It is a tremendous responsibility to lead the largest tribal government in the country, but together, we are working to make Cherokee communities, families and culture stronger.
The McGirt decision and order is not a gift, the ruling simply provides complete and undeniable clarity to all about the proper lawful territorial jurisdiction for tribes.
With additional mental drain resulting from the spread of coronavirus, it’s important now more than ever to support our relatives by understanding various effects on our mental health.
It is often said it takes a village to raise a child. The saying could not be truer and I firmly believe our country’s teachers are an important part of that village.
To slow the spread of coronavirus, the development of a vaccine to treat COVID-19 is crucial, and I am proud this is being taken seriously in our country.
He Sapa is a sacred place, a cathedral of immense natural beauty. Is the Sturgis motorcycle rally killing it?

This moment is too important for Cherokee Nation to sit by while others make decisions on our behalf.

Voting rights has never been something that the men and women of the Sioux Nations took lightly.

Osage women are often referred to as the backbone of our community, not just as mothers and wives but keepers of our traditions, our songs, and performed the essential work in maintaining the Osage way of life.

It’s important for all our communities to be counted – especially Indian Country – to ensure we bring back resources and representation that is rightfully ours.

'This ruling is critical in the prosecution of domestic violence crimes against Native women,' says StrongHearts Native Helpline Director Lori Jump.

Back in the day, there used to be a Soap Box Derby Race held in Rapid City, and the winner usually got a small cash award.

Even though some don’t believe it, the Northern Cheyenne were once traditionally gardeners.

Are the deaths of Lakota men going to be investigated by Operation Lady Justice? The Trump administration won't say.

For the first time in recorded history, the Narragansett Tribe's annual feast of green corn is going online, due to COVID-19.

Although my goal is to write positive columns, sometimes that is not always possible, especially with a constant stream of discouraging news from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future.

We suppose that most of us are pretty sick and tired of South Dakota’s duly elected national representatives bowing down to everything that is bad about Donald Trump and not standing up to refute the damaging lies he uses every day to solidify his base.

While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism toward other marginalized groups, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.

It is only with just laws, and the memory of tribal good sense in times of danger that we can look to a future with hope.

At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities.

How has COVID-19 changed our lives in Indian Country?

For all of us, this victory was hard fought. It was not just the result of our own resilience, but the day also belonged to those who came before us.

COVID-19 relief funds were a lifeline for many tribal communities, and have provided tribal governments with tools to keep their communities safe.

Beadwork requires concentration, great attention to detail, and some occasional ripping and tearing to fix mistakes.

A plan needs to be formulated so that the Sioux Nation can act in unison to discuss the future of the Black Hills settlement.

Beyond determining representation, accurate population data helps ensure federal funding is properly allocated and disbursed to states to support public services like infrastructure, law enforcement, education, health care and numerous other federal programs.

StrongHearts Native Helpline unravels some of the myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds light into the darkness of intimate partner violence.

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has put strains on Cherokee families, the economy in northeast Oklahoma and our local public schools.

The 'norms' sustaining our political system have never favored American Indians because they have been based to a large degree on racial exclusion.

Bill Dulaney’s role in forming the Native American Journalists Association is here for all to read.

Citizens of the Five 'Civilized' Tribes have been on a roller coaster ride this week.

There are many Indian Health Service horror stories and a great deal of frustration with this chronically under-funded agency.

Answering the call to action, StrongHearts Native Helpline has become a trusted resource for Native Americans impacted by domestic violence.

Things were bad enough after three years of Donald Trump and many of us thought it couldn’t get worse.

Choke holds are extremely dangerous as they cut off blood-and thereby air-to the brain which can result in cardiac arrest, strokes and seizures.