Indian Country Today's Top Stories for 2018

Our story "Choctaw Nation Poteau Health Clinic Employee Snapchats Anti-Native Comments" was the most viewed and shared contemporary article in 2018. Our story on the true story of Pocahontas was number one overall.

Our 2018 year-end review of the top stories in Indian Country Today, picked by our readers.

Here are this past year's top stories for 2018

​# 2018 Overall Top 10 Posted In 2018

  1. Choctaw Nation Poteau Health Clinic Employee Snapchats Anti-Native Comments
  2. Social media erupts - RCMP say dead Native woman found in ditch 'not suspicious'
  3. What Did Wes Say? First Native Presenter Wes Studi, Speaks Cherokee Language At Oscars.
  4. Non-Native man guilty of strangling, sexualizing Native woman will serve no time
  5. Trump Administration Supports Changing Indian Health Programs
  6. Interior denies Mashpee trust land: ‘You do not meet definition of an Indian’
  7. Native American Lacrosse teams expelled from league after reporting racial abuse
  8. North Dakota Prosecutors Drop All Serious Charges against Chase Iron Eyes
  9. May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
  10. Strike Against Sovereignty? Sen. Warren asserts Native American ancestry via DNA

Top 5 Politics Posted In 2018

  1. Trump Administration Supports Changing Indian Health Programs
  2. New Mexico GOP candidate Janice Arnold-Jones questions Deb Haaland’s heritage
  3. Supreme Court considers return of Native land; Oklahoma panics over jurisdiction
  4. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Releases step-by-step graphic to help Native voters
  5. Congress about to hear a voice that it's never heard before, Deb Haaland

Top 5 Arts and Entertainment Posted In 2018

  1. Sherman Alexie Called Out For Sexual Misconduct For Over A Twenty-Year Period
  2. Native actor Wes Studi on the Oscars: ‘It Was Loosely Choreographed Chaos’
  3. Canadian rapper Classified releases powerful #MMIW video titled ‘Powerless’
  4. Social Media erupts as Native groups ask owner of ‘Spunky Squaw’ to change name
  5. He's Poisonous' Women Go Public Re: Sherman Alexie Sexual Harassment Allegations

Top 5 History

(Pocahontas story, though most viewed, was not included)

  1. 6 Shocking Facts About Slavery, Natives and African Americans
  2. Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history
  3. Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst US Presidents
  4. 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day
  5. What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale

Top 5 Lists

  1. 7 Most Popular Native American Languages in U.S.
  2. 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day
  3. 8 Big Lies History Books Tell About Natives
  4. 8 Things You Should Know About Two Spirit People
  5. The Traumatic True History and Name List of the Dakota 38

Most Viewed Article of the Year

The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality

Most Viewed Opinion Article of the Year

Changing Elizabeth Warren's story to one about Native America - by Crystal Echo Hawk

Top 5 Archives

  1. The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality
  2. Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin
  3. What Percentage Indian Do You Have to Be in Order to Be a Member of a Tribe?
  4. Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst US Presidents
  5. Hawaiians Explain Why the Goddess Pele & Her Lava Are Welcome Guests in Pahoa

Top 5 Humor

  1. 9 Jokes That Prove Indians Are the Funniest People in the World
  2. #NativeHumor: 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be Native American
  3. 9 More Jokes That Prove Indians Are the Funniest People in the World
  4. Native Humor: 7 Ways Natives Can Celebrate the Fourth of July
  5. Native Humor: Natives Be Like… (or Do They?) 14 Funny Pictures That Went Viral

The Indian Country Today team

Mark Trahant is editor of Indian Country Today. He is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
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Email: mtrahant@IndianCountryToday.com

Vincent Schilling is the associate editor of Indian Country Today. He is enrolled Akwesasne Mohawk.
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Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, is a reporter and producer for Indian Country Today. She is Diné.
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Email: jbennett-begaye@indiancountrytoday.com

Lisa J. Ellwood is a correspondent and posts the Press Pool. She is Lenape and Nanticoke.
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Email: pressrelease@indiancountrytoday.com | Questions: LJEllwood@indiancountrytoday.com

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