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Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes (07/27)
President Andrew Jackson would have loved Gov. Chris Christie.
Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues (07/27)
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.
Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City (07/27)
Much of the tension that exists between law enforcement and minority communities is based in the truth that the laws that are enforced in minority communities are not only different but also enforced differently.
Carly McIntosh: Native name brings me closer to Mother Earth Carly McIntosh: Native name brings me closer to Mother Earth (07/27)
Being placed in between two native elders, I was close to being given my own traditional spirit name.
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (07/27)
It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.
Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska (07/24)
The continuation of the State of Alaska’s response to the public safety vacuum in rural and remote Alaska is literally a matter of life and death.
Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance (07/24)
Because there are no established rules of procedure, tribal members can become victimized by their leadership
Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Editorial: Respect the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (07/24)
If the Lenni-Lenape are in limbo, end any doubt with legislation recognizing them.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work (07/24)
Cherokee Nation was the only tribal government to join 32 other state governments in receiving the DOL’s Jobs Driven National Emergency Grant funding.
E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site (07/24)
This is more or less what representatives of the United States government say every time they are doing something to land that native people believe to be holy.
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood (07/24)
I am not less Indian than an Indian because I have Wasicu blood, and I am not less Wasicu than a Wasicu because I have Indian blood.
George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate (07/24)
We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.
Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country Vince Two Eagles: Questions about 'Pezhi' in Indian Country (07/23)
I wanted to underscore by concern about the growing interest to use pot as a cash crop as part of some Native Nation's emerging strategy for economic growth and opportunity.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity (07/23)
Our children deserve to have people of integrity elected to the governing body of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Let’s not disappoint them.
Native Sun News Editorial: No honor in being called 'Redskin' Native Sun News Editorial: No honor in being called 'Redskin' (07/23)
In 1982, a column in the Lakota Times by Editor Tim Giago first addressed the issue of using American Indians as mascots for America’s fun and games.
Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes (07/23)
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.
Donna Ennis: It's time to take back our cultural sovereignty Donna Ennis: It's time to take back our cultural sovereignty (07/23)
To the degree that a tribal nation loses its sense of cultural identity equates a loss of sovereignty.
Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economies Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economies (07/22)
Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.
Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our people Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our people (07/22)
Honestly, growing up Native is sometimes really hard, because sometimes it seems like not many people understand our ways or sometimes because it seems like there’s only a few of us.
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.
Julianne Jennings: Confederate flag brings back racial trauma Julianne Jennings: Confederate flag brings back racial trauma (07/20)
The Confederate flag quickly became the symbol of white privilege and segregation, the oppression of Black people and the fight by Southern states to preserve slavery.
White House: A historic gathering for Native American youth White House: A historic gathering for Native American youth (07/20)
The gathering wasn’t just about listening. Rather, it was about spurring action and change.
Opinion: Custer is a long-lasting symbol of racism in the West Opinion: Custer is a long-lasting symbol of racism in the West (07/20)
It’s easy for us Westerners to wag fingers of political correctness at those states south of the Mason-Dixon line, criticizing their legacy of race relations.
Charles Trimble: A tribute to our great Indian woman leaders Charles Trimble: A tribute to our great Indian woman leaders (07/20)
In my eighty years, especially the forty-plus years of my involvement in Indian affairs, I have gotten to know many great Indian leaders who were women.
Opinion: Lac du Flambeau Band works to diversify economy Opinion: Lac du Flambeau Band works to diversify economy (07/20)
The Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corp. didn’t invent diversification, even in Indian Country, but its goal is to make it a reality for the tribe.
Ellen Guttillo Whitehouse: I was duped by Andrea Smith too Ellen Guttillo Whitehouse: I was duped by Andrea Smith too (07/20)
Andrea Smith and her sister, Justine Smith are NOT Cherokee.
Alex Jacobs: Forced labor remains an issue around the globe Alex Jacobs: Forced labor remains an issue around the globe (07/20)
Indigenous people survived slavery on this continent and it is part of our Historical Trauma yet it continues around the world as the seamy underbelly of Corporate Globalization.
Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe helps bring healing to Oregon town (07/17)
The Nez Perce have returned as a cultural and economic force, after working with whites in the area to purchase land at the edge of the Wallowa River.
Vi Waln: Native youth gain experience on trip to Washington Vi Waln: Native youth gain experience on trip to Washington (07/17)
Our children, teenagers and young people are the most valuable resource we have.
James Giago Davies: Sweat brings out a person's true nature James Giago Davies: Sweat brings out a person's true nature (07/17)
Makeshift sweat lodges dot the North American landscape. Modern Indians make due with what’s available.
Mark Trahant: Indian funding bill pulled in Confederate flag flap Mark Trahant: Indian funding bill pulled in Confederate flag flap (07/17)
The federal appropriations process may at its most convoluted point ever.
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again (07/16)
Over the years, this same small group of tribal opponents has pulled many stunts for the sake of drama and attention.
T. Lulani Arquette: Racism is rearing its ugly head all over again T. Lulani Arquette: Racism is rearing its ugly head all over again (07/16)
It seems like we have come full circle since the 1960’s and that history is indeed repeating itself.
Brandon Ecoffey: A real economy continues to elude Pine Ridge Brandon Ecoffey: A real economy continues to elude Pine Ridge (07/16)
For as long as I can remember mass economic development on the Pine Ridge Reservation has been idle.
Clara Caufield: Connecting with something from the 'other side' Clara Caufield: Connecting with something from the 'other side' (07/16)
Readers might recall that I recently wrote about Bonnie Red Elk, a Native journalist of tall standing and taller conviction, never afraid to put pen to paper in the most unusual way.

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