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Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are (June 16, 2017)

We need to tell Native women they are brilliant far more often than we do, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Netowrk.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)

The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)

Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Another look at the state of criticism of Native 'art' (June 13, 2017)

Terese Marie Mailhot made waves when she questioned whether Native people were unwilling to call out bad 'art' in the community and in media.

Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society (June 13, 2017)

Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care (June 13, 2017)

Our doctors take care of us, and we should celebrate their efforts and help patients better understand a physician’s sacrifice and dedication, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker writes.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country (June 12, 2017)

It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.

Albert Bender: Judge drags his feet in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 12, 2017)

Cherokee citizen Albert Bender wonders why a federal judge hasn't ruled on a motion to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood (June 12, 2017)

Not much has changed since the Osage Reign of Terror, thanks to Indians in name only who continue to trade blood for oil, Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: How far is too far? A 'tasteless' anti-Trump joke (June 12, 2017)

The purpose of coming down on Kathy Griffin’s tasteless garbage is not to protect Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)

Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)

When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Defending tribal sovereignty in the post-DAPL era (June 6, 2017)

The defense of Native sovereignty demands more than an understanding of federal Indian law, writes Peter d'Errico in Indian Country Media Network.

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)

A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

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.

John Thune: The Indian Health Service must be held accountable (June 2, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is broken and it has been for a long time, writes Senator John Thune from South Dakota.

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.

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)

There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes (June 2, 2017)

To this day Native nations such as the Cupeños are still forced to operate within the constraints of Christian-premised ideas and arguments

Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement (June 1, 2017)

The Kickapoo Tribe looking to move forward in positive directions with its neighbors, Chairman Lester Randall says.

Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on (May 30, 2017)

Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on (May 30, 2017)

A. Paul Ortega, the Apache musician and traditional healer, died on May 17 at his home in Mescalero Territory in New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)

Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

Carolina Castoreno: Confederate monuments and invisible Indians (May 30, 2017)

When it comes to the indigenous in the Americas time does not heal all wounds, nor does it right all wrongs, Carolina Castoreno writes on Indian Country Today.

Tiffany Midge: A handy quiz for brown girls in non-brown situations (May 30, 2017)

Feeling anxious, paranoid or alone? Take Tiffany Midge's handy brown girl quiz to see how grounded you really are.

Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans (May 26, 2017)

National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.

Adrian Jawort: Should non-Natives ever write about our people? (May 26, 2017)

Writing for Indian Country Today, Adrian Jawort offers some advice: 'Be cautious about stifling young writers for fear of toeing the appropriation line.'

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)

One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump (May 25, 2017)

Indian country will feel ‘tremendous fiscal pain’ if the Trump budget is passed.

Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (May 24, 2017)

‘The Northwest Ordinance’ exposes the murky dealings that lead to US jurisdiction extending beyond the 13 colonies.

Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples (May 23, 2017)

While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule (May 22, 2017)

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history (May 22, 2017)

Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories (May 22, 2017)

Seek out your aunties and uncles or those who can weave the blanket of your family stories together.