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April 01, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Half-life refers to how long it takes for radioactive material to lose half of its radioactivity. In spite of extensive blood quantum research and years of containment, social science has not yet determined the half-life of Indians. My cousin Ray Sixkiller is a living example of the problem.

April 01, 2011
By:
Rob Rosette

Disbelief. Frustration. Anger.

March 31, 2011
By:
Joseph H. Webster

Legalized Internet gaming: opportunity or threat? Efforts in Congress last year to pass a federal Internet gaming bill failed, but a new bill was introduced in the House on March 17 and it is anticipated that a new Senate bill will be introduced later this year.

March 31, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Hell has officially frozen over when I rise to defend the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

March 29, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Just over a year ago President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affo

March 26, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

The 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11 and ensuing tsunami is a reminder: It is difficult for the human mind to grasp the full power of Mother Earth, and the devastation she is capable of when she quakes. But it is the man made catastrophe in Japan that is truly mind-boggling.

March 25, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

As I write this column it is St Patrick’s Day, and it brings to memory my days at Holy Rosary Mission Indian School back in the 1940s and early 1950s. All my school days, from the first grade to high school graduation, were spent at that school.

March 23, 2011
By:
David E. Wilkins

I had the good fortune of attending Billy Frank, Jr.'s 80th birthday celebration on March 11-12 on the lands of the Squaxin Island people in Washington State.

March 22, 2011
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

In December of last year, President Obama invited leaders from all 565 federally recognized American Indian nations and tribes to Washington for the second Tribal Nations Conference.  More than one of us wondered what the true purpose of the meeting was.  Without question, credit should be given

March 22, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Google the phrase, “we can’t afford,” and some 209 million results pop up that capture our Great Public Debate.

March 18, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

I don’t recall what Nevada tribe it was in the early 1970s that had submitted a proposal to the BIA for financial assistance to buy a bordello.

March 16, 2011
By:
Ryan D. Dreveskracht

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has presented numerous opportunities for investment in solar projects, including: renewable energy tax credits, fede

March 15, 2011
By:
Michael E. Roberts

Can Indian country achieve prosperity without risk? Or better yet, are we courageous enough to lead the way to economic prosperity and sovereignty by trusting proven Indian institutions and putting economic control and power in the hands of our own Indian people?

March 15, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Like most people I watched the events in Japan unfold on cable and through Facebook throughout the weekend. It’s great to see posts from friends and friends-of-friends who are OK. However I watch other reports with growing fears for the people who live there.

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