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August 01, 2012
By:
Devon G. Peña, Ph.D.

One of the consequences of the conquest and settlement of North and South America by Europeans was the displacement and destruction of native biological and cultural diversity.

July 31, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It’s not every day that you get a revered professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School to publicly confirm that the Bering Strait theory is “not a fact."

July 30, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

The desire to see a successful Native North America has long been espoused by federal governments on all sides of the North American border. By Mexico, Canada, and the United States alike.

Pride follows success, so the motivational lecture goes.

July 29, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a column published in December 2011, I criticized Charles Trimble and “Sam” Deloria, Jr., for what I considered to be personalized remarks directed at a Mohawk law professor, Carrie E. Garrow.

July 27, 2012
By:
Kenneth Deer

Soon the world will be watching the greatest sporting event in modern times and the United Kingdom will be in the spotlight with all its glory. But its glory is ill-founded.

July 27, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

I learned this one night camping in Monument Valley: Dogs in the desert fight about food even when there is enough to go around. The first dog gets a scrap. A second arrives, and a third; each gets a scrap. A fourth and fifth, too.

July 25, 2012
By:
NIGA

Right now, the National Indian Gaming Association is hosting its 2012 summer L

July 24, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Sovereignty is not what it used to be, and I am not speaking of Indian sovereignty in particular. Sometimes I think about the rise of the nation-state with bemusement at the customs of historians.

July 23, 2012
By:
Myra Wilensky

In June, the State Department issued a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to move ahead with a new environmental impact statement (EIS) as it considers approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

July 22, 2012
By:
Alma Ransom

Today, with Kateri’s success I am proud to be a Mohawk. Our people have responded to the pleas for donations that will be used to host the 73rd Annual Tekakwitha Conference.

July 20, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Every now and again, I suffer from bouts of technology fatigue. I remember a simpler time. When I was a kid growing up on the rez, we didn’t have cell phones—heck, we didn’t even have voicemail or caller ID. Sometimes we didn’t have a phone in our house at all.

July 19, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a previous column on this topic, I pointed to various historical illustrations of plans by agents of the U.S.

July 18, 2012
By:
David Wilkins

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S.

July 17, 2012
By:
Chad Yazzie

The political power fronts between federal and state governments are complicated and sometimes volatile.

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