April 16, 2012
Robert Barton

America's population is aging quickly. In 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 13 percent of Americans were 65 or older. By 2030, estimates are that demographic will exceed 20%.

April 04, 2012
Oliver J. Semans

As a Lakota, I was taught to respect life and death. Living on the reservation, death is all too common. From young to old, we have all felt the pain of losing loved ones before their time.

March 27, 2012
Jake LaMere

It seems that we all can be lost on what a "call to action" really entails.

March 25, 2012
Gyasi Ross

This column originally appeared on

March 11, 2012
Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan

I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself.

March 10, 2012

CNN Editorial Board:

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.