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)
Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)
No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)
Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
Opinion | Politics
Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)
Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people (January 12, 2018)
The first step to getting to a lasting peace is by bringing the focus back to the check.

James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes
Sports
James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes (December 21, 2017)
White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.

Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment
Law | National
Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment (December 18, 2017)
A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement (December 15, 2017)
When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.

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.

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades
Opinion
Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades (December 14, 2017)
It’s no surprise that the president would insult Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, Robert Hill writes.

Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
Law | National
Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court (December 12, 2017)
The conservative Goldwater Institute is attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act again, this time in a dispute involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)
Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.

Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
Law | National
Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)
A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy
National
YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy (November 30, 2017)
Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as 'identity politics.'

Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter
Law | National
Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter (November 29, 2017)
Native Americans gathered in a courthouse in Nebraska to demand justice and transparency in a case involving two police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy
Law | National
Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)
The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)
A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case
Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen
Law | National | Politics
Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.

Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Supreme Court won't take up race-based challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act (October 30, 2017)
Another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act has been rebuffed by the nation's highest court but the fight is far from over.

YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic
Health | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Nation shifts to compassion in dealing with opioid drug epidemic (October 30, 2017)
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.

Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors' (October 25, 2017)
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.

Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah
National
Bureau of Indian Affairs supports change for name of 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah (October 13, 2017)
The United States Board on Geographic Names has adopted a new name for 'Negro Bill Canyon' in Utah.

YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence
National
YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence (October 6, 2017)
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and commit the most violence.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality
Health | National
Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)
Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing
Law | National
Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing (September 7, 2017)
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves, Jenni Monet writes on YES! Magazine.

Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race
Opinion
Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race (September 7, 2017)
As the Cherokee Freedmen celebrate a long-overdue court victory, Alaina Roberts reflects on the struggle over blood and belonging in tribal communities.

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Opinion
Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)
The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president
Opinion | Politics
Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president (August 30, 2017)
Donald Trump does care about Indian country, just not in the way we would hope, Adrian Jawort writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)
In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery
National | Politics
Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery (August 23, 2017)
A fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is drawing attention on social media and in news outlets for his bizarre and unfounded claims about the origins of slavery in America.

Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore (August 22, 2017)
Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
Health | Law | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)
New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.

Tiffany Midge: Presenting some options for those pretending to be indigenous
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Presenting some options for those pretending to be indigenous (August 21, 2017)
Tiffany Midge introduces Hoodwink Identities on Indian Country Media Network. It's a humorous but all-too familiar way to pretend to be Native.

New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project
National
New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)
As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race
Opinion
Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race (August 15, 2017)
There is class warfare, but it is only visible when the working class fights back, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council
Business | National | Politics
President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)
President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally
Law | National
Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally (August 4, 2017)
The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe
Education | Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)
The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.

Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry
Opinion
Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry (August 1, 2017)
The right to monetize a tribal name is a collective right, not an individual one, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Conservative group launches another attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (July 24, 2017)
A conservative group with a history of attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act is back at it, advancing a faulty premise in a petition to the nation's highest court.

Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee'
Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee' (July 11, 2017)
To steal relatives and cultures disrespects the people you come from as much as it disrespects the people you exploit for profit, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background
Education | National
Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)
A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

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.

Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border
Canada | Opinion
Dorothy Grant: Getting treated like a criminal at the US-Canada border (July 5, 2017)
Being recently detained at the US and Canada border served as a reminder of how hard it can be to be Native, Dorothy Grant writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)
The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Law | National
Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)
A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
Opinion
Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)
The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again'
Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again' (June 5, 2017)
If Donald Trump is following the German Nationalists’ playbook he will be presiding over an ethnic cleansing war soon, writes Harold Monteau in Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

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