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Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's journey to Standing Rock Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's journey to Standing Rock (09/23)
'My hope is that traveling to Standing Rock may open up a world of pride for Maangozit.'
Dean Suagee: Native input needed to guide future of our parks Dean Suagee: Native input needed to guide future of our parks (09/23)
'The Next 100 Coalition’s vision of greater diversity and inclusiveness in taking care of and using our national public lands is a good vision.'
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (09/23)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.
Jeffrey Whalen: A failed experiment in socialism at Pine Ridge Jeffrey Whalen: A failed experiment in socialism at Pine Ridge (09/23)
When looking for the true definition of Socialism a person can find a lot of slightly different variations to explain exactly what it is.
Harlan McKosato: President Obama must keep his promises to our people Harlan McKosato: President Obama must keep his promises to our people (09/23)
'We need to know where you stand President Obama.'
Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for tribes in Virginia (09/22)
'It is time for the government to put this issue to rest and acknowledge the legitimacy of the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan and the Nansemond tribes.'
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (09/22)
It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.
Dave Archambault Sr.: History unfolds on Standing Rock land Dave Archambault Sr.: History unfolds on Standing Rock land (09/22)
The American Indian world will never be the same.
David Ganje: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand for water rights David Ganje: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes a stand for water rights (09/22)
Upper Great Plains tribes today must be vigilant in obtaining reserved but yet undetermined water rights.
Harold Monteau: #NoDAPL movement draws a line in the sand Harold Monteau: #NoDAPL movement draws a line in the sand (09/22)
'There is an opportunity here to turn this into a bona fide 'National' movement to resist these kinds of projects...'
Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic Opinion: New Mexico tribes join fight against opioid epidemic (09/21)
'It doesn’t matter where you live – East Liverpool or Washington D.C., in rural or urban America or Indian country – nearly everyone has been touched by this national epidemic.'
James Giago Davies: The 'blame game' goes on in Indian Country James Giago Davies: The 'blame game' goes on in Indian Country (09/21)
Indians are no strangers to the blame game themselves, and well intentioned, but misguided Wasicu social activists make matters that much worse.
Alex Jacobs: Scenes from Standing Rock resemble Selma in 1960s Alex Jacobs: Scenes from Standing Rock resemble Selma in 1960s (09/20)
'For every person talking about #NoDAPL and #Standing Rock, nine are arguing over various media distractions.'
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (09/20)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe (09/20)
It’s fast coming up on the new election term for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggle Mark Trahant: Telling the next chapter in the #NoDAPL struggle (09/19)
In four decades of reporting I have never seen a story with as wide a gulf over what is occurring at Standing Rock.
David Gipp: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands up for life and water David Gipp: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands up for life and water (09/19)
'It is a time that calls for addressing our public policy on energy for the future of the nation.'
Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in court Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in court (09/19)
'The Standing Rock lawsuit presents an opportunity to critique how Indian Nations represent themselves in legal battles.'
Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son Arne Vainio: A father wishes for 'more time' after burying his son (09/19)
I saw his obituary in a Sunday paper that was almost a year old.
CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (09/19)
This week we continue our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.
Clara Caufield: Ancestors leave footprints in Montana mountains Clara Caufield: Ancestors leave footprints in Montana mountains (09/19)
As I pen it is Friday at Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch, McLeod, Montana, located in the heart of the Gallatin National Forest.
Dave Archambault Sr.: A disaster placed on Standing Rock's doorstep Dave Archambault Sr.: A disaster placed on Standing Rock's doorstep (09/19)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe worries constantly about what the esteemed and honorable leaders of America will end up doing.
Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fight Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fight (09/19)
Powerful alliances of Native American nations and rural white neighbors have stopped major resource corporations from carrying out their plans, in a common defense of the same land and water they have historically fought over.
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (09/19)
This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'
Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment (09/19)
'The need for reinforcements is based on lots of rumors, or statements to law enforcement, about shady characters taking pictures and wearing masks.'
Johnny Rustywire: The 'angry one' took care of his Navajo family Johnny Rustywire: The 'angry one' took care of his Navajo family (09/16)
'His name was Hashke—it means angry and mad in the Navajo way of speaking.'
Editorial: Making the Native vote count in the November election Editorial: Making the Native vote count in the November election (09/16)
It is puzzling that we, American Indians, do not utilize the numbers we have in our favor when it comes to local, state and national elections.
Leon Matthews: Following the journey of becoming a Lakota chef Leon Matthews: Following the journey of becoming a Lakota chef (09/16)
I want to share the cultural changes to our foods and how they affect the people today.
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline (09/15)
'Legal encounters of the third kind are rare, but the next one may be yours.'
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women lead prayers for water Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women lead prayers for water (09/15)
'If we befoul our water, we poison ourselves. This is a simple fact that Ojibwe, especially women, understand.'
Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock Mark Trahant: There is something we can do to help Standing Rock (09/15)
On social media and in real life we hear this often: 'What can I do to help Standing Rock?'
Doug George-Kanentiio: Prophecy and the people at Standing Rock Doug George-Kanentiio: Prophecy and the people at Standing Rock (09/15)
There is hope, there is light as long as they hold on to the principles of peace and unity.
James Giago Davies: It seems like I've lost my Lakota mind again James Giago Davies: It seems like I've lost my Lakota mind again (09/15)
Unlike most people from Lakota country, I don’t believe in spirits or ghosts.
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads (09/15)
I’ve done my best to keep silent about the condition of our roads on Pine Ridge.
Vi Waln: Let's all do our part to keep our homelands free of trash Vi Waln: Let's all do our part to keep our homelands free of trash (09/15)
During the annual celebration at Rosebud, there were lots of complaints about trash. People didn’t like seeing litter all over the fairgrounds.

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