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While racial identity may seem like the latest in dinner party fodder for white people, American Indians have been burdened with this issue for generations. Read more

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The shutdown has turned the Bureau of Indian Affairs into a virtual ghost town. Read more

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The massacre serves as far more than a historical footnote for Indians. Read more

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Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more

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C Watts

Snyder and his Washington football team are learning that the price of hate can sometimes be too expensive. Read more

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Sam English

#UsToo, Columbus dud, and more. Read more

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The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump Administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd, and land that the Gwich’in call, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” Read more

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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. Read more

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

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Noah Flora

“Land conquest and chattel slavery are so interlinked that if you separate them, you end up with a distorted story. That link has to be at the core of a complete revision of U.S. history.” Read more

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

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

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Michael “Little Feather” Giron is the first person to face serious prison time for his role in the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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Tim Vanderpool

A desert tribe, tormented by border patrol, pushes back against Trump’s wall. Read more

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Greg Ness

How uncanny and unexpected this younger generation has become—so much more open-minded and embracing of diversity in our world. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    April 8, 2017: Immediately after the Standing Rock camps were forcibly evicted, indigenous youths hit the road in a repurposed school bus. As “The Rolling Resistance,” they spent several months traveling to raise awareness of indigenous environmental issues.

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    April 8, 2017: Immediately after the Standing Rock camps were forcibly evicted, indigenous youths hit the road in a repurposed school bus. As “The Rolling Resistance,” they spent several months traveling to raise awareness of indigenous environmental issues.

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    August 13, 2017: Tents set up at Ma’iingan Camp provide shelter for the visitors and volunteers who come to help with such daily tasks as construction, cooking, and cleaning. Although they don’t anticipate having to accommodate as many people as were camped at Standing Rock, the camp’s capacity for visitors is an ongoing conversation.

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    August 11, 2017: Scott “Mountain Man” Pitney and Daniel Culver carry poles to build a yurt at Ma’iingan Camp, an Anishinaabe camp in Northern Minnesota. The camp is one of several that emerged in the past year to resist energy corporation Enbridge’s new Line 3 pipeline that could put one fifth of the world’s fresh surface water at risk of contamination.

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    August 6, 2017: Horseback riders from the Kickapoo Nation lead the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot in Lincoln, Nebraska, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to approve the previously rejected pipeline. They joined a diverse crowd that included farmers, ranchers, and tribal leaders.

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    Annabelle Marcovici

    April 8, 2017: Immediately after the Standing Rock camps were forcibly evicted, indigenous youths hit the road in a repurposed school bus. As “The Rolling Resistance,” they spent several months traveling to raise awareness of indigenous environmental issues.