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Guest Opinion Growing up in Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, I learned firsthand the importance of voting through my parents, who never missed an Election Day and even ran voter registration drives for our community. My parents always said that there were two non-negotiables in our family: “You go to school and you vote.” 

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Because our editorial staff is spread over several states, the Native News Online newsroom is actually a virtual newsroom. We meet virtually in editorial huddles to discuss potential articles for publication. We go through news releases we have received and to hear about events happening at tribes in Indian Country, and review and discuss new policies and programs for Native Americans out of Washington, D.C.

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Guest Opinion. One of our most critical values as Cherokee people is that our elders are essential keepers of our history and culture, and they deserve to live in safety and dignity. In 2019 Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and I proposed, and the Council of the Cherokee Nation approved, the Housing, Jobs and Sustainable Communities Act.

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Guest Opinion. An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home. That’s why I was so proud this week to attend the formal announcement of the reauthorized and expanded Violence Against Women Act.

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Guest Opinion.  Entering the period known as lent in the Christian tradition is to enter a period of reflection, to repent for our sins, and to prepare our bodies and souls for the sublime sacrifice of Christ on the cross. This 40-day period begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday, when the high days of Holy Week take over.

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Opinion.  The war in Ukraine reminds us of how horrible war is and, for that matter, has been throughout the history of humankind. This modern war has exemplified how far one murderous dictator—Vladimir Putin—will go to satisfy his greed for land and thirst for power.

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February 25, 2022

The Honorable Gina Raimondo

Secretary of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce

1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20230

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Guest Opinion. Divisive politics are nothing new to Indian Country. Tribal leaders and education advocates have long navigated the political currents that trend left, right, or center to advance our positions on Indian education.

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Guest Opinion With the generous support of the Kellogg Foundation, Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program holds an annual, open call for the Full Circle Fellowship. Centering on Indigenous young adults (18–24 years old) based in New Mexico, Michigan and Mississippi, the fellowship offers a year’s worth of creative support and opportunities for those interested in exploring pathways into careers in film and television — including participation in the 2022 Native Lab and attendance at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
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Opinion. The internet has made our world smaller. What is published in the United States online gets read in Europe and other parts of the world.