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Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case Opinion: Supreme Court should pass on Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (08/28)
The petition to move the remains of the greatest athlete this planet ever produced from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma is surely being examined this summer with a special level of intrigue by the justices and their inner circle.
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level (08/28)
We need a lot of de-colonizing of our thinking, our perceptions, our relations and our actions leading to the re-assertion of Indigenous nations and civilizations.
Kyle Mays: Connections between Creole and Native communities Kyle Mays: Connections between Creole and Native communities (08/28)
If you scour the Internet, you can find numerous sites that celebrate being Creole, but they don’t usually cite a specific Indigenous community or tribe.
Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives Simon Moya-Smith: A Republican slur on our indigenous relatives (08/28)
For years I’ve said it is ironic that the descendants of a continent across an ocean would have the audacity to refer to the southern indigenous people of this continent as 'illegal.'
James Giago Davies: There's trouble brewing on the racist horizon James Giago Davies: There's trouble brewing on the racist horizon (08/28)
Kids are ready to go back to school, football season about to kick off, it seems like just another late August, but something is brewing, something disturbing moves in a mysterious way.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump isn't the only crazy one in the race Steve Russell: Donald Trump isn't the only crazy one in the race (08/27)
According to the FEC as of August 25, we have 861 choices, all the way from Republican AAA TrueProsNC of North Carolina to Independent Daniel Paul Zutler of Florida.
Julianne Jennings: People of color must unite for justice or else Julianne Jennings: People of color must unite for justice or else (08/27)
On October 16, 1995, the world witnessed more than a million black men converge in Washington, D.C., where Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrahkan urged them to improve their families and communities.
Ivan Star: Oglala Sioux government fails majority of our people Ivan Star: Oglala Sioux government fails majority of our people (08/27)
I tried hard to see the good in our tribal government.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Beware of vicious and deadly gossip on rez Terese Marie Mailhot: Beware of vicious and deadly gossip on rez (08/26)
Imagine how beautiful our community would be if we were stalwart supporters of each other.
Mary Bishop: Beware of bringing land-into-trust process to Alaska Mary Bishop: Beware of bringing land-into-trust process to Alaska (08/25)
Marijuana is considered by some to be the next avenue to wealth for Indian country after casinos, which are currently not allowed in Alaska — but that, too, can change.
Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization (08/25)
Both Canada and the U.S. have made moves to diminish the international concept of self-determination in its application to Indigenous nations and peoples.
Charles Kader: Boy Scouts continue to play with our tribal cultures Charles Kader: Boy Scouts continue to play with our tribal cultures (08/25)
Weeding out the turkey feathers and shabby Halloween costumes should not be left to their existing Native allies, but could be resolved by the process of organizational renewal itself.
Harlan McKosato: Sending my mother home in the traditional way Harlan McKosato: Sending my mother home in the traditional way (08/25)
In the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century, it’s not easy to drop everything and tend to your tribal traditions.
Leon Matthews: Lakota people carry on a long tradition of sharing Leon Matthews: Lakota people carry on a long tradition of sharing (08/25)
Our people take care of each other and you can see this through the way we use our money.
Opinion: Establish voting roll for descendants of African slaves Opinion: Establish voting roll for descendants of African slaves (08/24)
Reparations in America have come to mean 'free' money, so any serious discussion about them also mandates a discussion of how much — an exercise doomed to failure.
Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice (08/24)
It’s bad enough that federal crews have to clean up after the shooters leave their bullet-riddled detritus behind in the forests.
Vince Two Eagles: Independence is far better than dependence Vince Two Eagles: Independence is far better than dependence (08/24)
Non-Indians would do well to support local Native initiatives to be independent.
Clara Caufield: Revolution brews in Northern Cheyenne country Clara Caufield: Revolution brews in Northern Cheyenne country (08/24)
If tribal activists wish to return to a traditional form of government, the solution, in my view is very simple. Take the money out of politics.
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Native youth carry ancestors' prayers Sarah Sunshine Manning: Native youth carry ancestors' prayers (08/24)
Remember, young relatives, the same blood that was shed to protect this land and all that remains of our people, still courses through and honors your veins.
Tara Houska: Another racist portrayal of Native people on film Tara Houska: Another racist portrayal of Native people on film (08/24)
Why just feature tribal savages of long ago when you can set the story in modern times and show the tribe actually eating people?
Carly McIntosh: Tracing roots to Native great great grandfather Carly McIntosh: Tracing roots to Native great great grandfather (08/24)
Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather.
Steve Russell: Indian fighters take aim at tribal disenrollments Steve Russell: Indian fighters take aim at tribal disenrollments (08/24)
After over 100 years of tutelage by the U.S., Indians are still unable to govern themselves in a manner that protects everybody.
Editorial: It's time for South Dakota to give Kristi Noem the boot Editorial: It's time for South Dakota to give Kristi Noem the boot (08/21)
It is time for a change and it is early enough for all Indians to register to vote and when the time comes, get out and make that vote count.
Brandon Ecoffey: Tribal college graduates deserve more support Brandon Ecoffey: Tribal college graduates deserve more support (08/21)
In this age of social media information is transferred from one person to another at almost instantaneous speed.
Brandon Ecoffey: Tribal college graduates deserve more support Brandon Ecoffey: Tribal college graduates deserve more support (08/21)
In this age of social media information is transferred from one person to another at almost instantaneous speed.
Arne Vainio: Doing more to support our Native youth in medicine Arne Vainio: Doing more to support our Native youth in medicine (08/21)
Attending the annual meeting of the Association of American Indian Physicians made me realize what I’ve been doing to help our youth isn’t enough.
Jon Magnuson: Tribes building their own traditional economies Jon Magnuson: Tribes building their own traditional economies (08/21)
No one is going to turn the clock back, but there will be decisions, perhaps more important now than ever, to be made by tribes.
Steven Newcomb: Pope in denial about genocide of our peoples Steven Newcomb: Pope in denial about genocide of our peoples (08/21)
The Holy See is carefully avoiding its own 'sacred and praiseworthy' purpose of domination by means of the subjection of the original nations of the continent.
Dana Lone Elk: A hot bowl of Lakota soup makes your life better Dana Lone Elk: A hot bowl of Lakota soup makes your life better (08/20)
Even when it is 100 degrees out a hot bowl of soup will still fill you up and make life better.
Ivan Star: Teach our youth about traditional tribal government Ivan Star: Teach our youth about traditional tribal government (08/20)
I have been hearing an occasional word or two among a small percentage of our young people regarding traditional government.
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Making sure all Native lives matter Sarah Sunshine Manning: Making sure all Native lives matter (08/19)
The toxicology report of Sarah Lee Circle Bear, who died in early July while in police custody, states that she died of a meth overdose.
Arvol Looking Horse: Let's pay respect to our sacred way of life Arvol Looking Horse: Let's pay respect to our sacred way of life (08/19)
Today we need to address the Lakota ways, because a lot of people think that our way means taking on names and not having to earn that name later on in life.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country entering a new era with drug game Gyasi Ross: Indian Country entering a new era with drug game (08/19)
Since reservations won’t be drug-free, the tribe may as well make the money for the sale? Something like that.
Vi Waln: Lakota woman mistakenly arrested during Sundance Vi Waln: Lakota woman mistakenly arrested during Sundance (08/19)
Journalists often face the risk of retaliation when we sit down to write a story or opinion.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (08/18)
The need for Alaska’s tribes to be able to place their fee lands into trust to improve governance is huge.

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