Crime

July 16, 2012
By:
Sarah Deer

While we wait for Congress to do the right thing and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, there are important things that tribal leaders can do right now to protect Nat

July 04, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Despite the barbwire fenced entryway, security pat downs, and presence of several armed corrections officers, a sense of freedom filled one corner of the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla on Tuesday, May 22.

June 28, 2012
By:
Delvin Cree

When addressing justice for American Indians the subject is often sensitive and at times things can get very controversial. No matter the results, eventually we all deal with it and move on.

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 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 10, 2012
By:
Joseph Valandra

I read with great interest the opinion piece written by Lise Balk King entitled, "Vern Traversie and the Worst Place

June 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1982, the National Lawyers Guild published a book entitled Rethinking Indian Law.

June 07, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

We’ve all heard the story by now: the vicious attack by a nude, face-eating cannibal in Florida over Memorial Day weekend. On a ramp of the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Rudy Eugene spent approximately 18 minutes chewing the face off of a homeless man.

May 31, 2012
By:
Lise Balk King

In western South Dakota, it’s all about perception. If you are Indian, or appear to be Indian, you are routinely judged by the color of your skin regarding the content of your character. If you are white, there is also a set of assumptions made by those standing on the other side.

May 29, 2012
By:
Caroline P. Mayhew

Amid the current election excitement and heightened national focus on the politics of women’s issues, Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Violence

May 24, 2012
By:
Kenneth Deer

This column was originally pubished in The Eastern Door, a community newspaper in the ancient Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, in Quebec.

May 23, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against membe

May 21, 2012
By:
Dave Staddon

I work for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe as public information director.

May 10, 2012
By:
Chris Stearns

On a sunny September day in New York City in 2007, the United Nations General Assembly gathered to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights o

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