Crime

September 20, 2012
By:
Charles Kader,

It has recently been announced that land theft charges against Kanaretiio, the Bear Clan representative from the Kanienkehaka Akwesasne Territory (aka Mohawk), have been dismissed due to technicalities, after a judicial review by New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Main.

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 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.

July 19, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a previous column on this topic, I pointed to various historical illustrations of plans by agents of the U.S.

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

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