September 16, 2015
André Cramblit

Author's Note: I originally wrote this article for the magazine Winds of Change back in 2002, published by the American Indians Science and Engineering Society (AIESES).

November 27, 2014
Steven Newcomb

Some of us who have embarked on a path of intellectual work have also worked throughout our lives with spiritual leaders so that our intellectual efforts and work is grounded in ceremony and prayer.

July 06, 2014
Steve Russell

Chris Stevens was everything we should want an ambassador to be, and by “we” I mean both tribal governments and colonial governments.

May 28, 2014
Brian Cladoosby, Jefferson Keel, Joe Garcia, Tex Hall, Susan Masten & W. Ron Allen

We are living in historic times for Indian Country. As we are still celebrating the confirmation of Diane Humetewa, the first Native American woman who will serve as a Federal Judge, there is another opportunity for a historic ‘first’ at our fingertips.

April 30, 2014
Sara Marie Ortiz

Some say—in Indigenous and non-indigenous cultures—that true leaders are born, not made.

February 23, 2014
Jennifer Denetdale

My ideas about liberation came from my father and my relatives, and are informed by my observations and experiences with my family, Diné community and my readings in feminisms, Native Studies and decolonization.

May 28, 2013
Jay Daniels

Indian country has suffered for the past three years because the "Montana Mafia" has controlled the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). They have controlled the course of the BIA without regard for the entirety of Indian country.

May 27, 2013
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is meant as a day to remember all those who have died while in military service. This Memorial Day I think it important that you remember the day from a military mind. It is not about you or your vacation.

May 22, 2013
Chief Sidney Hill

Greetings  from the Chiefs, Clanmothers, Faithkeepers, and people of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy, People of the Longhouse.

May 21, 2013
Tally Monteau-Colombe

Mitakuyapi, Cante waste napeciyuzapi.

February 16, 2013
Charles Kader


In reading over the 2013 State of Indian Nations address by outgoing President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a number of talking points of emphasis stood out as compelling subjects for further examination.

January 25, 2013
Jay Daniels

Once, at a tribal consultation meeting, Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, asked me to join him for lunch. Upon learning that I was a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, he asked about my opinion of the Freedmen issue.

November 24, 2012
Jay LaPlante

A typical meeting between two Native people for the first time goes something like this:

“What tribe you from?”

“I’m a Blackfeet from Brownin’.”

“Aaahhh, my uncle is from up that way.”

“Oh yeah, he went to Chemawa with my Dad. I pow-wowed with his kids.”