Jaedin Medicine Elk
Jaedin Medicine Elk is a Northern Cheyenne tribal member and cofounder of Roam Free Nation.
Tribal nations must honor, not destroy the ‘Buffalo Nation’
By: Jaedin Medicine Elk - July 19, 2023
I expected the recent meeting of those involved with the Interagency Bison Management Plan to be highly emotional given the national and international outrage over the indiscriminate killing of so many Yellowstone buffalo this year. Instead, it was business as usual with no remorse from anyone for killing more than 25% of the herd as […]
Who pulls the trigger on Yellowstone’s bison, and why?
By: Stephany Seay and Jaedin Medicine Elk - June 14, 2023
As the debate rages on about the killing of 1,100 Yellowstone National Park bison by tribal hunters, this year there’s plenty of finger-pointing and blame-casting to go around. But the bottom line is that the buffalo are the true victims here. Unfortunately, way too much human-centric drama is being played out in the name of […]
An open letter to those participating in the tribal bison hunt near Yellowstone National Park
By: Jaedin Medicine Elk - May 15, 2023
The wild buffalo of Yellowstone country are being considered for Endangered Species Act protection. Their population is not doing well. But, it seems that the native hunters who come to kill them don’t care; it’s all about us tribes and our treaties, not the buffalo. In reality, a bull’s story will tell you how he, […]