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.
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.
I’m writing to you for one particular and spiritual reason.
September 6 marked 20 years since Anthony “Dudley” George, an unarmed First Nation man, was shot by the Ontario Provincial Police and died.
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.
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
Submitted By: George J. Abeyta, Uncle of Stallone Trosper, Teacher/Coach, Fancy Feather Dancer Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.