Gabriel S. Galanda

August 13, 2014
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts.
May 29, 2014
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
On April 18, 2014, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wrote U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
March 12, 2014
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
On December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) with great fanfare. The U.S. State Department then proclaimed that the declaration expresses “aspirations that this...
March 03, 2014
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Indian Land Buy Back Program has been lauded as the “hallmark” of the $3.4 billion Cobell v. Salazar settlement. As the Buy Back Program now lifts off in hurried fashion at Makah and Pine Ridge, the program...
November 06, 2013
BY:
Gabriel Galanda & Ryan Dreveskracht
With a case of potentially catastrophic consequence for Indian country now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, all of the players who can possibly prevent the disaster are either sitting on their hands or pointing fingers.
October 15, 2013
BY:
Lance Morgan & Gabriel S. Galanda
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) has provided a vital spark to infrastructure and economic development projects across Indian country.
September 23, 2013
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
Beware of the federal task force. While a combined law enforcement entity might make sense in combatting crime in non-tribal communities, the federal task force is a Trojan Horse when it enters Indian country.
September 19, 2013
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a severe below to Indian sovereignty when it decided Nevada v.
September 04, 2013
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
Throughout the 19th Century the U.S. Cavalry perpetrated the genocide of Indian People. Today’s Cavalry—federal, state and local police—are no longer committed to extermination.