Government

August 17, 2014
By:
Charles Hobbs and Tim Seward

Late last year the Indian Law and Order Commission (“Commission”) released “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer” (“Report”), with over 40 unanimous recommendations to make Indian country safer and more just for all U.S.

August 14, 2014
By:
Faustino Trejo

Election season is again upon us, my fellow Navajo citizens and relatives, and the attention of a young nation is focused on the rhetoric and qualms of various leaders who upon election will seek to lead us in whatever fashion they deem as progressive.

August 13, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts.

August 11, 2014
By:
David Wilkins

In 1977 preeminent Native theorist Vine Deloria, Jr., was asked to write a paper about the current state of Indian affairs in the U.S.

August 07, 2014
By:
Don Gentry

From time immemorial, salmon, steelhead and other fish runs have sustained the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute members of the Klamath Tribes.

August 05, 2014
By:
Mark Rogers

The proposed bipartisan deal to allocate $17 billion  to the VA to address patient access is a good start. I have to acknowledge the work of Senator Sanders and Representative Miller to bring a solution from a severely divided Congress.

August 04, 2014
By:
Ted Quasula

Dear Attorney General Holder:

August 02, 2014
By:
Tony West

The right to vote – the right to choose who will speak and act in our names – is a right that is, to paraphrase one American President, the foundation on which the temple of liberty is built. It is a right that protects all other rights. 

July 30, 2014
By:
David Wilkins

On July 2, the tribal council of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde held a special meeting to allow their citizens an opportunity to testify for or against a proposed emergency enrollment ordinance whereby the Council sought to delegate its constitutional authority to involuntarily dismem

July 30, 2014
By:
Paul Moorehead

Eighty years ago last month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Wheeler-Howard Act aka the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), devised and championed by then-Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier.

July 29, 2014
By:
Senator Mark Begich

Most Americans know of the broken treaties that scar the history of the United States’ treatment of its First Peoples. Many do not know of more recent broken promises.

July 29, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: "Freedom is never given to anybody, for the oppressor has you in domination because he plans to keep you there, and he never voluntarily gives it up.” Although Dr.

July 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On June 13, President Barack Obama visited the Standing Rock Reservation. During his visit, Mr. Obama said that “every American, including every Native American deserves a chance to work hard and get ahead.” Presumably he meant “get ahead” in the American society of the United States.

July 14, 2014
By:
Rick Cuevas

In a recent piece for Indian Country Today Media Network, titled "The Debate Over Disenrollment" by UCLA Indian Studies professor Duane Champagne, we who have been disenrolled from P

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