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Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands
Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands (July 18, 2019)

July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.


Mary Annette Pember: Native spirituality appropriated by beauty and wellness industry
Mary Annette Pember: Native spirituality appropriated by beauty and wellness industry (June 4, 2019)

Native Americans are troubled by the beauty and wellness industry’s marketing of practices and items associated with their prayer rituals.


Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era (May 31, 2019)

In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.


Indian Country Today: Addressing a terrible truth in tribal communities
Indian Country Today: Addressing a terrible truth in tribal communities (May 30, 2019)

What does traditional accountability look like in the modern world?


Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints
Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints (May 29, 2019)

A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.


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


Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable
Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable (April 29, 2019)

Amateur white American archaeologists and collectors are still influenced by the right of conquest mentality.


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


Seasonal complaint: 'Missionaries are on our reservation!'
Seasonal complaint: 'Missionaries are on our reservation!' (March 11, 2019)

The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Mary Annette Pember: My mother died while surviving civilization
Mary Annette Pember: My mother died while surviving civilization (March 8, 2019)

Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women reclaim their menstruation traditions
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women reclaim their menstruation traditions (February 20, 2019)

'Women have great power during their moons,' explains Patty Smith of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.


Mary Annette Pember: #MAGA youth and the Catholic Church's legacy in Iudian Country
Mary Annette Pember: #MAGA youth and the Catholic Church's legacy in Iudian Country (February 4, 2019)

It’s time the students who mocked and disrespected an elder of the Omaha Nation learn the whole truth of this history.


Mary Annette Pember: Water protectors fight final stretch of Dakota Access Pipeline
Mary Annette Pember: Water protectors fight final stretch of Dakota Access Pipeline (January 9, 2019)

Indigenous water protectors and allies have been protesting, suing and, in some cases, doing felony-level direct action, to halt the completion of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.


Mary Annette Pember: Include Native history in our schools
Mary Annette Pember: Include Native history in our schools (November 22, 2018)

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be celebrated at the expense of Native peoples.


Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women return to sacred island
Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women return to sacred island (November 16, 2018)

The Jingle Dress Project immerses Native and non-Native people in the history of Madeline Island in Wisconsin.


Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night
Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night (November 13, 2018)

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.


Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe
Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe (October 31, 2018)

Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.


Mary Annette Pember: Opioid crisis affects mothers and newborns in Indian Country
Mary Annette Pember: Opioid crisis affects mothers and newborns in Indian Country (October 17, 2018)

Inadequate funding for the Indian Health Service hinders treatment and addiction programs for expecting mothers in tribal communities.


Mary Annette Pember: Native women are revitalizing their ceremonies
Mary Annette Pember: Native women are revitalizing their ceremonies (September 28, 2018)

Native women revitalize ceremony to resist the legacy of patriarchy that supports a long-entrenched history of abuse.


Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis
Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis (September 26, 2018)

Alissa Skipintheday was friendly and outgoing. She loved to take photos and dreamed of becoming a beautician.


'We need action': Native women seek solutions on Capitol Hill
'We need action': Native women seek solutions on Capitol Hill (September 20, 2018)

Native advocates are keeping an eye on efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.


'We’ve forgotten that we are all healers': Herbalists accompany Canoe Journey
'We’ve forgotten that we are all healers': Herbalists accompany Canoe Journey (July 30, 2018)

Native herbalists are doing more than just healing sore muscles. They are decolonizing herbalism.


'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns
'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns (July 11, 2018)

With a new report highlighting the struggles facing Native mothers and their newborns, communities are turning to tribal traditions for support.


Mary Annette Pember: A remaining bastion of white male hegemony in America
Mary Annette Pember: A remaining bastion of white male hegemony in America (July 2, 2018)

A parade of men, white and mostly over 35 years old, wept at the thought of losing their racist mascot.


Mary Annette Pember: Indian Country Today set for relaunch on June 4
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Country Today set for relaunch on June 4 (May 23, 2018)

Mark your calendars: the new Indian Country Today debuts at the mid-year session of the National Congress of American Indians.


YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.


Mary Annette Pember: Little data on missing and murdered Native women and girls
Mary Annette Pember: Little data on missing and murdered Native women and girls (May 8, 2018)

Little is known about existing protocols for reporting missing Native women and girls, or the process for collecting current data.


Mary Annette Pember: New tool tracks missing and murdered indigenous women
Mary Annette Pember: New tool tracks missing and murdered indigenous women (May 1, 2018)

As of April 2018, Annita Lucchesi has found 2,501 cases of missing and murdered women and two spirit people in the United States and Canada..


