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February 22, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

I read with great interest the Lakota columnist Tim Giago’s column on the 1973 American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee village (WKII), and the militants’ nearly three months standoff with the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Tribal police, and the vigilante Goon squad.

February 21, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Is there a Plan B?

That is the question tribes, Indian organizations and government agencies should be asking—and answering, because it looks more and more likely there will be a federal government shutdown early next month.

February 19, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

The conventional philosophy behind voting is clear. Through the collective action of casting ballots with equal value—one person, one vote—citizens elect a government committed to their welfare.

February 18, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

Bryan Fischer, a graduate of Stanford University and the Dallas Theological Seminary, recently posted an ugly article against American Indians entitled, “Native Americans Morally Disqualified Themselves From the Land.” A title better reflective of the dominion (domination) theology found in his a

February 18, 2011
By:
Bob Gough

“So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources.”

February 17, 2011
By:
Ryan D. Dreveskracht

Assuming tribal sovereignty is respected in any development process, Indian country is in an optimal position to embrace solar energies as a tool for sustainable economic development.

Red Tape

February 16, 2011
By:
Glenn Morris

Much fanfare has been made of Barack Obama’s December 16, 2010, announcement at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. Obama stated that the United States was finally “lending its support” to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—the U.S.

February 16, 2011
By:
Harold A. Monteau

The Spokane Spokesman Review chose to print Chris Cargill’s factually and legally flawed comments regarding Tribal Casinos (

February 16, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

In 2011, state and local governments will aggressively attempt to tax tribes. Forty-six states are facing a total of $112 billion in budget deficits, leaving them grasping for novel sources of tax revenue.

February 15, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Tax cuts graphic from Congressional Budget Office

February 15, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

On January 27, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of the American Indians delivered the 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address in Washington, D.C. Mr. Keel is also Lieutenant General of the Chickasaw Nation.

February 14, 2011
By:
Harold A. Monteau

Republican ersatz presidential candidate Sarah Palin, puts Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, “in the crosshairs” in television commercials supporting a Republican candidate for Giffords’s seat in the U.S. House.

February 10, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

Some years ago now, the late Vine Deloria wrote that as Indians emerged from a time when survival demanded that they emphasize their distinctness, it was natural for them to begin emphasizing instead the characteristics that they shared.

February 10, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

A column from a right wing periodical Town Hall,

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