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YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance'
YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance' (November 22, 2019)

A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.


Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW
Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW (November 12, 2019)

The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities exercise food sovereignty (October 31, 2019)

Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.


'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.'
'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.' (October 29, 2019)

The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders' (September 30, 2019)

Indian-White History of America isn’t unique but the truth is, our history is not behind us and it is not forgiven.


Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft
Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft (September 27, 2019)

Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.


How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws
How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws (September 26, 2019)

The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.


Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House
Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House (August 15, 2019)

I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.


The Revelator: Books provide insight into #NoDAPL movement and food sovereignty
The Revelator: Books provide insight into #NoDAPL movement and food sovereignty (August 5, 2019)

New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.


Indian Country Today: 'Stringing Rosaries' focuses on Indian boarding schools
Indian Country Today: 'Stringing Rosaries' focuses on Indian boarding schools (July 25, 2019)

Denise Lajimodiere has kept her promise to Indian boarding school survivors with this sacred oath of a book.


Mary Otto: Dental care program saves lives in Alaska Native communities
Mary Otto: Dental care program saves lives in Alaska Native communities (July 23, 2019)

In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee
Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee (July 8, 2019)

Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.


Library of Congress names Joy Harjo as first Native U.S. Poet Laureate
Library of Congress names Joy Harjo as first Native U.S. Poet Laureate (June 19, 2019)

Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has been named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange (June 14, 2019)

'There There' by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples (May 20, 2019)

Many tribes are still in the process of trying to make colonial systems work for them.


Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice
Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice (May 14, 2019)

This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.


The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media
The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media (May 10, 2019)

Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.


Peter d'Errico: Chief George Manuel broke new ground with 1974 book
Peter d'Errico: Chief George Manuel broke new ground with 1974 book (April 9, 2019)

'The Fourth World' by George Manuel richly deserves its status as a foundational work.


YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous library offers safe space and a learning experience
YES! Magazine: Indigenous library offers safe space and a learning experience (March 22, 2019)

Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.


Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt
Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt (February 12, 2019)

'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Peter d'Errico: New book explores struggles facing Native nations and peoples
Peter d'Errico: New book explores struggles facing Native nations and peoples (January 8, 2019)

American Apartheid by Stephanie Woodard demonstrates that Native Nations and Peoples are alive and active today.


Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s
Author's grandparents stood up to 'colonial power' in early 1900s (December 13, 2018)

Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.


YES! Magazine: How Standing Rock changed one doctor's life
YES! Magazine: How Standing Rock changed one doctor's life (December 6, 2018)

Dr. Tara Sood rushed to volunteer with the Indigenous-led protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


YES! Magazine: How to bring indigenous wisdom to philanthropy
YES! Magazine: How to bring indigenous wisdom to philanthropy (November 28, 2018)

Native attitudes toward healing can help put philanthropy on a more sacred path.


Graham Lee Brewer: The search for Native identity on city streets
Graham Lee Brewer: The search for Native identity on city streets (November 16, 2018)

Tommy Orange deftly captures the urban-Indigenous experience in his debut novel, There There.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Book about Vine Deloria's influence a page turner
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Book about Vine Deloria's influence a page turner (November 12, 2018)

Vine Deloria, Jr., the Native author, theologian, historian, and activist, was a star of his time.


Cherokee author named to shortlist for National Book Award
Cherokee author named to shortlist for National Book Award (October 10, 2018)

Brandon Hobson is among the five finalists for National Book Award in fiction.


Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist
Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist (September 17, 2018)

Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.


Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award
Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award (September 14, 2018)

Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.


American Indian Heritage Day at Montana State University
American Indian Heritage Day at Montana State University (September 11, 2018)

Indigenous languages will be the focus of Montana State University’s 2018 American Indian Heritage Day observance.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares story of our survival
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares story of our survival (September 10, 2018)

From ancient traditions to forced removal and assimilation to survival and to self-determination, the Cherokee Nation’s strong sense of identity and governance are undeniable.


Cheyenne-Arapaho author lands on shortlist for first novel 'There, There'
Cheyenne-Arapaho author lands on shortlist for first novel 'There, There' (September 7, 2018)

Tommy Orange is earning critical praise for his debut novel about urban Indians.


Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country
Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country (September 4, 2018)

A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.


Chelsey Luger: Colonization destroyed Native food systems
Chelsey Luger: Colonization destroyed Native food systems (August 27, 2018)

A new book digs into the paradoxes of American Indian diets most people don’t know.


James Giago Davies: My mother found sanctuary in a boarding school library
James Giago Davies: My mother found sanctuary in a boarding school library (July 31, 2018)

Born at Wounded Knee in 1930, Ethel Giago had her feet in two different worlds. Books transported her to new ones.


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: I am not afraid to be radical
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: I am not afraid to be radical (July 17, 2018)

The epic nature of settler colonialism requires radical responses.


'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy
'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy (June 18, 2018)

Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the a new children's book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.


Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert
Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert (June 14, 2018)

Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie (April 11, 2018)

Sherman Alexie is an Indian writer who gets to have it both ways.


Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame
Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame (March 30, 2018)

Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.


Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award
Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award (March 21, 2018)

The American Indian Library Association has rescinded an award given to Sherman Alexie after he admitted he engaged in questionable behaviors.


Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough
Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough (March 12, 2018)

As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.


Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal (March 6, 2018)

Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.


Native women go on record with NPR about dealings with Sherman Alexie
Native women go on record with NPR about dealings with Sherman Alexie (March 5, 2018)

Three women went on the record with NPR about their dealings with Sherman Alexie and said they felt pressured into sexual situations with the award-winning writer.


Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment
Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment (February 28, 2018)

One of Indian Country’s most celebrated authors is facing a mounting wave of allegations of sexual harassment.


Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.


Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)

Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.


James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken
James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken (December 5, 2017)

Pittsburgh was once called Fort Pitt, and at that fort, on September 17, 1778, the Delaware Nation signed their first treaty with the Confederacy of States.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration
Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration (November 22, 2017)

In Rivers, Wings & Sky, showcased at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, poet Norma C. Wilson and artist Nancy Losacker reveal a shared passion for protecting the natural heritage of the Northern Great Plains.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)

Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.


Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book
Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book (October 30, 2017)

Even back in 1881, and it is still true to this day, the best friend the tribes of North America ever had was a White person of impassioned conscience.


Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors'
Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors' (October 25, 2017)

Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.


Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)

Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.


James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa
James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa (September 11, 2017)

Last month, my friend Ed McGaa set out on his final journey, a journey touched upon many times in the books he wrote about Lakota spirituality.


Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book
Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book (August 28, 2017)

With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state (August 8, 2017)

A poll by Morning Consult looked at the popularity of each senator in his or her home state and put Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake in the bottom three – trailing only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.