March 08, 2012
Julianne Jennings

A recent article posted by UN-DESA states few causes promoted by the United Nations have generated more intense and widespread support than the campaign to promote and protect the rights of women.

February 28, 2012
Larry McAdams

After reading The New York Times's article, “Brutal Crimes Grip an Indian Reservation,” by Timothy Williams, pub

February 06, 2012
Jana L. Walker

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples signals a new means to change federal law and policy to restore safety to Native women, to stre

January 16, 2012
Charles Kader

Kanaretiio, identified in New York court documents as 51-year old William Roger Jock, serves as the Bear Clan representative of the Men’s Council of the Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne, or, The People of the Way of the Longhouse.

January 01, 2012
Tom Rodgers

“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.” Stephen Colbert December 8 was like any Thursday night.

December 26, 2011
Steven Newcomb

In a recent column, Charles Trimble found fault with an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, who also happen

August 06, 2011
Ruth Hopkins

I had been visiting a friend that night and lost track of the time. When I realized it was past curfew, I decided to walk home. The path home was well-worn but poorly lit. About halfway there, I heard rustling coming from a nearby bush. Within seconds, he was on top of me, holding me down.

July 14, 2011
Ray Cook

In recent weeks, Indian Country Today Media Network has reported on apparent random acts of violence on Natives and on the unfolding mess of sexual abuse at Catholic schools in the Dakotas.

June 11, 2011
Juana Majel Dixon

Washington, DC can be a frustrating place—truly. Each time I meet with our federal partners or my Native brothers and sisters that reside there, I always tell them that I am praying for their sanity.

May 22, 2011
Steve Russell

When I was consulting Prof. Google about Mexico earlier today, I was shocked that a number of travel sites take the line that "you are perfectly safe as long as you are not involved in drugs."

April 30, 2011
Troy A. Eid

The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama last July with bipartisan support, makes federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. TLOA also provides greater freedom for tribes to design and run their own criminal justice systems.

April 13, 2011
Mark Trahant

ST. MICHAEL, Alaska—It’s trite to write that winter days are short this far north. And it is remarkable watching the sun skate through the sky in such a hurry to disappear. But more than the sun’s pace, it’s the angle that makes a December visit

April 02, 2011
Tom Rodgers

…you and your crew may still reach home
Suffering all the way, if you only have the power
To curb their wild desire and curb your own
      —The Odyssey

February 22, 2011
Charles Trimble

I read with great interest the Lakota columnist Tim Giago’s column on the 1973 American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee village (WKII), and the militants’ nearly three months standoff with the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Tribal police, and the vigilante Goon squad.