Mary Annette Pember: #Omnibus funds program for Native crime victims
Mary Annette Pember: #Omnibus funds program for Native crime victims (April 6, 2018)

'We were literally crying in gratitude when we heard the news,' an advocate for Native women told Rewire.


Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters
Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters (April 2, 2018)

Reports of missing and murdered Native women don’t garner the same attention and response as those of white women.


Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing
Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing (March 21, 2018)

Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.


Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)

'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'


Mary Annette Pember: Tribes take action to fight human trafficking
Mary Annette Pember: Tribes take action to fight human trafficking (March 15, 2018)

'The U.S. government has forgotten about us for centuries. We are always last.'


Mary Annette Pember: Falling short on protecting Native women
Mary Annette Pember: Falling short on protecting Native women (March 12, 2018)

Proponents remain hopeful about the future and the potential for the Tribal Law and Order Act and other legislation to help Native women.


Mary Annette Pember: 'It's hands off when reporting one of our own'
Mary Annette Pember: 'It's hands off when reporting one of our own' (March 2, 2018)

Although we’ve been yelling about this for a long time, the non-Native world has only recently begun to listen.


Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Health Service still lacks a permanent leader (January 17, 2018)

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Indian Health Service has left many wondering what qualifications the agency's director should meet.


Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices
Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices (January 16, 2018)

Native women across the United States and Canada are putting their skills to work in challenging the status quo of mainstream medicine.


Mary Annette Pember: I saw what resilience looks like in Native communities
Mary Annette Pember: I saw what resilience looks like in Native communities (January 8, 2018)

On their reservations and in their wider communities, I saw how Native people protected and nurtured each other.


Mary Annette Pember: Tlingit community finally invited to Alaska Day ceremony
Mary Annette Pember: Tlingit community finally invited to Alaska Day ceremony (November 28, 2017)

Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on the inclusion of Tlingit people in the Alaska Day ceremony in Sitka for the first time in 150 years.


Mary Annette Pember: Try something new for Native American Heritage Month
Mary Annette Pember: Try something new for Native American Heritage Month (November 13, 2017)

I tend to lie low during Native American History Month and dodge the Moon of Explaining Indians to White People. But not this year.


Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota (September 25, 2017)

The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Honor the Earth unveiled a mural that demonstrates the resilience of Native women, Mary Annette Pember reports.


Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability
Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability (September 21, 2017)

What is the Trump team doing about the Indian Health Service, which has suffered from chronic mismanagement and underfunding?


Mary Annette Pember: Embracing a new role after death of Indian news source
Mary Annette Pember: Embracing a new role after death of Indian news source (September 7, 2017)

Indian Country Today hiatus is a blow to nuanced coverage of indigenous peoples, independent journalist Mary Annette Pember writes.


Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking
Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking (September 5, 2017)

Lisa Heth bought a rundown motel and transformed it into a shelter for sex trafficking victims, Mary Annette Pember reports.


Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River
Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River (August 29, 2017)

The near-extinction of mouse beans along the Missouri River is a metaphor for the devastating impact of US development of tribal lands, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge
Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge (August 15, 2017)

Building on her successes in the business world, Twila True, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is hoping to bring change to the homelands of her people.


Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)

The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women are the ones who hold everything together
Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women are the ones who hold everything together (August 7, 2017)

Ojibwe women survived European attempts to undermine their role as ‘one who holds things together,’ Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble
Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble (August 3, 2017)

A national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come under fire in recent weeks as Native leaders and even a former commissioner question its direction.


Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact (July 17, 2017)

High rates of violent crime -- including 17 homicides last year -- have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into talks with local law enforcement.


Mary Annette Pember: The Indian Child Welfare Act strengthens our families
Mary Annette Pember: The Indian Child Welfare Act strengthens our families (June 22, 2017)

The Indian Child Welfare Act was not created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock
Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock (May 11, 2017)

Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline construction spill mucks up Ohio wetlands.


Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)

Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.


Mary Annette Pember: Native artists join forces to change the world
Mary Annette Pember: Native artists join forces to change the world (May 1, 2017)

Grassroots organization founded by First Nations artists synonymous with indigenous resistance.


Mary Annette Pember: Indian Child Welfare Act heals our families
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Child Welfare Act heals our families (April 25, 2017)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is not a frivolous law begotten by misguided liberals, but a way to heal communities.


Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (March 24, 2017)

The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society sets a path for redemption for Native youth sex offenders.


Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)

'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'


Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country
Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country (March 20, 2017)

Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a time-tested Ojibwe tradition.


Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down (February 21, 2017)

The long-term implications of the election of Donald Trump as president and the inexorable corporate-driven greed of the Dakota Access pipeline have left me feeling vulnerable and in need of solace.