Leadership

February 23, 2014
By:
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
By:
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
By:
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
By:
Chief Sidney Hill

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

May 21, 2013
By:
Tally Monteau-Colombe

Mitakuyapi, Cante waste napeciyuzapi.

February 16, 2013
By:
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
By:
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
By:
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.”

November 15, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world.

November 15, 2012
By:
Vonnie Lone Chief

Despite the required recount, North Dakota tribes and Indian country were already celebrating the efforts put forth for Indian champion Heidi Heitkamp’s improbable victory in her bid to hold Democrat Kent Conrad’s United States Senate seat.

November 11, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians.  My own vote turned on threats I perceived to my family.  Your mileage may vary.

November 10, 2012
By:
Valarie Tom

Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.

November 09, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world.

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