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Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor
National | Politics
Coeur d'Alene citizen Paulette Jordan makes historic run for governor (January 22, 2018)
A Coeur d’Alene woman seeking to become the first Native state governor in the nation’s history cites the example set by her grandmother for her decision to run.

Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children
Opinion
Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children (January 18, 2018)
I am older now, tired and worn out and many times I think back to simpler times when Lakota had family values, cared for their young and took care of their elders.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)
A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women bring back traditional birthing practices
Canada | Health | National
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.

Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship
Politics
Indian lawmaker in Minnesota governor's race discloses 'private' relationship (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.

YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo (January 12, 2018)
Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.

Native actress Irene Bedard lands role of co-president in star-studded video
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native actress Irene Bedard lands role of co-president in star-studded video (January 8, 2018)
A star-studded new video from JAY-Z features the legendary Native actress Irene Bedard.

Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families
Health | National
Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families (January 8, 2018)
Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.

One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries'
National
One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries' (December 22, 2017)
Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight
Law | National | Politics
Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)
The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor
Health | National
Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.

Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment
Law | National
Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment (December 18, 2017)
A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)
The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign
National | Sports
Rising Hearts activists claim victory with viral #GoRedhawks mascot campaign (December 15, 2017)
Rising Hearts, a women-led coalition of Native activists, set the internet ablaze this week with their viral #GoRedhawks campaign, which had many convinced that the Washington NFL team had eliminated its controversial name and mascot.

Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat
Politics
Minnesota governor passes over Native lawmaker with appointment to Senate seat (December 13, 2017)
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.

Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Minnesota could make history with first Native woman in Congress (December 11, 2017)
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics
Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Paulette Jordan launches historic campaign for governor of Idaho (December 8, 2017)
Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho. This is a big deal in so many ways.

James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women (December 4, 2017)
If the matriarchy was still in place, women would run everything local—the city council, county commission, school board, hospital board, even the local court system.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)
Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples
Opinion
Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)
The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people
National
Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people (November 20, 2017)
On January 2, 2009, Kayla White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.

Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada
Canada
Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada (November 15, 2017)
A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities (November 9, 2017)
Myra Brown was brought up to understand the importance of family and of actively acknowledging her Narragansett heritage

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects
Business | Environment | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)
Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures (October 19, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
Law | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims (September 27, 2017)
The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.

Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota
Arts & Entertainment | National
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.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability
Health | National | Politics
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?

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking (September 19, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights (September 12, 2017)
We have been celebrating our progress toward equality in the modern world, and even Native women are thankful for the work that people continue to do for women in America.

New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
Arts & Entertainment | National
New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)
A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.

Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking
National
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
Environment | Health | National
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.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)
Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Law | National
Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)
A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)
Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Sandra LaFleur: Let's return to our traditions by restoring power to Native women
Canada | Opinion
Sandra LaFleur: Let's return to our traditions by restoring power to Native women (August 14, 2017)
For First Nations, the end of the Indian Act is an opportunity to return to tradition and empower indigenous female leaders, Sandra LaFleur writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | National
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
Opinion
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.

Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence
Opinion
Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence (August 4, 2017)
Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble
Canada
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.

United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing
Business | Law
United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)
The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except...
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except... (July 24, 2017)
As indigenous sisters, we need to pull together and lift each other up, individually and collectively, Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom (July 17, 2017)
Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is back with another installment of some hilarious conversations with her mom on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)
The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California
Law | National
Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California (July 6, 2017)
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.

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