Environment

March 28, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

The interplay between law and language is fascinating. “Blood quantum” started without the modern racist connotations in early English cases involving inheritance from a particular person rather than from a racially defined category of persons.

March 14, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

As an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), I have been made aware of yet another dilution of scant tribal rights and the absolute failure of treaty parties to live up to the spirit of the agreements made as the absolute law of the land.

February 11, 2013
By:
Charmaine White Face

There is a situation brewing in western South Dakota that has quite a few people concerned about the safety of soldiers in the South Dakota Army National Guard. It’s not that they will be going overseas to fight.

February 07, 2013
By:
Leonard Masten

The AP has reported that seven fisheries scientists from the Klamath Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) filed a complaint claiming they had been the victims of political retribution. Like many who came before them these scientist claimed their science was being tampered with for political reasons.

January 30, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

The current oil & gas (O&G) boom has created sweet and sour ripples throughout Indian Country. O&G has been a blessing in this cycle of uncertainty with the United States economy, but also has created a Black Hills gold rush assault on Indian lands not seen for a while.

January 13, 2013
By:
Tom Kanatakeniate Cook

Media coverage of Crow Butte Resources' uranium mining near Crawford, Nebraska, has been remarkably incomplete. In deference to the multimillion-dollar operation, coverage has focused on all the positives generated for the state, company, workers, contractors and regional economy.

January 03, 2013
By:
Winona LaDuke

As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week on a hunger strike outside the Canadian parliament, thousands of protesters in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis and New York City, voice their support.

December 20, 2012
By:
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 18, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

On December 11, 2012, Kanietakeron (Larry V. Thompson) of Akwesasne, an area in Indian country also known as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, made an appearance in St.

December 05, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

With the holiday season upon us, the advertisements try to get us to all think big and throw a party and invite the neighbors over. In some neighborhoods, that may be easier to suggest than in some others.

November 24, 2012
By:
Michael E. Roberts

For most Americans, Thanksgiving has been as a celebration of giving, a day of thanks—thankful to be surrounded by family and friends.

November 18, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

People have mined gold for centuries. Archeological evidence points to gold mining at least 7,000 years ago. Stories of Aztec gold drove 16th century Spaniards to invade the continent, where they found products of a rich mining and smelting history.

October 31, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

Let’s start big. It’s official. Climate change is no longer a topic of the presidential election banter. Since pretty much no one has mentioned climate change for the past three months, we must be free and clear.

October 29, 2012
By:
Leonard Masten

Ten years ago thousands of adult salmon died in the Lower Klamath River in far Northern California when extremely low flows ordered by the Bush administration created lethal conditions for fish.

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