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Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already there Johnny Rustywire: Reaching for some things that are already there (08/19)
So it goes that some things that are thought lost are not really gone but are sitting there waiting for us to touch them.
Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the Lakota Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the Lakota (08/19)
One of the common lessons that older Lakota people talk about is our Lakota ways and how they belong to us.
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site (08/19)
Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (08/18)
Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (08/18)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska Mark Trahant: Native candidate loses bid for Senate seat in Alaska (08/17)
It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond.
Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota (08/17)
Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.
Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters (08/17)
The Government of Canada was to improve trust with indigenous people but it seems that contract has already been changed.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics (08/16)
The game must be restored along with the essential participation of its inventors -- the ancestors of the Iroquois Nationals.
Vi Waln: Without water there can be no life for the Lakota people Vi Waln: Without water there can be no life for the Lakota people (08/16)
There would be no life without water. Water is essential in Lakota ceremony. Water is medicine.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (08/16)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.
Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people Elena Ortiz: Fiesta commemorates the conquest of Pueblo people (08/15)
It is long past time for the city of Santa Fe to take steps in order to change the narrative of the annual Fiesta celebration.
Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management Editorial: Settlement recognizes tribal role in water management (08/15)
An agreement reached among officials from the state, Oklahoma City and two American Indian tribes ends what many expected would be a lengthy and costly fight over water rights.
Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range (08/15)
The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (08/15)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribes Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribes (08/15)
Understanding the right questions to ask is critical to any successful site selection process and given the right environment, a Native location might be the best answer.
Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline Harold Frazier: Obama must put a stop to Dakota Access Pipeline (08/15)
The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the safety and quality of our drinking water, and threatens to destroy the environment of our Sioux reservations along the Missouri River.
Opinion: Court project sees success in protecting Native survivors Opinion: Court project sees success in protecting Native survivors (08/15)
On any given day the Family Justice Center in downtown Minneapolis is filled with individuals seeking help for domestic violence.
Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota way Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota way (08/15)
One cold winter day Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), the great Lakota warrior, was sitting on a bench in front of his home with his two wives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment Opinion: The media ignores another 'off the reservation' comment (08/15)
Did anybody notice when Mark Cuban said he could not support Donald Trump because the Republican candidate 'went off the reservation?'
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (08/15)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight (08/12)
It took years for systemic issues in Indian Health to materialize, and it will take years to turn them around.
Clara Caufield: That time I bought a dog that only knew Cheyenne Clara Caufield: That time I bought a dog that only knew Cheyenne (08/12)
One of the best things about being an Indun is sharing a great sense of humor and being amused when one of our friends or fellow tribesmen gets a goot one (practical joke) on us.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native people are still fighting for their basic rights Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native people are still fighting for their basic rights (08/11)
Do you think that the United States’ injustices against American Indians exist only in the past?
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance (08/11)
Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of greater expectations and demands than any man would have to face.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin Mark Trahant: Native candidates advance in Minnesota and Wisconsin (08/11)
Seven Native candidates are in the running in Minnesota and there's another in Wisconsin.
Ernest Stevens: Sorry but tribal sovereignty isn't some 'loophole' Ernest Stevens: Sorry but tribal sovereignty isn't some 'loophole' (08/11)
Tribal leaders are working to reform laws that respect tribal sovereignty, cut down economic barriers, provide incentives for entrepreneurs and provide tribal governments with equal access to tools that other governments enjoy.
Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota Brian Cladoosby: A victory for Native voting rights in North Dakota (08/11)
The president of the National Congress of American Indians calls on the federal government to do more to protect voting rights in Indian Country.
Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players (08/10)
After weeks upon weeks of writing columns columns about some of the most pressing issues even the most hardened writers need to take a break from that kind of content.
Winona LaDuke: Indigenous women need allies in all communities Winona LaDuke: Indigenous women need allies in all communities (08/10)
The challenges we face as Indigenous women in North America are related to the challenges faced by women elsewhere; and we need true allies.
Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign Mark Trahant: Chase Iron Eyes shakes up Congressional campaign (08/09)
Raising money is the toughest challenge for any Native American who runs for office.
Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances (08/09)
Around this time in the summer, you can find a sundance on the Pine Ridge Reservation just about every weekend.
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (08/09)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.
Vi Waln: Don't attack your fellow Lakota citizens for attending ceremonies Vi Waln: Don't attack your fellow Lakota citizens for attending ceremonies (08/08)
Whether your actions are questionable or not, there are still neighbors and relatives who are quick to judge.
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (08/08)
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.

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