June 12, 2012
Dan Jones

The history of Oklahoma—a Choctaw word meaning “Red People”—has done everything it could to finish the job the U.S.

June 07, 2012
Kitcki Carroll

Change is in the air in Indian country as we continue to evolve from the damage and consequences caused by years of failed federal Indian policies. As deplorable as U.S. history was during these years for Indian country, it remains a part of U.S.

May 10, 2012
Jefferson Keel, President?, National Congress of American Indians

Over the last week President Obama, in public events at high schools and speeches throughout the country, has led the charge to ensure that higher education for all students from all backgrounds is affordable.

March 21, 2012
Bill Anoatubby

National Women’s History Month has as its theme this year, “Women’s Education—Women’s Empowerment,” which presumably indicates that women are empowered through education. While that is undoubtedly true, it is also true that women have long played a powerful role to educate and empower others.

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.

February 25, 2012
Chuck Trimble

Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian boarding schools and other vehicles of “genocide.” The

February 18, 2012
Steven Juneau

On Valentine's Day, our thoughts turned to those we love and care for: friends, wives, children and elders. When the people we love go through hard times, we feel their pain and try to make things better.

January 25, 2012
Mark Trahant

Presidents are required to be optimistic.The American people expect it—and reward those politicians who know their lines.

January 24, 2012
Suzan Shown Harjo

I learned about the banning of Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years from Dr.

December 27, 2011
Julianne Jennings

Growing-up on the Indian-Negro color line (I am the daughter of a European mother and a black and Indian father), I lived with mixed signals and coded information by the dominant

November 23, 2011
Simon Moya-Smith

It was earlier this month during a snowstorm that I stumbled upon an interesting tidbit of American history—the kind you’d hope would make it into inner city high school textbooks, but somehow gets omitted like so many other things.

November 23, 2011
Chase Iron Eyes

I have been paying attention to the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux ordeal for over 10 years and I am becoming fatigued with every twist and turn those that wish to keep the name are now engaging. I attended the special North Dakota legislative session on Nov.

November 02, 2011
Cheryl Crazy Bull

Many people after watching the ABC 20/20 special, “Hidden America: Children of the Plains” may be asking, “What can be done to help?” The special depicted the da