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Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama (06/30)
As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families.
Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to remember Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to remember (06/30)
For Indian people, the anniversary of the Battle of Greasy Grass should be a grand celebratory time to remember who and why we are.
Vi Waln: Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education Vi Waln: Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education (06/30)
Change will happen when we elect or appoint candidates who have the experience, knowledge, and most importantly, the integrity to work in the best interest of the group they are elected to serve.
Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota (06/29)
This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.
Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspective Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspective (06/29)
If we wait for the academic community to tell our side of the story, we will never hear it because they still believe that Lakota testimony lacks credibility.
Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against tribal disenrollment Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against tribal disenrollment (06/29)
With each new powerful voice and refrain, the immorality of disenrollment is made plain.
Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska Richard Peterson: A new era of tribal-state cooperation in Alaska (06/29)
Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, state and tribal programs can now work together in a spirit of cooperation to help make child support a reliable source of income for children.
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican drops out of race for Congress Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican drops out of race for Congress (06/28)
Carlyle Begay ended his campaign and endorsed Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in the Republican primary for Arizona's 1st Congressional district.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must update its constitution Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe must update its constitution (06/28)
The current constitution we have in place at the Oglala Sioux Tribe is inept and outdated.
Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee (06/28)
In 1976 the Lakota Treaty Council tried to schedule a meeting with President Gerald Ford where they hoped to present to him several proposals and arguments including putting a stop to a forced acceptance of the money set aside in the Black Hills Claims Settlement.
Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence Alex Jacobs: Our elected leaders do little to address gun violence (06/28)
The country is paralyzed by the death grip of the NRA on the private parts of its so-called elected leaders.
Opinion: Supreme Court exposes Indian people to federal powers Opinion: Supreme Court exposes Indian people to federal powers (06/27)
Federal prosecutors are now licensed to target Indians – and only Indians – who faced prosecution without assistance of counsel in tribal court proceedings.
Vi Waln: Don't be afraid to come pray with your Lakota relatives Vi Waln: Don't be afraid to come pray with your Lakota relatives (06/27)
This is the time of the year when Lakota people are sacrificing themselves to pray for humanity, as well as Mother Earth and all the living beings of the universe.
Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors Michael Sandoval: San Felipe Pueblo respects rights of neighbors (06/27)
A trespassing dispute between San Felipe Pueblo and a non-profit is playing out in the courts and the New Mexico media.
Anonymous: Fighting back against victimization in Indian Country Anonymous: Fighting back against victimization in Indian Country (06/27)
I wear a scarlet letter R, which has permanently affixed itself to my body, buried by years of suppression, self-doubt, self-hate, and humiliation.
Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case Linda Greenhouse: Supreme Court goes silent in high-profile case (06/27)
The Supreme Court has never won medals for transparency.
Clara Caufield: Out fishing on the Upper Boulder River in Montana Clara Caufield: Out fishing on the Upper Boulder River in Montana (06/27)
On a recent beautiful June morning, Dave and Buzzy were kind enough to share some of their vast fly-fishing knowledge with this novice and largely inexperienced fly-fisherman.
Andre Cramblit: Fond memories of growing up with Muhammad Ali Andre Cramblit: Fond memories of growing up with Muhammad Ali (06/27)
The pugilist formerly known as Cassius Clay was always a favorite in our family.
Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land (06/24)
If you consider the fact that we as Native Americans have not yet celebrated a century of citizenship on our own lands, you begin to understand why Native American history is always swept under the rug.
April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country (06/24)
Indian identity is not a mythical connection to a long romanticized (and assumed long dead) people.
Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar (06/24)
Bear Butte and the sacred rituals and ceremonies that must be conducted there are threatened.
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting (06/24)
So many LGBTQ Indigenous people are born with gifts that communities fail to see and nurture.
Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system Matthew Fletcher: A 'huge win' for Mississippi Choctaw court system (06/23)
Huge win for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal court and most especially for the family of John Doe.
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
James Giago Davies: Welfare for corporations but nothing for tribes James Giago Davies: Welfare for corporations but nothing for tribes (06/23)
Wasicu somehow miss noticing trillions lost to corporate welfare, but bellyache if Lakota receive any government monies due them because of treaty obligation.
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (06/23)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.
Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine Editorial: Reopen settlement to improve tribal relations in Maine (06/22)
Maine’s tribes need a relationship with the state just as the state can’t ignore the 8,000 tribal members who live here.
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (06/22)
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families (06/21)
The work of our Cherokee foster parents, child welfare workers and advocates is near and dear to my heart.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (06/21)
The history of the development of Federal Indian Law in the U.S. reveals a marked similarity to the development of Canadian Law.
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (06/21)
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.
Dana Lone Hill: Slow down to appreciate every minute of your life Dana Lone Hill: Slow down to appreciate every minute of your life (06/21)
We live in a world that spins 25,000 miles in 24 hours, that is 1,042 miles an hour, through space and we hardly ever take time to recognize the stillness by watching the stars, the moonrise, the sunset.
Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner (06/21)
No rough patches in a partnership should be allowed to bring local political discourse to a tribal or racial level.
Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie: Justice for Native people in Alaska too (06/20)
Rural Alaska does not want special treatment; rural Alaska asks for equal treatment.
Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (06/20)
As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?

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