March 20, 2015
David Wilkins

In 1854, Chief Seattle spoke to a group of early settlers. “Your dead cease to love you and the land of their nativity as soon as they pass the portals of the tomb and wander away beyond the stars,” he said.

March 16, 2015
Andre Cramblit

Let me start by saving I am not a physician.

March 12, 2015
JoDe L. Goudy

The Yakama Nation takes the welfare of our children seriously and we are committed to making decisions in the best interests of our members.

March 07, 2015
André Cramblit

Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section. When I was 13 in 7th grade, I weighed 225 pounds. My football coaches loved it, but it was not easy being the brownest and roundest kid in school.

January 11, 2015
Memory Dawn Long Chase

In Response to Lynn Armitage’s ICTMN article, “Domestic Violence: Careful, the Kids Are Watching”:

December 31, 2014
Byron Dorgan

In June of this year, President Barack Obama and the First Lady visited the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This was ya historic visit.

December 23, 2014
Camaray Devalos

de·col·o·nize - verb (of a country) withdraw from (a colony), leaving it independent.

November 24, 2014
Harold Monteau

There have been several recent deaths on my reservation, and others, of young people in their teens and 20s. The tragedy at Tulalip got me thinking about solutions or, at least, attempts at solutions.

November 08, 2014

My alcohol and drug counselor asked me one simple question upon our first meeting. The answer would be the turning point in my life. I had become addicted to alcohol. I had just hit rock bottom. I was unsure, scared and lost.

October 31, 2014
Renée Roman Nose

The facts are there. We know them. We live them, every day. We see them in our children’s lives, especially now. According to Aspen Institute, 75 percent of all Native youth deaths between 12 and 20 are directly attributable to violence.

October 24, 2014
Steve Russell

Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can survive on dry surfaces.

October 17, 2014
Crystal Willcuts

Sometimes bravery is the smallest of things, a grain of sand lying under a mountain of regret. This, I felt as I watched my mother die. Exactly two years before the moment she left this world, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started with a pain in her breast that wouldn’t go away.

October 01, 2014
Crystal Willcuts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this was written to honor my mother and every life touched by this devastating disease.

September 20, 2014
Sen. Jon Tester

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago.