August 11, 2012
Harold Monteau

We need to stop thinking about being "Indian" as being a matter of race or culture (both of which are just part of our reality) and think about being Indian in terms of citizenship in a "Native Nation." Race should not define us although it is part of our reality.

July 04, 2012
Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids.

June 18, 2012
Darren Bonaparte

When it was announced that Kateri Tekakwitha would be declared a saint by Pope Benedict, a British journalist asked me, “What does the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman mean in this cynical, godless age?”

June 15, 2012
Charles Kader

Amid touted economic recovery at the federal government level, Indian country remains underwater in terms of sustainable growth in all but a few isolated pockets of capital markets within the United States and Canada.

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 11, 2012
Margo (Kickingbird) DeLaune & Cole R. DeLaune

As an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 1981 alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, veteran scholastic administrator, and lifelong Democrat, I am profoundly disturbed by the emergence of recent details concerning Harvard and one of its law school’s senior faculty member

June 09, 2012
Cedric Sunray

What and who are the "Ins and Outs" of Indian Country?

June 03, 2012
Simon Moya-Smith

No right-wing GOP chubby-belly apologist would dare attempt to persuade civil rights activist Al Sharpton into believing that black-faced caricatures of young African Americans, clad in ripped overalls and Afros, are not disrespectful.

May 25, 2012
Dan Jones

Of all the sovereign authority tribes once held, the least compromised by Congress is the tribe’s ability to determine who is a member of the tribe or who is an Indian.

May 19, 2012
Ungelbah Daniel-Davila

Everyone in Indian country is in an uproar about Johnny Depp playing Tonto in the upcoming flick, The Lone Ranger, but for the wrong reasons.

May 16, 2012
Steve Russell

Forrest Carter, Carlos Castaneda, Ward Churchill, Iron Eyes Cody, Jamake HIghwater, Nasdijj, Princess Pale Moon, Andrea and Justine Smith, Mary Thunder, Dhyani Ywahoo.

May 15, 2012
Suzan Shown Harjo

What’s up, you ask, with the “Native American” uproar in the Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown race for U.S. senator from Massachusetts?

May 11, 2012
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

I listen to NPR nearly every morning just to have some background noise as I fry up an egg, toast a tortilla, and put an ice-cube in my tea so I can gulp it down before scrambling to find my keys and a clean pair of socks. Most days the most relevant news for my life is the weather report.

May 05, 2012
Chelsea Vowel

If you've heard the term 60s scoop and thought it had something to do with ice-cream in ye olden days, I'm here to enlighten you.