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Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (04/24)
Imagine living in a nation where extermination of your race and culture has been official government policy — a country where vestiges of those policies linger.

Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (04/24)
Congress will have to actually appropriate the kind of dollars to make youth a priority. Not just a story, but a future that’s bolstered by real numbers.

Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must act on legal marijuana (04/24)
The citizens of the Oglala Nation deserve to have a strong economy and legalized pot may be the quickest way to achieve it.

James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (04/24)
Back in the lost history of primitive human beings, the first true believer converted the deluded, and they seriously hurt some folks.

Ed Rice: Cleveland team comes up with excuse for racist mascot (04/24)
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.

Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse (04/23)
We don't need a statue for tourists to look at and take pictures by. Crazy Horse is in our heart and spirit.

Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (04/23)
Michelle Obama joins a short list of government public figures that have acknowledged the root causes of Native American struggles.

Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (04/23)
A gentleman by the name of Randolph Holy-Day laid a question in front of me and asked for my view on it.

Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (04/23)
Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.

Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (04/23)
There is a lot of work to be done to build a relationship of mutual trust, and the state has a responsibility to meet the tribes at least halfway.

White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth (04/22)
Native youth shared stories about strengthening their communities through public service and community engagement.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation language programs are working (04/22)
Part of my sworn oath as principal chief is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.

Editorial: Gulf of Mexico still at risk after massive 2010 oil spill (04/22)
In the run-up to the fifth anniversary on Monday of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, the 2010 BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the country has heard happy talk from the company most responsible for it.

Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (04/22)
Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.

Bob Gough: Indigenous people most affected by climate change (04/22)
From the Alaskan Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, indigenous American communities brace to relocate to higher ground as communities.

Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (04/21)
In fiscal year 2014, there were more than 31,000 methamphetamine-related encounters in the Indian health care system.

Winona LaDuke: Ojibwe people return to our sacred homeland (04/21)
Long ago, during the time of prophecy, the Anishinaabeg were told to follow the Migis shell which appeared in the sky.

Donna Loring: Being Native in Maine means living with racism (04/21)
When other minorities rally and complain they get attention and usually manage to change things. Not so in Maine.

Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees take environment seriously (04/21)
Earth Day was born and on April 22, 1970, and 20 million Americans came out in support of the Earth.

Steve Russell: The broken myths of race and racial supremacy (04/21)
Race used to be a big part of the mainstream scientific narrative about how human existence was ordered.

Harlan McKosato: Unprecedented Navajo Nation election cycle (04/21)
The Navajo Nation is in a tug-of-war that goes beyond just politics. The struggle is about more than just language fluency.

Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (04/20)
In many articles published this year and last about drought and potential water shortages in Arizona, particularly involving the Colorado River, there's one thing the writers constantly omit.

Matt Remle: Disenrollment is a tool of colonialism and conquest (04/20)
The United States began planting the seeds of disenrollment during the Indian removal and allotment eras, in furtherance of indigenous land dispossession and assimilation.

Steven Newcomb: Tribal sovereignty or original independence? (04/20)
To this day we are rightfully free of the colonizers’ imposed words and ideas of domination. It’s just many of us have not yet grasped and acted on this critical point.

Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation (04/20)
On a low-lying bank of the Ramapo River are the tribal ceremonial grounds and long house of Ramapough Lunaape people.

John Guenther: Tribes should not allow marijuana on their land (04/20)
With heightened acceptance more and more youth are abusing the drug. Eventually drug laws will be enforced and an entire industry will come tumbling down.

Dolph Hatfield: A conversation about NFL team's racist mascot (04/20)
Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his early 60’s, was sitting in his usual seat, wearing his customary Indian headdress and burgundy Washington team jacket with its 'Redskin' emblems.

Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (04/17)
It’s been a long, hard slog for the Monacan Indian Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock and Nansemond tribes during the past decades in their quest to gain federal recognition.

Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan (04/17)
A study of Isabella County residents has revealed that racism and discrimination against Native Americans needs to be addressed.

Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player (04/17)
Less than one percent of college basketball players represent Native American people in a sport that we pride ourselves in.

Brandon Ecoffey: Vincent Brewer was a family man and a cowboy (04/17)
Vincent Brewer Sr. accomplished so much in his life. As a young man he served valiantly in the U.S. Navy, he played for a team that managed to pull out a victory over the Harlem Globe Trotters, and he would go on to be a longtime Chief Judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Clara Caufield: A faithful servant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (04/17)
For the past 43 years, anyone who has called the Northern Cheyenne Tribal office in Lame Deer has heard the quiet, gentle and friendly voice of Barbara Onebear Spang, central office receptionist.

Delphine Red Shirt: Restoring our sacred peak to its original name (04/17)
Today, it is as if we are waking up again because we are losing our language. If we lose our language we lose our culture.

Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (04/17)
The horrors of President Jackson’s Removal and the widespread and sometimes violent resistance to allotment of our reservations that created Oklahoma were threats to our immediate ancestors we learned about at home or did not learn.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Death rituals among the Mohawk people (04/16)
As Iroquois (Onkweh) we are taught our souls are not of this earth but originated in another dimension to which we return when our time on this land is completed.

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