Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.
Sadly, far too many Natives have forgotten their languages and cultural teachings. Actually, the newcomer destroyed them.
The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.
Kurt BlueDog, Sisseton-Wahpeton, fought for the rights of tribes across the nation. He was 70 years old.
We have long known that federal Indian law 'trust doctrine' is not trustworthy.
The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to cleanse the land of these heathens.
Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.
The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
In effect, reservation life begins with the Laws of Burgos, issued by the Kingdom of Spain more than 500 years ago.
The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.
Bald and golden eagle remains that are found in Indian Country will be able to stay there under a new policy adopted by the federal government.
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.
A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.
A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.
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.
A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.
Native Americans are troubled by the beauty and wellness industry’s marketing of practices and items associated with their prayer rituals.
What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?
Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.
Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed inside a church in Nebraska. His family wants answers.
I dropped out of school while so many went on to become 'educated,' or is it appropriate to say assimilated.
Launched in February, the show has covered indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, and DNA tests, among other topics.
The Ramapough Lenape Nation is fighting for its right to use ancestral land for ceremonies and other purposes.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed in Nebraska on April 14, 2019.
An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what 'sacred' means to her.
No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.
'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
The Doctrine of Discovery is a legal fiction. It justifies Indigenous dispossession by discounting Indigenous history, legal orders, sovereignty and existence.
We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.
Racists wearing 'MAGA' hats and waving Nazi and confederate battle flags are capable of killing just because it is the law.
Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.
'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'
Native nations need a path to liberate themselves from the U.S.’s claim of a right of oppression over them.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.
Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.
It’s time the students who mocked and disrespected an elder of the Omaha Nation learn the whole truth of this history.
The mocking harassment of a Native elder by Catholic high school students has sparked national and international outrage.
Our White youth should expect us to demand better behavior from them.
Dismissing sacred and traditional songs of tribal nations as simple 'chants' takes away from the value of those words and the meaning behind the drum.
America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.
Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.
Looking back at my life, it is as if my life was predestined by the unknown.