Government

September 23, 2016
By:
Dean B. Suagee

In this the year of the centennial of the National Park Service, a coalition has emerged with a vision for the future of our national parks and other public lands, a vision of greater diversity and inclusiveness.

September 22, 2016
By:
Harlan McKosato

I know you are certainly aware of what is going on in North Dakota with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the NODAPL movement by Native Americans.

September 21, 2016
By:
Harold A. Monteau

Just in case anyone has been asleep under a rock, or is not informed because of the major news networks’ “Blackout” of Greasy Grass Fight in 1876any real news coverage of the thousands of people who have traveled to the North Dakota Prairie at the confluence of the Cannonball River and Missouri R

September 12, 2016
By:
Steve Russell

The point of Anonymous is that it’s anonymous and every Guy Fawkes mask looks like every other Guy Fawkes mask. That creates an uncertainty factor around a threat by Anonymous that is, in itself, a force multiplier.

September 08, 2016
By:
Jim Gray

I think there's a visceral reaction that prevents some people in the non-Indian community to find solidarity with today's Native American issues.

September 05, 2016
By:
Steve Russell

Briefcase warriors who start out meaning to defend their people quickly discover the practical meaning of a lawyer Latin phrase, sui generis. It’s a fancy way to describe a class of one, and it’s the only way to make sense of federal Indian law.

September 04, 2016
By:
Tom Cook

The Supreme Court in 1980 found the United States guilty for basically land misappropriation (stealing), ordered a money payment to the Sioux. The Sioux tribes responded that the Black Hills are not for sale.

September 01, 2016
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Last month, in response to a request by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced legislation intended to facilitate a federal-state land exchange of around 2,000 acres of federally owned land in the Black Hills. Rep.

August 26, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), in pursuing the Tribes and their lending entities, is ignoring the real culprits in setting up these Tribal Lending Entity(s) (TLE) business arrangements, the non-Indian companies who rake off as much as 99 percent of the profits.

August 23, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

My Navajo friend Valerie Taliman has written an excellent article about the standoff regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the recent arrest of Chairman Dave Archambault II of the

August 22, 2016
By:
Dallas Goldtooth

The recent news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved nearly all the permits for the Dakota Access dirty oil pipeline, while disappointing, was not a surprise.

August 17, 2016
By:
Carly McIntosh

For many years in Canada Indigenous people have been fighting for human rights and the Government never seems to provide it. Every year is a battle with the Canadian Government on keeping cold cases open in the effort to finding our missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

August 12, 2016
By:
W. Ron Allen, Lynn Malerba & Jefferson Keel

When the United States government signed treaties with Indian nations in the 1800s, it established a trust relationship to provide certain funding and services in exchange for tribal lands.

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