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Opinion: HUD loan program a small step to boost Indian housing (08/29)
Tim Richmond of 1st Tribal explains the need for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

Lauren Jones: Affordable Care Act benefits Native Americans too (08/29)
Lauren Jones of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma explains how the Affordable Care Act helps Native Americans secure additional health coverage.

Mike Johanns: Retracing steps of great Ponca Chief Standing Bear (08/29)
An imprisoned Native American chief, an unlikely cadre of Nebraskans and a harrowing journey led to one of America’s earliest civil rights victories 135 years ago.

Steven Newcomb: NFL mascot a symptom of deeper problem in US (08/29)
Steven Newcomb connects the Washington NFL controversy to domination over Native people.

Cara Cowan Watts: Laying the groundwork for college scholarship (08/28)
Cherokee Nation Council member Cara Cowan Watts shares college scholarship tips.

Rudolph Ryser: Indigenous nations need leverage to bring change (08/28)
Rudolph Ryser explores the realities of the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Misty Lynn Ellingburg: 'Four Winds' is a literary magazine for us (08/27)
Misty Lynn Ellingburg, a member of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of Washington, seeks submissions for the next issue of Four Winds Literary Magazine.

Tim Giago: Greedy lawyers and government ruin Cobell settlement (08/27)
The process of settling the so-called Cobell settlement has turned into a joke.

Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian education (08/27)
It is not too late for President Obama to declare Indian education a national priority.

Gabe Galanda: Academia won't tackle tribal disenrollment issues (08/27)
Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts youth to work for summer (08/27)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker thanks young interns for working at tribal enterprises over the summer.

Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range (08/26)
Tom France of the National Wildlife Federation says the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes deserve a management role at the National Bison Range in Montana.

Jodi Lee Spotted Bear: Supporting Native language immersion (08/26)
Native journalist Jodi Lee Spotted Bear calls for passage of the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois on both sides for War of 1812 (08/26)
Iroquois on both sides of the Canada-US border were drawn into the War of 1812.

Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Jose Barreiro: Indigenous leaders hold historic meeting in Cuba (08/26)
Jose Barreiro discusses a meeting of indigenous leaders from across the Americas in Cuba.

Charles Trimble: Pine Ridge -- the Hollywood of Indian Country (08/26)
Now comes Pine Ridge, the up-and-coming HollyRez of Indian Country.

Oliver Semans: Seeing the light on Native voting rights struggle (08/25)
Oliver Semans, the executive director of Four Directions, sees the tide turning on Native voting rights.

Mark Trahant: Tapping the power of social media for Native vote (08/25)
Beyond disease and public health, social media could be used to challenge American Indians and Alaska Natives to register and vote at levels that are unprecedented.

John Hopkins: Navajo Nation Council delegate makes bad choice (08/25)
Which Navajo Nation Council delegate tried to take a television from a hotel room?

James Mills: Non-Indian firm helps tribes create stronger nations (08/25)
James Mills, the owner of Creating Stronger Nations, responds to criticism from professor David E. Wilkins about non-Indian companies auditing tribal enrollment records.

Tim Giago: Farewell to my childhood friend Eugene Long Soldier (08/25)
My childhood friend Eugene Long Soldier died last week. He was one of the more fortunate Lakota who lived to the age of 80.

Washington Post: Editorial board will no longer use R-word 'slur' (08/22)
The Washington Post explains why it will no longer use the name of the local NFL team except when it is essential.

Melanie Yazzie: Border town violence connected to colonization (08/22)
Melanie Yazzie explores the murders of three Navajo Nation men in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico.

Gyasi Ross: Native people are all too familiar with police brutality (08/22)
Gyasi Ross explains why the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer resonates among Native people.

Ray Young Bear: No tribal member wants to be known by R-word (08/22)
Ray Young Bear, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, discusses the Washington NFL team name.

Brandon Ecoffey: Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler is a fast-rising star (08/22)
Finding accurate portrayals of Native people on any media format is often a difficult task to accomplish.

Matthew Murguia: The facts are clear on Washington NFL mascot (08/22)
Longtime federal government employee explains why the Washington NFL team must eliminate its racist mascot.

Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe defends its homeland from big energy (08/21)
Writer discusses how the Nez Perce Tribe stopped big energy from shipping megaloads through its reservation in Idaho.

Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Mike Wise: Longtime NFL referee avoided Washington's games (08/21)
A veteran NFL referee explains why he declined to officiate games with the Washington team.

Walt Lamar: Remove Gary Edwards from law enforcement group (08/21)
Walt Lamar says Gary Edwards has sold the National Native American Law Enforcement Association to the Washington NFL team.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's police force is in shambles (08/21)
The entire reservation Public Safety system is in shambles and is in dire need of repair

Mark Chavaree: Penobscot Nation fights to save namesake river (08/20)
Mark Chavaree, a member of the Penobscot Nation, explains why the tribe is defending its right to the Penobscot River:

Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (08/20)
Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.

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