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Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youth Ivan Star Comes Out: Teaching traditional values to Lakota youth (04/22)
I believe we have an urgent duty to our Lakota youth, to teach them the principles of personal financial responsibility, individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and traditional Oceti Sakowin values.
Nick Estes: Abolish university's symbol of racism and colonialism Nick Estes: Abolish university's symbol of racism and colonialism (04/22)
While the world around it changed, UNM held down the fort. Its seal, and its celebration of colonialism, remained untouched.
James Giago Davies: The Wasicu counts on us being our own enemy James Giago Davies: The Wasicu counts on us being our own enemy (04/21)
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to find hard evidence the Wasicu runs our lives.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae (04/21)
Twenty-eight years after the body of activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found near Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an Oglala man stood trial for his role in her 1975 disappearance.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (04/21)
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
Charles Kader: Television networks still lacking in Indian coverage Charles Kader: Television networks still lacking in Indian coverage (04/20)
The coverage of Native American issues by Al Jazeera America brought the television network attention where it had hardly any competition.
Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation (04/20)
I look forward to continuing our efforts to leave our national parks and public lands decisively more inclusive places than they were in 2009.
Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint (04/20)
If one reads a section of the Rapid City Journal called 'Your Two Cents' one could come away with the impression that there are a lot of prejudiced, nay more than that; ignorant people living in Rapid City.
Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care (04/19)
American Indians face alarming oral health disparities, with rates of decay in children triple that of any population in the United States.
Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (04/19)
Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.
Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress Mark Trahant: Investing in our Native candidates for US Congress (04/19)
Let’s measure how American Indians and Alaska Natives are investing in our our candidates, in our future, in ourselves.
Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case Turtle Talk: Commentary on oral argument in Supreme Court case (04/19)
Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk offers some commentary on the oral argument in US v. Bryant.
Brandon Ecoffey: Tribes continue battle against energy pipelines Brandon Ecoffey: Tribes continue battle against energy pipelines (04/19)
For close to a decade Lakota people have been prepared to lay their lives on the line to protect the water that sustains us.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
Clara Caufield: Some Northern Cheyenne leaders shirk their duties Clara Caufield: Some Northern Cheyenne leaders shirk their duties (04/19)
Why should we have to demand that our council members take the time to meet and talk to us, fulfilling a basic duty?
Ruth Hopkins: Native women still undergoing forced sterilization Ruth Hopkins: Native women still undergoing forced sterilization (04/19)
We are still here, fighting. We are still being killed. They are still defiling us.
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds (04/18)
It’s critical for us as Indian people to ensure Indian art is truly created by enrolled citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal laws Bree Black Horse: An 'Indian' is still an 'Indian' under federal laws (04/18)
The Federal Government’s definition of an 'Indian' is, in some instances, independent of an individual Indian’s tribal membership status.
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (04/18)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations (04/18)
The US and the Native nations must be returned to the status and condition at which time the treaties were signed and enacted, by each nation, into law.
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle in New York (04/18)
Bernie Sanders could still win the day, but how many delegates will he earn?
Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship (04/18)
Exercising your right to vote means you are taking an active role in determining who is elected to represent you.
James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking (04/18)
I drive hundreds of miles across isolated blacktop just to get to remote arenas to watch two tiny schools ball up, and the bleachers are full of people sitting with cell phones glued to the sides of their heads.
Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation Liza Gross: Navajo and Hopi families still suffering from relocation (04/18)
Over half a billion U.S. tax dollars have been spent to destroy the largest community of American Indians still living according to ancient traditions.
Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders (04/15)
It’s easy to hurt other Natives when we don’t think much of Native people generally.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death (04/15)
It is my belief that a group of Nawiziwin (jealous women) fabricated a tale about how Anna Mae came to South Dakota to become an FBI informant and betray the very people she fought to protect.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialism Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Tribal' laws based on system of imperialism (04/15)
As a modern Lakota society, we must realize that we were not militarily defeated.
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee (04/15)
I have been following this circus since 1968 when I covered the story for the American Indian Press Association.
Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May (04/15)
Ralphie and I both got kicked all over the internet, and we are going to get back up, and get back on our horses.
Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates Mark Trahant: North Dakota draws even more Native political candidates (04/14)
I’ve written before that you cannot get any more 'outsider' than running a Native American candidate.
Ruth Hopkins: Why I resigned my judgeship on Spirit Lake Nation Ruth Hopkins: Why I resigned my judgeship on Spirit Lake Nation (04/14)
Strangers I do not know who have never spoken to me before decided to use my good name to viciously attack one of our own.
Tim Giago: More lives are being lost in shootings by police officers Tim Giago: More lives are being lost in shootings by police officers (04/14)
Shooting a mentally ill person should never be called 'justified.'
Dave Archambault: South Dakota aims to boost Indian education Dave Archambault: South Dakota aims to boost Indian education (04/14)
In a historic move, the South Dakota Legislature authorized Gov. Dennis Daugaard to use his budget to fund three Indian public schools as alternatives to the conventional K-12 schooling model.
Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears  monument Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears monument (04/13)
As a Diné/Navajo woman, a resident of San Juan County and Commissioner, I speak in behalf of my constituents – the Grassroots Utah Navajos.
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should allow voting for all members Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should allow voting for all members (04/13)
Today is one of those days when we scratch our heads and say, 'Where does time go?'

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