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James Giago Davies: Let's hurry up and hate the Muslim people (01/30)
Religions are born of the history, culture and geopolitical realities of a particular region, and can be warped by centuries of social oppression and economic exploitation.

Luis Alejo: Apologize to the Chumash Tribe for 'hurtful' remarks (01/30)
The ugly truth is that Native people were placed on reservations that look nothing like their original homelands.

Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logo (01/29)
Sometime in the 19th century, on the soggy, green coast of Vancouver Island, an artist sat down with some fresh cedar.

Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota (01/29)
Nearly every household on the Pine Ridge Reservation is seriously affected by the devastating results of alcoholism.

John Barrasso: Empowering Indian Country in the GOP Congress (01/29)
During this Congress, the Committee will hold hearings and meet with tribal leaders on how Congress can help empower tribes.

Albert Bender: Stop glorification of Indian killer Andrew Jackson (01/28)
The seventh president of the United States is reviled by American Indians across the country.

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw: Our kids should be able to go anywhere (01/28)
In our traditional way, children are sacred. In the American way, having a family is a priority.

Tara Houska: Respect treaties and reject Keystone XL Pipeline (01/28)
Tell them to end the cycle of disregarding tribal nations and the treaties this country signed.

Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (01/28)
Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and/or substance use disorders is critical for everyone.

Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment (01/28)
This is the Climate Moment. A possible turning point.

Sami Jo Difuntorum: Support needed for Indian housing update (01/28)
Since October 2013, the most effective program for providing safe, affordable, quality housing in Indian country, the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act, has not been reauthorized.

Editorial: Wildlife refuge in Alaska deserves stronger protections (01/27)
Wilderness designation is the highest level of protection the government can confer on public land. It would bar commercial development of any kind.

Isadore Boni: An Apache AIDS survivor completes first marathon (01/27)
In June 2014, I decided to train for my first full marathon of twenty-six point two miles. I knew it would be difficult.

Jennifer Denetdale: Film glosses over violence in border towns (01/27)
The film follows three Navajo characters looking for meaningful lives in a town that borders the Navajo Nation.

Brandon Ecoffey: Major issues ignored in State of Indian Nations (01/26)
As a member organization representing hundreds of tribes across the country, it’s inevitable that NCAI must juggle the interests of some tribal nations that are in conflict with the interests of others.

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process (01/26)
The federal government established fee to trust to help impoverished Indians get off the welfare rolls, not to help wealthy Indians get off tax rolls.

Editorial: Alaska tribe makes tough decision to banish bad actors (01/26)
It’s good to see communities resolving among themselves to take what action they can to make their villages stronger and safer.

Mateo Romero: Era of white American male rule coming to an end (01/26)
White male sniper Chris Kyle is the ideological descendant of Custer and the Seventh Cavalry.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court decision influenced by religion (01/26)
2015 marks the 60th year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States under the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Jay Daniels: A tribute to Crow basketball legend Elvis D. Old Bull (01/23)
A few years ago, I happened to be at an open men's basketball tournament in Billings, Montana.

Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country (01/23)
We need a structure to prepare people for jobs that don’t yet exist.

James Giago Davies: Washington team insults the first Americans (01/23)
It is hard to imagine how people could argue in favor of a flagrantly racist nickname like the Redskins.

Richard Thornton: People of One Fire expose the forgotten history (01/23)
Explaining the origins of a research group dedicated to Southeast Native history and culture.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country can't get enough of Seattle Seahawks (01/23)
The Seattle Seahawks, as they get ready to crush the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, are undoubtedly the most Indian-nest professional sports team in the entire world.

Harlan McKosato: Apache woman develops 'indispensible' guide (01/22)
If you are looking for present day, solid information about the 566 federally recognized Indian tribes in the U.S. you need look no further than Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country.

Opinion: Blood Run landmark a place of reverence for area tribes (01/22)
One of the most significant places of beauty and history in our state is located along the Big Sioux River in the northwest corner of Iowa.

Ivan Star: Indian Country must put more effort in public relations (01/22)
We have a severe need to develop and establish our own data regarding areas of public concern

Steven Newcomb: Indian policy is unmistakenly linked to religion (01/22)
The Old Testament basis of federal Indian law is the reason why the territories and sacred places of our Original Nations have never been protected from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports bond for schools (01/21)
We believe that a quality educational system is essential for our current and future generations.

Clara Caufield: Run recalls days of horror for Northern Cheyenne (01/21)
This second week in January is when the Northern Cheyenne remember the Fort Robinson Breakout and Massacre, often simply called 'The Breakout' needing no further explanation to us.

Brandon Ecoffey: Officer shooting reveals anti-Indian sentiment (01/21)
Although the independent Native media reported an alternative account of what took place that night, the Native community in Rapid City was once again left out of the conversation.

Jacqueline Keeler: Keystone fight is about more than a pipeline (01/21)
The danger of the Keystone XL pipeline is a real one.

Opinion: Work with Shakopee Tribe on land-into-trust agreement (01/20)
Mayor Ken Hedberg of Prior Lake discloses ongoing negotiations for a land use agreement with the tribe.

Benjamin Agimuk: Regional tribal government can work in Alaska (01/20)
Alaska's tribes are the weakest in the nation. We were never treated as sovereign until well after statehood.

Letter: Name island in New York in honor of a Great Clan Mother (01/20)
Changing the name of Squaw Island is important to me because I’ve been exploring the deep history of Buffalo-Niagara for the past 25 years.

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