Opinion

December 24, 2015
By:
Delvin Cree

Times were tough for many Indian families back in the 1960s, especially during the holiday season. Back then, everything was a challenge.

October 19, 2015
By:
Marlana Thompson-Baker

Over the last couple of years an urgency has invigorated Turtle Island.... a call to action that has awakened all the First Nations.

Steven Storm
September 11, 2015
By:
Steven Storm

“We have never been able to understand the white man, who fools nobody but himself.” —Chief Plenty Coups, Crow

September 10, 2015
By:
Michael McNally

This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

August 17, 2015
By:
Debra White Plume

Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift, as much a relative and part of our Creation Story as any of the Star Nation, or two-legged, four-legged, winged creature or those of the

August 12, 2015
By:
Richard Peterson

I recently published an op-ed decrying the uninformed fear-mongering being smeared around Alaska by opponents of tribal trust land.

August 02, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

I’ve been fortunate to get paid for writing my opinions for a good long time, but it's only since getting hired by ICTMN that I’ve not had editorial issues with my biases.

July 08, 2015
By:
LaDonna Harris

Collaborating with my daughters on my memoirs I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the past 45 years of the American Indian Self Determination Movement and the unique modern history that I am privileged to have been a part of.

April 20, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

The Navajo Nation is in a tug-of-war that goes beyond just politics. The struggle is about more than just language fluency. In some ways it’s about the old guard and keeping traditions.

April 09, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

This column was begun on a weekend after the stock market took a serious dive, which most market watchers agree was caused by the excellent news on job creation.

April 07, 2015
By:
Phil Gover

Last week the Chairwoman of my tribe, Gari Pikyavit Lafferty, was removed from office by our tribal council

February 16, 2015
By:
Andy Mager

The world suffered a great loss last week with the passing of Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Gowanahs). A member of the Snipe Clan, Onondaga Nation, she was a lawyer, activist and professor of American Indian history, Federal Indian Law, anthropology, and human rights.

February 14, 2015
By:
Cedric Sunray

The first time I set foot on the Chitimacha Indian Reservation in Louisiana was in the 1990s. Prior to this, I had seen pictures of some of their tribal members attending Indian boarding schools with members of my own tribe and many others.

February 14, 2015
By:
Bob and Charlene Burns

There are so many people in Indian country processing the loss of our Blackfoot scholar, philosopher, activist, teacher, ceremonialist, healer, family member and friend, Tatsikiistamik (Middle Bull) Narcisse Blood.

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