January 13, 2016
Stephen Selkirk

EDITOR'S NOTE: On December 17, 2015, Terrance Jackson, 24, was convicted of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Gerald Smith, 22. The author witnessed that violent confrontation between two men he never knew, and testified at Jackson's trial.

November 05, 2015
Carly McIntosh

As you stand by the Assiniboine River you hear the running of Mother Earth's water, as well as feel her love flowing near you.

October 11, 2015
Daniel Straight Arrow Lessard

I’m writing to you for one particular and spiritual reason.

September 12, 2015
Isadore Day

September 6 marked 20 years since Anthony “Dudley” George, an unarmed First Nation man, was shot by the Ontario Provincial Police and died.

September 03, 2015
Robert DesRosier

What do victims of disaster, crooks fleeing capture, and burning buildings have in common? If you replied, “FirstNet,” you already know how big a shake up this federal initiative is about to cause.

July 26, 2015
Cynthia K. Dunne

When I left my job after 28 years as a federal prosecutor to volunteer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, I was warned by a friend in the community, “do yourself a favor, never state an opinion about Leonard Peltier.” We both assumed I would opp

July 23, 2015
George J. Abeyta

Submitted By: George J. Abeyta, Uncle of Stallone Trosper, Teacher/Coach, Fancy Feather Dancer Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.

July 18, 2015
Alex Jacobs

Modern day slavery exists every day, everywhere all over in the world. You may hear that there are more people in slavery, as sex workers and forced labor bondage, than at any time in history.

July 10, 2015
Steve Russell

An innocent woman minding her own business was killed by a convicted felon in the country illegally who was on the streets of San Francisco because the local jail had ignored a “detainer” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

May 29, 2015
Kerry Hawk Lessard

For weeks now, I have been struggling to come to terms with what happened in Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray and how to write about it in a way that shows humility, respect, empathy, and a feeling of relationship.

January 13, 2015
Alex Jacobs

Is this country headed toward becoming a police state? Some will tell you we’ve been on that road since 9/11, and maybe since the imperial presidencies of Nixon and Reagan.

December 24, 2014
Steve Russell

I’ve been watching the chest pounding about the ambush killings of two police officers in New York by a crazy man with a long criminal history.

Who are they saying was responsible?

Anybody who uttered "Hands up! Don't shoot!"

December 03, 2014
Dwanna L. Robertson

I'm not surprised by the recent grand jury ruling against indicting Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Disgusted. Heartbroken. Angry. But not surprised. I know too much to be surprised.

November 18, 2014
Byron L. Dorgan and Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D.

We know what is number one in all American’s lives—and that is our children. Yet, tragically some children in the United States are too often forgotten and living in systems without equal access to opportunity. This is all too evident in Indian Country.