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August 15, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

On August 25, 1,942.66 acres divided into five tracts of land located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is slated to go up for auction.

August 14, 2012
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

Over the years, when discussing Indigenous history and many of the injustices perpetrated upon the Native peoples who populate what is now Hawai’i, Alaska and the continental U.S., I’ve often heard people say, “That’s history and things are better now” or “What’s [in the] past has passed; its tim

August 13, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

To attempt to appeal the Cobell settlement decision as unfair was an honorable and brave thing for you to do as far as I am concerned. Not a very popular position in the face of the government announcing they intend to blast money across Indian country with cannons.

August 12, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

If you are more familiar with Native Peoples and This Week From Indian Country Today magazines than XXL or The Source, you may want to take a clos

August 11, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

We need to stop thinking about being "Indian" as being a matter of race or culture (both of which are just part of our reality) and think about being Indian in terms of citizenship in a "Native Nation." Race should not define us although it is part of our reality.

August 10, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Once in a while a book comes along that is transformative. Murder State, by Brendan Lindsay, is such a book. Recently released by University of Nebraska Press, Murder State is heart- wrenching and deeply informative.

August 09, 2012
By:
Harsha Walia

The Oak Creek Gurudwara is my brother’s and frequently my parents' sangat. Over the years, they have described to me how, with deep love and commitment, the community came together to build the Gurudwara.

August 08, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

The terrorists beat us on 9/11 in that they changed our lives for the worse. I am reminded of President Bush's asinine remark, "They hate us for our freedom." I used to joke about the corollary to that. If our own government took away our freedom, would "they" still hate us?

August 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining.

August 06, 2012
By:
John Steele

Our Indian nations and tribes are the first American sovereigns. Our people were always free.

August 05, 2012
By:
Lloyd Miller

On June 18 the Supreme Court issued a rare decision favoring Indian Tribes in a one billion dollar case pitting the Tribes against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Indian Health Service.

August 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Should Indians show up when elections are called by the colonial state? I can’t say “Yes” because a more appropriate answer is “Hell, yes!” Bias out front: my first career was as a state court judge, which is an elected position.

August 03, 2012
By:
Kevin Powell

“How come all these crazies are white boys?” my white male friend Michael Cohen asked me via email in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting.

August 02, 2012
By:
Crystal Willcuts

Oh Chick-fil-A, when will you love again? Why drag waffle fries into this? They are innocent I tell you!

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