April 13, 2016
Steve Russell

The left coast and the right coast, California and New York, have gotten on board for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. That has been Bernie Sanders’ position. Hillary Clinton bids $12 an hour. The Economist reported last year that if the U.S.

December 14, 2015
Anthony Broadman & Jared Miller

Tribal governments that disenroll members do it for the money. Or at least it appears that way in many cases. Tribal councils who engage in disenrollment turn their members into non-Indians in exchange for a bigger slice of tribal gaming profits.

November 28, 2015
Terry Brunner


November 17, 2015
Jon Antelope

Living cheap is hard enough, but it is harder still in small-town Utah when your Mormon welfare dries up completely.

September 05, 2015
Isadore Day

It’s official. Canada is in a recession.

The cold hard truth is First Nations have been in economic depression since Canada carved out the first postage-stamp size reserves over 200 years ago. 

June 20, 2015
Dennis Olson

This summer marks Head Start’s 50th anniversary, a historic milestone in our nation’s commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening windows of opportunity to our most vulnerable children.  I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since i

March 11, 2015
Simon Moya-Smith

The rich age much differently than you and I.
 By the time the inordinately opulent oligarch reaches 70, he's spent a lifetime excessively indulging in anything money or muscle can buy. That's a lot of whores and hubris, caviar and orgies in the Caribbean. Yes, his mind has gone all to mush.

March 01, 2015
Joseph H. Webster

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 (IGRA), it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments that established a record of successful gaming regulation.

February 20, 2015
Ray Cook

In mid-December the Department of Justice announced that Indian nations may look towards enacting rules and regulations concerning the growing of marijuana on reservations for medicinal (commercial) and recreational (commercial) use.

February 05, 2015
Tanya H. Lee

The sequencing of the human genome and the science that made that feat possible have led to some fascinating new research into genetics.

November 06, 2014
Sami Jo Difuntorum

The cornerstone of healthy communities throughout the world is access to safe, culturally relevant and quality affordable housing.

September 08, 2014
DaShanne Stokes

Congressional authority over Native nations has always been held to rest on the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

June 28, 2014
Michael Willis & John T. Plata

On June 3, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2014-35, Application of the General Welfare Exclusion to Indian Tribal Government Programs That Provide Benefits to Tribal Members.