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Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (May 24, 2018)

Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy
National | Federal Recognition

Redding Rancheria pays tribute to late former chairwoman Barbara Murphy (May 18, 2018)

Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
Canada | Environment

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan cruises to victory on primary night (May 16, 2018)

Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan makes history again with run for governor (May 14, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women
Arts & Entertainment | National

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women (May 14, 2018)

'Women are a goddess; the grocery cart and the woman carry the man, in a sense,' says Lakota musician Wanbli Ceya, who also performs as JuQ.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment (May 10, 2018)

President Trump's pick to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to take on harassment in a place where it seems all too common.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business
Business | National

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business (May 10, 2018)

Following strong sales online and in her store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Misty Mousseaux-Begay is relocating to a bigger city.

'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered
National

'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered (May 9, 2018)

It’s a story that seems to fly under the radar to the mainstream media. And the Lakota people are fed up with it.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing (May 8, 2018)

Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.

Mary Annette Pember: Little data on missing and murdered Native women and girls
National

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.

Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota
Law | National

Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota (May 8, 2018)

Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.

Graham Lee Brewer: Change comes too slow for missing and murdered sisters
Law | National

Graham Lee Brewer: Change comes too slow for missing and murdered sisters (May 7, 2018)

Little has been done at a policy level to address the high numbers of women who go missing in Indian Country.

High Country News: Program helps Native victims in rural villages
National

High Country News: Program helps Native victims in rural villages (May 4, 2018)

A new approach to empowering survivors in remote parts of Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
Health | National

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.

Mary Annette Pember: New tool tracks missing and murdered indigenous women
National

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..

Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics

Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters (April 26, 2018)

Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Business | Environment | National

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
World

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru (April 23, 2018)

Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)

A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case
Law | National

Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case (April 18, 2018)

With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)

'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy (April 13, 2018)

Much of the unwillingness to place the Lakota matriarchy in its rightful place historically, and culturally, comes from the restructuring of Lakota society after the matriarchy was forcibly abolished.

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term
Politics

Fawn Sharp re-elected as president of Quinault Nation for a fifth term (April 12, 2018)

Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

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.

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort'
National | Sports

Washington NFL team treated cheerleaders like 'calling for an escort' (April 10, 2018)

The Washington NFL team treated its cheerleaders like an escort service for paying fans, with one recalling being sent to a home where men were drinking.

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
Business

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)

The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)

When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities
Education | Opinion

Sherry Treppa: Native women continue to inspire our tribal communities (April 5, 2018)

The tradition of community empowerment driven by women is not only ingrained in the Pomo tribe, it is also deeply embedded in Native culture beyond our borders.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidate faces test in deep-red state of Idaho (April 3, 2018)

Paulette Jordan is running as a Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest, most Republican state in the country.

Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters
National

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.

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles (March 30, 2018)

Indigenous women are reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California
Health | National

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)

In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year
Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: Native candidates make waves in big year (March 27, 2018)

Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.

Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award
Arts & Entertainment | National

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.

Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs
National

Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 21, 2018)

Why High Country News is investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing
Canada | National

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.

Tribes cite progress since passage of Violence Against Women Act
Law | National | Politics

Tribes cite progress since passage of Violence Against Women Act (March 20, 2018)

Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
National | Politics

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
Health | National

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.'

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribes take action to fight human trafficking
Law | National

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.'

Jacqueline Keeler: Why reading Sherman Alexie was never enough
Arts & Entertainment | National

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.

Mary Annette Pember: Falling short on protecting Native women
Law | National

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.

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico
National | Politics

Pueblo woman put in charge of elections in largest city in New Mexico (March 7, 2018)

Charlotte Little, a citizen of the Pueblo of San Felipe, is the new city clerk for Albuquerque in New Mexico.

Team of indigenous women competes for first time in world roller derby
Canada | Sports | World

Team of indigenous women competes for first time in world roller derby (March 7, 2018)

A group of indigenous women from Canada, the United States and other countries competed in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup last month.

Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Arts & Entertainment | National

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.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement
Health | National

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indigenous women lead birthing movement (March 6, 2018)

'We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.'

Native women go on record with NPR about dealings with Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | National

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.

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court
Law | National

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court (March 5, 2018)

A Jemez Pueblo man who was convicted of murdering a woman from the Navajo Nation will remain behind bars after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Mary Annette Pember: 'It's hands off when reporting one of our own'
Opinion

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.

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
National

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)

The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption

Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment
Arts & Entertainment | National

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.

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature
National | Politics

Texas Tribune: Tigua woman aims to be first Native in Texas Legislature (February 26, 2018)

MarySue Femath is hoping to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history in 2018 (February 19, 2018)

Another Native American woman is ready to make history.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Law | National | Politics

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.