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June 24, 2012
By:
Walter Lamar

Who are you going to dance with? This question is easy to answer in high school, but in business, the answer can be surprisingly tricky. As tribes generate more revenue through gaming and economic development, the eager partners are lining up.

June 23, 2012
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck. Non-Native people generally assume Indians are getting rich from tribal casinos, and often engage in intensive question-and-answer sessions when challenged.

June 22, 2012
By:
Tina Hagedorn

This is the final in a three-part series that discusses the ultimate benefits of branding and marketing tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.

June 21, 2012
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

Is there a doctor in the house?

No?

June 21, 2012
By:
Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Four points on today’s decision in Patchak.

June 21, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

It has been interesting to follow the media frenzy with regard to Elizabeth Warren and her use of “self-suspected” Indian ancestry to advance her career in academia.

June 20, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Historical accounts of the European treatment of American Indians are marked by the little noticed phenomenon of dehumanization.

June 19, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

Well, folks, Mitt the Mormon has locked the GOP presidential candidacy, and for the first time in 10 years I’m giving serious consideration to spending the morning of Nov. 6 at the beach or bar or breakfast table—anywhere but that vile voting booth.

June 18, 2012
By:
Darren Bonaparte

When it was announced that Kateri Tekakwitha would be declared a saint by Pope Benedict, a British journalist asked me, “What does the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman mean in this cynical, godless age?”

June 17, 2012
By:
Louis J. Manuel Jr.

There is a proverb that is said to have originated among the Nigerian Igbo culture in Africa which states “It takes a village to raise a child.” For the Ak-Chin Indian Community, this is very much the case.

June 15, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

Amid touted economic recovery at the federal government level, Indian country remains underwater in terms of sustainable growth in all but a few isolated pockets of capital markets within the United States and Canada.

June 14, 2012
By:
Scott Seaborne

On July 23, 2008, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-NE), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), introduced a bill titled

June 13, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

The U.S. House of Represents recently passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (H.R.

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