March 04, 2013
Mark Trahant

Over the weekend the Republican line on the sequester was honed to a simple idea: It’s only a couple of pennies, two-and-one-half cents out of every dollar. No big deal, right?

January 27, 2013
Steve Russell

Lots of things have followed me into my second retirement.  Some, like continuing work with Indian graduate students, are a source of delight. Others less so. I am reminded that I failed to change the world.

January 12, 2013
Johnny Rustywire

It was an old building; the buildings there were all old. Built in the early 1900s, they were red brick. Some would say they were Victorian. This was a three-story building, big and square with peaked roofs from those early days.

December 20, 2012
Steve Russell

Everything is not a matter of opinion and all opinions are not equal. In the U.S., we frame all policy arguments in terms of liberty, and since we don’t teach critical thought, who wins the framing dispute wins the argument.

December 16, 2012
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull

Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need.  Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that.

November 11, 2012
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

October 22, 2012
Steve Russell

It is we sinful women

who come out raising the banner of truth

up against barricades of lies on the highways

who find stories of persecution piled on each threshold

September 19, 2012
Dr. Dean Chavers

When I wrote a column two months ago on scholarships and how few Indian students apply to them, I got a response tha

September 12, 2012
Dwanna L. Robertson

Recently, Dr. Dean Chavers wrote an article about how Native students aren’t applying for scholarships.

July 30, 2012
Charles Kader

The desire to see a successful Native North America has long been espoused by federal governments on all sides of the North American border. By Mexico, Canada, and the United States alike.

Pride follows success, so the motivational lecture goes.

July 09, 2012
David Beaulieu

At February's National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit in Washington D.C., William Mendoza was asked about the administration’s proposal to move the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the Department of Education that had been floated at consultations with tribal l

June 17, 2012
Louis J. Manuel Jr.

There is a proverb that is said to have originated among the Nigerian Igbo culture in Africa which states “It takes a village to raise a child.” For the Ak-Chin Indian Community, this is very much the case.

June 12, 2012
Dan Jones

The history of Oklahoma—a Choctaw word meaning “Red People”—has done everything it could to finish the job the U.S.