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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.


Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair
Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair (March 16, 2020)

A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'


Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history
Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history (March 9, 2020)

The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime (February 25, 2020)

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.


Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis (January 29, 2020)

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?


Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now
Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now (January 29, 2020)

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.


Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages'
Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages' (January 28, 2020)

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.


Public schools face renewed pressure to eliminate 'Indian' imagery
Public schools face renewed pressure to eliminate 'Indian' imagery (January 27, 2020)

At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'


Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring?
Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring? (January 27, 2020)

One of the most blatant displays of abject racism took place at the NFL Playoff Football game pitting Kansas City against the Tennessee Titans a couple of Saturdays ago.


Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking
Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking (January 16, 2020)

Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.


'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment
'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment (January 13, 2020)

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.


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.


Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable
Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable (January 6, 2020)

I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.


Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language
Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language (December 19, 2019)

There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.


Remembering Neil Stonechild and exposing systemic racism in policing
Remembering Neil Stonechild and exposing systemic racism in policing (December 16, 2019)

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.


With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim
With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim (December 16, 2019)

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.


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.


Winston Churchill’s feelings toward people of India revealed
Winston Churchill’s feelings toward people of India revealed (December 3, 2019)

As a member of the country’s minority group, I can swear on the fact that racial intolerance is everywhere.


'The worst we have ever seen': Statue depicting Sacagawea being removed
'The worst we have ever seen': Statue depicting Sacagawea being removed (December 2, 2019)

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.


Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show
Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show (December 2, 2019)

Suzan Shown Harjo, Michael Haney and I were seated in the small dining room in a hotel, waiting for a car to take us to the Oprah Winfrey Show.


YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer
YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer (November 27, 2019)

The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.


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.


Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement
Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement (November 25, 2019)

Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.


Tim Giago: The two faces of America
Tim Giago: The two faces of America (November 25, 2019)

Native Americans were slaughtered and starved on their own lands in an effort to subdue them and steal their lands.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border
Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border (November 18, 2019)

'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.


Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City
Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City (November 18, 2019)

A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.


Reconciliation and Wounded Knee
Reconciliation and Wounded Knee (November 14, 2019)

The theme of intercultural reconciliation took center stage here at the 37th gathering of the West River History Conference.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes
Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes (November 1, 2019)

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.


Deborah Taffa: My ancestors gave to this country to make it what it is today
Deborah Taffa: My ancestors gave to this country to make it what it is today (October 30, 2019)

A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?


Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (October 28, 2019)

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.


Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day
Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day (October 15, 2019)

While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.


Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias
Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias (October 9, 2019)

A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.


Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems
Mark Charles: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems (October 7, 2019)

President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.


Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved
Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved (September 30, 2019)

A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.


Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft
Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft (September 27, 2019)

Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.


An apple is what grows on a tree
An apple is what grows on a tree (September 12, 2019)

There are no true traditionalists left in Indian Country to put it bluntly.


Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?
What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus? (September 3, 2019)

While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

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.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support
YES! Magazine: Immigration raid prompts outpouring of support (August 13, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism (August 9, 2019)

The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Breaking the hold of the Doctrines of Discovery
Doug George-Kanentiio: Breaking the hold of the Doctrines of Discovery (August 7, 2019)

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.


'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down
'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down (August 5, 2019)

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

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.


Death of Indigenous leader Emyra Wajãpi blamed on miners in Brazil
Death of Indigenous leader Emyra Wajãpi blamed on miners in Brazil (July 29, 2019)

Emyra Wajãpi was killed in an 'invasion' of his people's homelands in Brazil, tribal leaders said.


James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands
James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands (July 26, 2019)

There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land
Rep. Deb Haaland: President Trump is not indigenous to this land (July 23, 2019)

Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (July 19, 2019)

I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'


Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans
Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans (July 17, 2019)

Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets
Cronkite News: Lawmakers forced to vote on Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 17, 2019)

'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting (July 16, 2019)

Legislation to support tribal water rights and repeal outdated federal Indian laws are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own
Mark Trahant: Trump's racist rant targets one of Indian Country's own (July 15, 2019)

A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.


James Giago Davies: Racism against our Indigenous relatives
James Giago Davies: Racism against our Indigenous relatives (July 15, 2019)

Even on my own reservation, ignorance about Hispanic culture abounds.


Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi
The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi (July 10, 2019)

Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.