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Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination Steven Newcomb: Church edicts lead to centuries of domination (05/23)
A claimed right of domination imposed on all our Original Free Nations in the past continues to be perpetuated and maintained against our Nations and Peoples today by international state governments such as Canada and the United States, and many others.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (05/23)
While the United States Indian Policy swings over 200 or so years has varied from 'wars of conquest and submission' to the current 'Self-determination and Self-governance' the central theme of 'assimilation' persists to this day.
Clara Caufield: Off to a new adventure in the Montana mountains Clara Caufield: Off to a new adventure in the Montana mountains (05/20)
Well, it’s been quite an adventure, for five years and ten months, first creating and then running A Cheyenne Voice newspaper, mostly a one-person undertaking.
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (05/19)
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values (05/19)
At the age of 85, I join my 28-year-old grandson who helped me draft this op-ed, in support of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse (05/19)
The game of lacrosse is not simply an ancient game, but it is a sacred/spiritual or medicinal game.
Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump (05/18)
So what is a Republican candidate for Congress to do? Support Donald Trump and some of his nonsensical policies?
Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota (05/18)
The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories (05/18)
The Native people from this region were removed to reservations, and became an invisible population in Oregon for more than 100 years.
Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first Brandon Ecoffey: Democrat Bernie Sanders puts the people first (05/17)
If real change is to ever come to Indian Country, it will not come packaged by the political elites who stand to benefit from the status-quo.
Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 (05/17)
As the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, we’re ready to move to a venue with partners who share our goals and values and support our traditions and cultures.
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities (05/17)
Clearly, the Original Nations existing north of the international boundary between Canada and the United States do not consider their treaties to be 'treaties of surrender.'
Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other (05/17)
The government has underfunded us and degraded our rights to the land and the glory it brings when influenced with our spirituality and connection to it.
Mark Trahant: Media misses the story on Bernie Sanders in Indian Country Mark Trahant: Media misses the story on Bernie Sanders in Indian Country (05/16)
You have to give Bernie Sanders credit for elevating American Indian and Alaska Native issues.
Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights (05/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a politician even talk about Indians let alone include them in his race for President.
Editorial: End the cycle of violence against Native women and girls Editorial: End the cycle of violence against Native women and girls (05/16)
The incidence of domestic violence and sexual abuse visited upon Native American women and children, especially those who live on tribal lands, is staggering.
Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land (05/16)
Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.
David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media (05/16)
What causes the Internet to lack respectful images of Native people using technology?
Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars (05/16)
The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.
Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples Steven Newcomb: Statue can't ignore genocide of Native peoples (05/16)
While I am opposed to a statue to Balboa, at a minimum the House of Spain, the Spanish crown, and the Spanish government ought to support a statue to Balboa that depicts slain Indians—women, children, and men—including those torn apart by dogs.
Tim Giago: The Lakota Times owes its beginning to a helpful 'Pug' Tim Giago: The Lakota Times owes its beginning to a helpful 'Pug' (05/16)
I was working as a reporter for the Rapid City Journal when my former schoolmate, Melvin “Dickie” Brewer, and his wife Alma approached me about starting a newspaper on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights (05/13)
The tribes that signed the Point Elliott Treaty made significant concessions in agreeing to the pact; why they would want to protect the rights outlined by the treaty should be clear.
James Giago Davies: Learning the true power of Lakota people James Giago Davies: Learning the true power of Lakota people (05/13)
I don’t live in a self-deluded state, and so I acknowledge there is very little the Lakota can teach the Wasicu about anything.
Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town (05/12)
Who should be considered credible? Border town police who have a reputation for wantonly abusing and killing Native people?
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe depends on its women Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe depends on its women (05/12)
There was only one appropriate column topic for last week – Mothers’ Day reflections, which should have been written in advance.
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (05/12)
Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.
Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime (05/11)
The remnants of colonization are strong. It will take years to undo. But the solution to this problem is tribal self-governance.
Mark Trahant: Reinventing democracy with Indian Country's help Mark Trahant: Reinventing democracy with Indian Country's help (05/11)
We have many more citizens than some of the territories that do have participate in Republican and Democratic primaries.
David Wilkins: Native people choose different political allegiances David Wilkins: Native people choose different political allegiances (05/11)
A profound, inherent level of diversity is a hallmark of our collective Native nations.
Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Sioux Tribe should impose a 'wellness tax' (05/10)
For all the negativity that exists in Indian Country there are always positive movements taking shape in some way or another.
Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C. Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C. (05/10)
Our freedom is the direct result of the sacrifices of our Navajo Code Talkers during the Second World War.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump brings good news to Native candidates Mark Trahant: Donald Trump brings good news to Native candidates (05/09)
Let’s start with an understatement: Donald Trump is not the usual Republican Party nominee for president.
Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students (05/09)
If passed, the Native American Education Opportunity Act would open up a new array of education opportunities for Native American children and would give them access to a quality education.
Paula Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is best steward of land Paula Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is best steward of land (05/09)
The question of whether to return land to the tribe has awakened very deep-rooted feelings of animosity, creating a divisive atmosphere not felt here in 40 years.
Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison (05/09)
Does Indian identity rest solely on a legal spectrum or should its primary identification rest in social, cultural, racial, and linguistic forms?

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