Injustice in America is not a new reality. In fact, it predates the founding of this nation.
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 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.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
The majority of citizens in this country need a cattle prod to jolt their memories.
An appeals court upheld the death sentence for the only Native American on federal death row even though some judges questioned the necessity of the punishment.
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
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.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'
The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.
Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.
How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
The use of the term 'savage' is a racist insult not just to Indigenous Bolivians, but to all the Indigenous of North and South America.
At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'
Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.
A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.
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.
I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.
There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.
On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
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.
As a member of the country’s minority group, I can swear on the fact that racial intolerance is everywhere.
A statue shows Sacagawea, the Native woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition, at the feet of the White men assigned to lead it.
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.
'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.
A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.
A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.
Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric
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.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.
The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.
If we are to break the chains of 'federal trust' and colonial 'paternalism' we must know our opponents and have a strong command of our collective histories.
Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
Emyra Wajãpi was killed in an 'invasion' of his people's homelands in Brazil, tribal leaders said.
There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.