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Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native people Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native people (04/28)
Paul Gilk’s book is a must-read for any Native person looking to understand the origin of ‘civilization’ and its relentless assault on Native cultures.
Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (04/28)
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.
James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets (04/28)
People tell me when I write about pets it is better than when I write about politics or religion.
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (04/27)
Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (04/27)
James Singer is the first candidate to cite Standing Rock as the answer to the question, ‘why run?’
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (04/27)
An education process for Native people to help them to understand racism in America is in order.
Peter d'Errico: Oneida architect offers indigenous approach to law Peter d'Errico: Oneida architect offers indigenous approach to law (04/26)
Indigenous lawyers need to discard ways of solving problems superimposed by western thought, and follow the model of indigenous architects.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's name Columbus for what he truly was Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's name Columbus for what he truly was (04/26)
A culture of lies began with Christopher Colon and only after his death was his surname gentrified to Columbus.
André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority (04/25)
Native peoples must demand that their tribal councils adequately fund Native language programs.
Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition (04/24)
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (04/24)
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (04/24)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (04/24)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.
Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian (04/24)
Debating Native identity is a no-win for indigenous peoples as it rarely leads to harmony.
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (04/24)
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (04/21)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes Simon Moya-Smith: Media continues to peddle in Indian stereotypes (04/21)
'This is Indian country. This is enemy country,' a Fox News pundit said comparing Native Americans to the terrorist organization.
Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples Steven Newcomb: Bill in California dehumanizes indigenous peoples (04/21)
‘San Salvador’ is a symbol of the brutal and dominating legacy of a deadly by-gone era of Spanish and Catholic imperialism.
James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise (04/21)
If you think the justice and jail conditions are bad for Lakota now, read up on how they were most of last century, when people supposedly had superior morality.
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (04/20)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (04/20)
Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s April session.
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (04/19)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (04/18)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?
Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress Mark Trahant: There's always another election to change Congress (04/17)
The 2018 congressional elections already promise to be extraordinary.
Brian Lightfoot Brown: The unsung Indian heroes of the Boston Marathon Brian Lightfoot Brown: The unsung Indian heroes of the Boston Marathon (04/17)
The invisibility of Native athletes is common in major events like the Boston Marathon.
Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity (04/17)
When we go beyond confronting terrorism to blatantly celebrating the deaths of terrorists, and praising the beauty of our weapons that destroyed them, we are blurring the lines of humanity.
Harold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletes Harold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletes (04/17)
Indian Players like Shoni Schimmel are mostly absent from NCAA D1 college basketball, so how can we get them noticed?
Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greed Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greed (04/17)
First Peoples were always told that everything they needed for a good life was here and to be mindful and grateful; the Creator’s abundance was enough.
Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law (04/17)
‘Like a Loaded Weapon’ misses the critical target and exposes Indian rights when it comes to federal Indian law.
Tiffany Midge: I knew Rachel Dolezal back when she was indigenous Tiffany Midge: I knew Rachel Dolezal back when she was indigenous (04/17)
Rachel Dolezal, also known as Ms. Faith Eagle Nebula, donned her pretendian regalia for an interesting interview to say the least.
James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country (04/17)
A select group of rich and powerful people have taken over our country.
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (04/17)
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.
Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us (04/13)
I try real hard to remember the good times and different happenings that made an impact on me.
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (04/12)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (04/12)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

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