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November 07, 2012
By:
She the Bear (Britt Reed)

My perspective on cultural appropriation will always be different than most of the outspoken folks in Indian country. I did not grow up on a reservation, nor experience the “classic” urban native experience. I am a Native woman who was adopted out when I was a baby.

November 07, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

The ballot box has been emptied for the 2012 election in the United States. I have followed the presidential candidates and issues raised along this year’s campaign trail. The question of who shall lead and why, was at hand.

November 06, 2012
By:
Mark Charles

My early voting ballot is almost complete. I have done my reading, finished my research, and ignored a sufficient amount of robo-calls and attack ads. I have made my choices for county school superintendent, state representatives, and even U.S. senator.

November 06, 2012
By:
Renée Roman Nose

To all our non-Native friends, this November is Native American Heritage Month and the month when we as a nation celebrate Thanksgiving. It is also the anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre and the month in which we elect a President.

November 05, 2012
By:
Delvin Cree

Several Indian tribes in North Dakota will soon pay more attention to the many energy resources we have in this state and on tribal lands.

November 05, 2012
By:
Rep. Tom Cole

In their recent letter to Indian Country Today Media Network, Congressmen Ed Markey and Ben Ray Lujan expressed concern that chronically underfunded tribal programs are in jeopardy of damaging further spending reductions.

November 05, 2012
By:
Vincent Schilling

On Saturday November 3, Indian country celebrated a bit of a victory and was paid a not a small amount of respect from Gwen Stefani of the group No Doubt.

November 05, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

If Indians should vote in elections called by the colonial state, the question becomes for whom? It is axiomatic that we vote our interests, but which of many interests?

November 04, 2012
By:
Elsa Johnson

Elsa Johnson, a Navajo grassroots activist and renewable energy consultant, has fond memories of the time when voter turnout on the Navajo Nation surprised Arizona. Her own family still participates in voting as a tradition, an anticipated and highly social event.

November 03, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

I’ve watched in amazement as the right wing alternative reality echo chamber ignores questions about the frequency of deadly weather and whether it’s the result of what Winona LaDuke calls “planet baking,” but finds time to eviscerate New Jersey Gov.

November 02, 2012
By:
Nancy Pelosi

“If you knew the conditions and circumstances…you would do all you could to remedy them.” These were the words written by Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte—the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree—in 1907.

November 01, 2012
By:
Edward J. Markey & Ben R. Lujan

As the Ranking Members of the Natural Resources Committee and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, which has primary jurisdiction over Indian issues in the House of Representatives, we feel compelled to respond to Representative Tom Cole’s unsubstantiated criticism of a report is

November 01, 2012
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

To a certain species of political observer, the popular impulse when confronted with ideological complexity is to see past any suggestion of nuance to a profitable corollary.

October 31, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

Let’s start big. It’s official. Climate change is no longer a topic of the presidential election banter. Since pretty much no one has mentioned climate change for the past three months, we must be free and clear.

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