Steve Russell

August 13, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
I mean you no harm. If I meant you harm, I would start by using your name. Every literate Cherokee knows your name. At the time before the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation had a higher literacy rate than the white settlers and gold seekers who...
July 24, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an avatar of hypocrisy in civil rights law. A descendant of slaves hailing from Pin Point, Georgia, his first language was Gullah.
July 19, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Cases involving child custody are always middle class morality plays.
July 17, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
June 25, 2013, was a great day to be white in the United States.  In one day, the Supreme Court pulled the teeth of two laws with an excellent track record of providing remedies for racial discrimination, the Voting Rights Act and the Indian Child...
July 05, 2013
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Steve Russell
I often write with respect of persons who have done much with their time, referring to them as “elders.” Some people deserve that respect, but others are just old. Out of luck or because they took no risks, they are still sucking air.
June 27, 2013
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Steve Russell
If something called “political science” exists, it’s not necessary to relate general principles of political behavior to Indians specifically.  That said, the following political eruption took place in Texas, and Texas has the fourth largest Indian...
June 24, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Bethany Berger is a first rate legal scholar who has done a great deal of useful work for Indians in academia. Before that, she paid her dues in the legal trenches of Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii.
June 21, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
It’s election year again in the Cherokee Nation, but every year’s an election year somewhere and democracy is not a spectator sport. You either roll up your pants legs and wade in political waste products or you let others make critical decisions...
June 17, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
One of the television talking heads really hurt my feelings in a report the other night on Edward Snowden, the traitorous hero or heroic traitor who leaked the existence of PRISM, wholesale collection of data from the servers of various major...
June 12, 2013
BY:
Steve Russell
Meanings vary when people repeat that things can be done “the right way, the wrong way, or the Army way.” The Army way may represent teamwork so instinctive that orders are not necessary. For most GIs, the Army way is the elevation of form over...

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