April 06, 2013
Dustin Monroe

The Montana voter registration and mobilization program started by Western Native Voice in 2011 had a large impact on the 2012 election.

April 04, 2013
Cole R. DeLaune

Less than a month after the dead-man-walking candidacies of Richard Mourdock and a now infamous Missourian culminated in predictable blowouts, a governor emeritus of South Dakota announced his own bid for the Senate in the forthcoming 2014 midterms.

April 03, 2013
Hayley Hutt

Recent news of the Klamath Tribe’s victory in a water rights battle after 38 years of court proceedings came as no surprise to the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Hoopa knows that tribal water rights and tribal trust are the most powerful tools for restoring the West’s salmon rivers.

April 02, 2013
Oliver J. Semans

“Everyone talks about rights, but they have a cost,” said attorney Sara Frankenstein in a recent article on (“With 2014 Elec

March 31, 2013
Winter King & Sara Clark

President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a federal statute that addresses domestic violence and other crimes against women.

March 30, 2013
Ruth Hopkins

Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government not that long ago.

March 28, 2013
Steve Russell

The interplay between law and language is fascinating. “Blood quantum” started without the modern racist connotations in early English cases involving inheritance from a particular person rather than from a racially defined category of persons.

March 26, 2013
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Bolivian government called for a high level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in 2014.

March 24, 2013
Timothy Aqukkasuk Argetsinger

Many federally recognized tribes are celebrating the reauthorization of VAWA, which contains key provisions that authorize tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians in sexual assault and domestic violence cases on reservation.

March 23, 2013
Mike Wenstrup

Today, voting rights are under assault by political partisans whose agenda is threatened by a healthy democracy.

March 21, 2013
Steve Russell

Elders suffered terribly during the Great Depression. I did not live then, but I am among the last generation schooled by the people who lived it. I know my family’s stories and the statistics, but the rest is speculation.

March 18, 2013
Twila Barnes

Did Markwayne Mullin forget who he is? He is supposed to be a Cherokee man, a warrior, one who protects the women of his nation. Instead, he betrayed American Indian women, including the women of the Cherokee Nation, when he voted against the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.

March 17, 2013
Steven Newcomb

There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things.

March 16, 2013
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull

Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and perusing news and opinion pieces.