Times were tough for many Indian families back in the 1960s, especially during the holiday season. Back then, everything was a challenge.
Over the last couple of years an urgency has invigorated Turtle Island.... a call to action that has awakened all the First Nations.
“We have never been able to understand the white man, who fools nobody but himself.” —Chief Plenty Coups, Crow
This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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
I recently published an op-ed decrying the uninformed fear-mongering being smeared around Alaska by opponents of tribal trust land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week the Chairwoman of my tribe, Gari Pikyavit Lafferty, was removed from office by our tribal council
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.
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.
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.