Mark Anthony Rolo


Mark has been a correspondent for Indian Country Today, director of the Native American Journalists Association and is author most recently of the memoir My Mother Is Now Earth. He is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a regular contributor to The Progressive, including for the column, “Going Native.”

When I hear people like the Cherokee Nation’s Hoskins Jr. bashing Warren for her claim, it occurs to me that Trump’s racism has found a footing in tribal politics. more

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Sam English

#UsToo, Columbus dud, and more. more


Old-time Indian women would fry bread in the early morning and at the end of the day. I often wonder if they found solace in making the bread, like my mother. more


Chances are good that the land deed you hold rests on the treaty system. more




With an Indian taco and stick of buttered corn in my hands, nothing matches the drum beat of community. more


As 'Indian Country Today' goes digital-only, it's hard to tell if it will have a viable place in Indian news. more



Tony Webster

I grew up with deep roots of racial self-hate. I wished I could fit in better with the dominant society. I wished to God I was not an American Indian. more


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Diné Equality

Prior to colonization, American Indians had their own values of tolerance and acceptance. Forgetting those values not only threatens our tradition, but our right to tribal sovereignty. more

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Lorie Shaull

Public attention has focused on the bad behavior of prominent, mostly white men. Thankfully, this spotlight is also falling on Indian men who have behaved in similar ways. more


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Tribal sovereignty is precarious at best. Indians know that at any point the President, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court could do away with Indian-federal treaties, dismantle reservations, and open up tribal lands to the highest bidder. more



US Army

For those who would say retiring Wahoo is a positive step in the right direction, I cry foul ball. more

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Trump’s Administration, so far, may not be as bad for American Indians as Andrew Jackson or Ulysses S. Grant. But it aims to be. more


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The Gun Lake Tribe and Rhino Media Productions

I asked President Trump to join a traditional Native-American Thanksgiving. He did not reply. more



Neeta Lind

His work marks a turning point in the consciousness of this country about historical and current mistreatment of American Indians. more


From proud displays of Indians as savage sports mascots, to exploiting Indian land for oil and other natural resources, you cannot convince me that the spirit of Christopher Columbus is no longer with us. more

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The Cherokee were wrong to exclude their black brothers and sisters from membership. more


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Despite a June 19 court decision protecting the Redskins name and logo as an expression of free speech, the team's days touting a racial slur as a name may be numbered. more



Keith Allison

Like Little Black Sambo, Frito the Bandito and other racial stereotypes, the days of the Redskins name and image are numbered. more



Library of Congress

The history of Native Americans is clouded in illusions of transcendence, but the standoff at Standing Rock is only the latest in a never-ending dynamic that has raged since the Puritans landed. more

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