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Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case
Law | National
Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case (April 18, 2018)
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.

James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy (April 13, 2018)
Much of the unwillingness to place the Lakota matriarchy in its rightful place historically, and culturally, comes from the restructuring of Lakota society after the matriarchy was forcibly abolished.

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Politics
Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)
Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie (April 11, 2018)
Sherman Alexie is an Indian writer who gets to have it both ways.

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
National | Sports
Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort' (April 10, 2018)
The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
Business
Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)
The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)
When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities
Education | Opinion
Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities (April 5, 2018)
The tradition of community empowerment driven by women is not only ingrained in the Pomo tribe, it is also deeply embedded in Native culture beyond our borders.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)
Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters
National
Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters (April 2, 2018)
Reports of missing and murdered Native women don’t garner the same attention and response as those of white women.

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles (March 30, 2018)
Indigenous women are reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California
Health | National
The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)
In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Opinion | Politics
Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.

Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award (March 21, 2018)
The American Indian Library Association has rescinded an award given to Sherman Alexie after he admitted he engaged in questionable behaviors.

Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs
National
Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 21, 2018)
Why High Country News is investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing
Canada | National
Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing (March 21, 2018)
Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.

Tribes cite progress since passage of Violence Against Women Act
Law | National | Politics
Tribes cite progress since passage of Violence Against Women Act (March 20, 2018)
Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
National | Politics
A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)
More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)
'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)
A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribes take action to fight human trafficking
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribes take action to fight human trafficking (March 15, 2018)
'The U.S. government has forgotten about us for centuries. We are always last.'

Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough
Arts & Entertainment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough (March 12, 2018)
As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.

Mary Annette Pember: Falling short on protecting Native women
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Falling short on protecting Native women (March 12, 2018)
Proponents remain hopeful about the future and the potential for the Tribal Law and Order Act and other legislation to help Native women.

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico
National | Politics
Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico (March 7, 2018)
Charlotte Little, a citizen of the Pueblo of San Felipe, is the new city clerk for Albuquerque in New Mexico.

Team of indigenous women competes for first time in world roller derby
Canada | Sports | World
Team of indigenous women competes for first time in world roller derby (March 7, 2018)
A group of indigenous women from Canada, the United States and other countries competed in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup last month.

Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal (March 6, 2018)
Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement
Health | National
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement (March 6, 2018)
'We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.'

Native women go on record with NPR about dealings with Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native women go on record with NPR about dealings with Sherman Alexie (March 5, 2018)
Three women went on the record with NPR about their dealings with Sherman Alexie and said they felt pressured into sexual situations with the award-winning writer.

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court
Law | National
Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court (March 5, 2018)
A Jemez Pueblo man who was convicted of murdering a woman from the Navajo Nation will remain behind bars after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)
Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Mary Annette Pember: 'It's hands off when reporting one of our own'
Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: 'It's hands off when reporting one of our own' (March 2, 2018)
Although we’ve been yelling about this for a long time, the non-Native world has only recently begun to listen.

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
National
Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)
The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption

Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment (February 28, 2018)
One of Indian Country’s most celebrated authors is facing a mounting wave of allegations of sexual harassment.

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
National | Politics
Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)
MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)
Another Native American woman is ready to make history.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)
Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Law | National | Politics
Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)
One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.

Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women
National
Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women (January 31, 2018)
Six runners from the Winnebago Tribe jogged across gravel, asphalt, snow and ice along eastern Nebraska this week to raise awareness for the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday
National
Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday (January 29, 2018)
Anna Wockmetooah Tahmahkera, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative'
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle targets 'racist narrative' (January 26, 2018)
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.

Two tribes bring in women for top positions in their court systems
Law
Two tribes bring in women for top positions in their court systems (January 25, 2018)
Women hold the top judicial positions in two tribes, the Navajo Nation and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye
Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye (January 25, 2018)
Dr. Harriett Skye, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was a groundbreaker for many in Indian Country.

Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)
A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.

Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children
Opinion
Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children (January 18, 2018)
I am older now, tired and worn out and many times I think back to simpler times when Lakota had family values, cared for their young and took care of their elders.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)
A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices
Canada | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices (January 16, 2018)
Native women across the United States and Canada are putting their skills to work in challenging the status quo of mainstream medicine.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
Politics
Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo (January 12, 2018)
Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.

Native actress Irene Bedard lands role of co-president in star-studded video
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native actress Irene Bedard lands role of co-president in star-studded video (January 8, 2018)
A star-studded new video from JAY-Z features the legendary Native actress Irene Bedard.

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families
Health | National
Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families (January 8, 2018)
Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.

One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries'
National
One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries' (December 22, 2017)
Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight
Law | National | Politics
Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)
The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor
Health | National
Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.

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.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)
The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
National | Sports
Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)
Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
Politics
Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics
Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

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