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Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
Owning about 75 percent of Indian mass media, tribal governments are a key barrier to independent reporting in American Indian outlets, according to a new report.
We Lakota celebrate Christmas because it was an important part of our culture to give and share gifts on special occasions.
When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'
Native people stopped going to hockey games in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a racist incident.
None of us Indian boarding school boys ever forgot about how we bartered with cubes of butter.
There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.
We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.
What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.
Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.
Back in 1998 and 1999 something happened to cause the deaths of so many homeless and Native American men.
A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.
I hope I am not considered vain for thinking back on those precious few days of the good, the bad and the ugly that have been a greater part of my life as a Lakota journalist.
Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.
The Native community has continued to rally around a Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.
Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.
The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.
A Native American Day Parade will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 8.
There is a lot of dirty laundry hidden away in a hamper and stashed in dark basements across Indian Country.
Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.
Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.
Perhaps racism is contagious in that it came ashore with the first settlers and spread across America as the settlers moved west.
A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.
It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.
The people behind the Crazy Horse Memorial continue to make mistakes because they do not have a traditional Lakota elder on hand as an advisor.
When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.
It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.
Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.
April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
The electronic media in Indian country is like an infant that has just learned to walk.
Over the years I have written about the epidemic that is the scourge of Indian Country: Diabetes
It seems that the newspaper I founded on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981 has been kicked from pillar to post since I sold it to the Oneida Nation in 1998.
Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.
Dr. Harriett Skye, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was a groundbreaker for many in Indian Country.
There is still a lot of injustice in Indian Country and the American Indian Movement can still be a leader in the fight.
Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.
As I sat sipping on my freshly brewed coffee beans my mind drifted back to my personal history with coffee.
In the early 1950s the federal government, through its agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, decided, in its infinite wisdom, to evacuate the Indian reservations.
This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.
I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.
A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.
Thanks to the boarding school survivors for helping me remember these spooky tales from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.
I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.
The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.
When radio first started to make an impact on its listeners around 1929 there was a great fear that it would be used in a lot of ways to circumvent free speech.
I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.
The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.
Old Joe Arguello had a predilection for goat’s milk. I didn’t know this until I traded two rabbits for a female goat I named Susie.
In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.
Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.
April has been a month of many sad memories to me.
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.