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James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck (December 8, 2017)

People can get trapped in the past, shackled there by events too harrowing to let go.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)

Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.

Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)

Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.

James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women (December 4, 2017)

If the matriarchy was still in place, women would run everything local—the city council, county commission, school board, hospital board, even the local court system.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)

Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

Mark Trahant: Republican tax reform bill does little to help out tribal citizens (December 4, 2017)

So many of our tribal citizens are the low end when it comes to earning. This bill does nothing to lighten that tax load.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)

We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River (November 30, 2017)

Tribes and several states are opposing plans by the Army Corps to deal with 'surplus water' in the Missouri River.

Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation (November 30, 2017)

The holiday season makes me think of old times when food wasn’t always plentiful, like during the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: How about we just stop calling people 'Pocahontas' (November 29, 2017)

Donald Trump is the stuff of cold-blooded Columbus and arrogant Custer—complete with armies of white apologists trailing behind him.

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens (November 29, 2017)

For the future of the Cherokee Nation, one of the most important things we can do for our youth is ensure we provide ample opportunities for them to grow mentally and physically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur (November 29, 2017)

I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated Native veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

Mark Trahant: A government shutdown may be best strategy to protect priorities (November 29, 2017)

Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)

I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)

That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)

It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)

The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead (November 28, 2017)

The Democratic Party is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet, like a buff athlete walking around with the beginnings of steroid induced brain cancer, thinking he has his whole life ahead of him.

Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)

How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.

Leland McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules (November 28, 2017)

All tribes should recognize the dangerous precedent California is establishing in state-tribal relations throughout Indian Country.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism (November 27, 2017)

Our ceremonies, customs, language, history, and land have been legislatively targeted for obliteration by the United States government.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)

Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (November 23, 2017)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.

Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture (November 22, 2017)

As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.

David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)

Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.

Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks (November 20, 2017)

An assembly of Native people and others honored the great warrior for Indigenous rights, Dennis Banks, with a celebration of his life entitled the 'Longest Walk.'

James Giago Davies: We are all writing to be brilliant for that one perfect person (November 20, 2017)

You figure out very young most people who read what you write will grasp only a small portion of it, perhaps not even that.

Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors (November 20, 2017)

I know my heritage as a member of the Chickasaw Nation has shaped and influenced my life in more ways than I can count.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country isn't valued as lawmakers move on tax reform bill (November 20, 2017)

There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.

Harold Frazier: Don't believe them when they tell you their pipelines won't spill (November 20, 2017)

I condemn this oil spill, the company that built this pipeline and anybody associated with it. The evidence speaks for itself.

Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community (November 17, 2017)

My generation from about 70 to 90 years old have many stories about events we have witnessed and also stories about people we knew and history of certain places.

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands (November 17, 2017)

Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay (November 16, 2017)

The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.

Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2017)

Considering the fragility of the lives of Native Americans in the U.S., we are talking about real destruction of both health and livelihood here at the hands of Big Oil.