Finance

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.

November 05, 2012
By:
Rep. Tom Cole

In their recent letter to Indian Country Today Media Network, Congressmen Ed Markey and Ben Ray Lujan expressed concern that chronically underfunded tribal programs are in jeopardy of damaging further spending reductions.

October 06, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Tribal governments that disdain being “domestic, dependent nations” should prepare two budgets, similar to the “shadow governments” that opposition parties compose in a parliamentary system.

October 04, 2012
By:
Fred Wszolek

In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time, it was not their lands that were being taken away—it was their sovereignty.

September 24, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

I remember looking through a book on Massena (Akwesasne Mohawk Territory) history, studying the pictures and seeing my uncle, Noah Cook. It was 1922. Uncle Noah had to have been 18 or so years old at the time.

August 06, 2012
By:
John Steele

Our Indian nations and tribes are the first American sovereigns. Our people were always free.

July 18, 2012
By:
David Wilkins

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S.

July 17, 2012
By:
Chad Yazzie

The political power fronts between federal and state governments are complicated and sometimes volatile.

June 30, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Luke Russert, son of the late and much-admired journalist Tim Russert, recently referred to Watergate as "the mother of all political scandals." He’s right, given our predilection to add “-gate” when we

June 27, 2012
By:
Tanya Fiddler

June 25 marked the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, known by some as Custer’s Last Stand and known by the Sioux Indians as Victory Day.

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 23, 2012
By:
Dwanna L. Robertson

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck. Non-Native people generally assume Indians are getting rich from tribal casinos, and often engage in intensive question-and-answer sessions when challenged.

May 07, 2012
By:
Philip S. "Sam" Deloria

Steven Newcomb wrote a column carried on IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com and on Indianz.com in which he criticized my remarks quoted in Chuck Trimble’s column.

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