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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange
'There There' by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?
Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid
Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border
More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.
Andrew Woolford: Understanding genocide and the missing and murdered
One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors.
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive
No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.
Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Even men can find themselves in an abusive relationship
American Indian and Alaska Native men report high rates of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking, too.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue
The current movement to outlaw abortion is perceived by the Iroquois as an attempt by men to control the birthing process and to return women to their former condition of servitude.
Tim Giago: Surviving the 'Cabbage Pod' with a new member of the family
It was one of those events that are life changing, but totally unplanned.
Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything
When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.
Anthony Guy Lopez: Colonial depictions of Native people must come down
Two statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, depict Native people in an unfavorable light, argues scholar Anthony Guy Lopez.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.
Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service
The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is an invaluable asset to our citizens and communities.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure
A strong, modern infrastructure system is critical, especially when disaster strikes.
Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year
Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.
Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case
American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.
The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man
Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.
Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work
When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies
What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?
Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter
It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.
Rep. Tom Cole: The 'American dream' is all about free markets
Free markets allow consumers and producers to freely participate in mutually beneficial transactions, empowering entrepreneurs and innovators to create the future.
Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case
For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.
Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go
Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples
Many tribes are still in the process of trying to make colonial systems work for them.
Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation
I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.
Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country
America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Togiyapi ki le ihangunyanpi ktelo
We have to keep in mind the fact that our Lakota language was targeted for obliteration.
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
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