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Guest opinion: Native warriors honored for service to America

Guest opinion: Native warriors honored for service to America

Among all our wars and military conflicts, Vietnam was perhaps hardest on veterans. Yet, that did not stop Montanans from enlisting for that “conflict” at a very high rate. Montanans have one of the highest rates of voluntary military service in the nation and within that number, Native Amer…

May 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Needs of impoverished neighbors test journalist's principles

Most Reservation folk, including me, pursue hard scrabble living, worrying about gas, food, phone bill (if we have one), light bill, etc. We have been dimly aware of the Washington Redskins mascot controversy, but it has not been a burning issue for many of us.

April 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans must work to revitalize Native languages

I am only half Northern Cheyenne (from my mother), the other half is Vihio or white, the spider people (from my Irish father). I did not know my tribal name Heevees’a (Teeth Woman) name until I was 15 years old. I learned its history and legacy in my 20’s and finally, at 56, how to correctly…

February 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Highway of death for Cheyenne hitchhikers

This column is hard to write because it deals with unspeakable tragedy. Last week, a young Cheyenne woman was struck and killed while walking on Highway 212, near Busby. It was a wintry, snow blown night. The vehicle that hit her did not stop.

February 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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