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Obama Avoids Pipeline Comment But Urges Tribal Sovereignty

President Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans, but urged tribal leaders to continue pushing for recognition.

September 27, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Larry People Vs. Flint,’ Michigan

Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.

January 13, 2016

Endorse This: The Best Response To The Oregon Invaders

At a meeting Wednesday, tribe official Jarvis Kennedy had a simple message for these posers: “They just need to get the hell out of here. Sorry.”

January 7, 2016

Oregon Native Tribe Uneasy With Armed Standoff Over Land Rights

Tribe member: “If you want to get technical about it… the land belongs to the Paiute here.”

January 7, 2016
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California Representative Loretta Sanchez In Hot Water Over Indian War Whoop

Soon after Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced her run for Senate, she opened her mouth a little too much.

May 18, 2015
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To Climb Morro Rock Or Not? Question Divides Two Native American Tribes

Two Native American tribes refuse to budge when it comes to right-of-use for a shared sacred space.

March 18, 2015

Keeping Native Kids’ Despair At Bay In Small Alaska Town

Community outreach stems suicides while encouraging traditions among native Alaskan teens.

February 25, 2015
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U.S. Won’t Stop Native Americans From Growing, Selling Pot On Their Lands

The justice Department just gave a green light to a lucrative and controversial new industry on Native American reservations.

December 11, 2014

Wither The Native American Children

Why knowing the truths of American history is so important.

October 7, 2014

Native Americans Spread The Word To Nonnatives: Don’t Wear Traditional Headdresses

By Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star As portraits go, it was undeniably arresting, a strong-jawed man in profile wearing a regal Native American war bonnet. But the man in the headdress was singer Pharrell Williams, who is not, last time anyone knew, Native American. When that picture appeared on the July cover of fashion […]

August 26, 2014

New Rules Might Recognize More Tribes, Create New Casinos

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As a proud Chinook Indian, Gary Johnson rejects the claim that his tribe in southwestern Washington state is extinct, even though that’s what the Bureau of Indian Affairs declared more than 12 years ago. “They couldn’t be more wrong,” said Johnson, a former chairman of the tribe […]

August 15, 2014

Native-American Vote Could Prove Important In Hotly Contested South Dakota Races

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji), McClatchy-Tribune News Service Over the years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November. I believed this to be very important for two reasons: First of all, the Native-American vote has been terribly overlooked by candidates seeking national office […]

August 5, 2014

Could The War On Native Voting Rights Swing The Senate?

The following is excerpted from “The Missing Native Vote,” Stephanie Woodard’s cover story in the July 2014 issue of In These Times. Woodard explains how, nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, American Indians still lack equal access to the ballot box — and how, depending on the outcome of a federal […]

June 12, 2014