November 02, 2011
Cheryl Crazy Bull

Many people after watching the ABC 20/20 special, “Hidden America: Children of the Plains” may be asking, “What can be done to help?” The special depicted the da

August 22, 2011
Steven Newcomb

The Kumeyaay have no ceremony for reburying the dead. The remains of a Kumeyaay ancestor unearthed by the dominating society are to be given the same ceremony as a loved one who has recently passed on.

August 05, 2011
Harold Monteau

It’s difficult to write about “spirituality;” it’s an individual experience.

July 27, 2011
Gyasi Ross

(The following is a satire inspired by Jonathan Swift, with apologies to April.)

Scorching hot hippies. Patchouli oil steaming from the bodies.

July 21, 2011
Daniel Blondeau

To the editor:

July 02, 2011
Ruth Hopkins

Most people in the United States are unaware of what an important role plants play in the field of medicine. Plants are the original source material for nearly 40% of all pharmaceutical remedies in the United States.

July 01, 2011
Russell Means

The late Seneca scholar and philosopher John Mohawk said: "In order to be free, you must act free." Mohawk was a contemporary of mine, and he knew the struggle for freedom for indigenous peoples is not theoretical, it is real; it is also difficult, constant and requires remembering where we, as A

June 30, 2011
Gabriel S. Galanda

In early 2010, the Washington State Department of Corrections stripped the American Indian men and women incarcerated in its twelve prisons of virtually everything that makes them tribal. Agency religious practices policies were changed, ostensibly to help balance the state’s budget.

June 30, 2011
Harold A. Monteau

Ordinarily I would not use those two words in the same sentence. A little over ten years ago I awoke in my pickup along a dirt road that served as a common driveway to my home and neighboring homes.

June 22, 2011
Steve Russell

James Ray’s Arizona trial for manslaughter played like a bad movie; Harry Potter meets John Wayne. And now he's been found guilty of negligent homicide.

May 25, 2011
Bonnie Jane Maracle

Our Language is a Gift from the Creator

May 09, 2011
Marine Sisk-Franco

When the letter arrived at our village, I wasn’t around, but my mom and dad told me they picked it up like it weighed a thousand pounds. They held it up to the light and joked about trying to figure out what it said before I could see it.

September 15, 2010
Randi Rourke

A recent spot on National Public Radio brought deserved attention to a most sacred ceremony of Indian peoples.

March 24, 2010
Katsi Cook

About 15 years ago, brain tissue from 33 infants who succumbed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was taken from Northern Plains tribes, including Pine Ridge, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River, as part of the Aberdeen Indian health Service Infant Mortality Study.