April 27, 2012
Adella Begaye

Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service or running water, and still do.

April 13, 2012
Ruth Hopkins

For plains Tribes, the preservation of grasslands is crucial to the survival of our culture. Its unique configuration of Native plants and grasses provide us with medicine, tools, shelter, and food.

April 09, 2012
Delvin Cree

On a recent warm sunny day I watched as quite a few 18-wheelers, large tandem service trucks and 4x4 pick-up trucks (with big tires) drive by my brother's place on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Once in a while an ol' rez car will accompany this same highway which is very busy day and night.

April 03, 2012
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

When I sat down to write this column, I wanted to tell you about how well ICTMN is doing in promoting our (Indigenous) interpretation of the world through presenting our view of news, events and thought

April 01, 2012
Andrea Lord Goldstein

One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the

March 25, 2012
Steve Russell

"Coffee more...you want?" A young man, brown but of indeterminate nationality, is walking by with a carafe.

March 12, 2012
Oliver J. Semans

Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R.

February 22, 2012
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

Indian Country Today Media Network covered the draft critical habitat designation proposed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ("

February 17, 2012
John Maniscalco

The natural gas industry has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to convince consumers that their product is the proverbial “silver bullet” that will save them thousands of dollars in home heating costs for years to come, if only they would switch fuels.

February 15, 2012
Suzan Shown Harjo

Amid the top-volume crossfire these days about whose religion and whose health could be threatened by federal actions, it’s noteworthy that debaters and bloviators alike don’t notice or don’t care about ongoing violations of Native American Peoples’ religious freedom and well being.

February 09, 2012
Jennifer S. Baker

In an open executive session of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Sen.

February 09, 2012
Billy Frank Jr.

We are losing the battle for salmon recovery in western Washington because salmon habitat is being destroyed faster than it can be restored.

February 01, 2012
Tina Hagedorn

This is the second in a three-part series that explores export opportunities for tribal forest products. Read part one here.