The statistics are well known: Alaska Natives and other Indigenous Peoples are more prone to addiction and other such ills than the mainstream population...
Sarah Sunshine Manning
Editor’s Note: On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Sarah Lee Circle Bear, a 24-year-old Native American mother of two who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Brow...
Hip hop artist Night Shield grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and has won two Native American Music Awards. He's the founder of the N.S.E...

Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike a

Mary Annette Pember
They were building the young man’s coffin in the front yard when we arrived...
Jacqueline Keeler
On February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first “Tribal Cannabis Association” at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation...
Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin Kids
Tanya H. Lee
Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin says the number of babies born addicted to opioids “is currently the single greatest threat to the future of the Mille Lacs Band of...
Mary Annette Pember
“Aww, here we go again, talking about the dang boarding schools!” This was the first thought Chally Topping-Thompson had when the topic came up in her social work class at St...

My alcohol and drug counselor asked me one simple question upon our first meeting. The answer would be the turning point in my life. I had become addicted to alcohol. I had just hit rock bottom. I was unsure, scared and lost....

Jorge Martin Melchor
Artist Antoinette Thompson was an unhappy kid growing up on the Navajo reservation. She was often in trouble—once, she was even jailed—and she left home at 17 to find a new life...