Government

November 23, 2014
By:
Crystal Willcuts

After Keystone XL Pipeline legislation was narrowly defeated in Congress, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), incoming Senate Majority Leader, promised to pass the bill in January when Republicans take control of the Senate. They already control the House of Representatives.

November 21, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Much to-do has been made of the recent passage of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (TGWEA).

November 18, 2014
By:
Byron L. Dorgan and Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D.

We know what is number one in all American’s lives—and that is our children. Yet, tragically some children in the United States are too often forgotten and living in systems without equal access to opportunity. This is all too evident in Indian Country.

November 10, 2014
By:
Rudolph C. Ryser

Reading the Glenn Morris comment in “Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” and Steven Newcomb’s “

November 09, 2014
By:
Kevin Leecy

In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid.

November 07, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

I never cease to be amazed at the intellectual brilliance that comes out of Indian country. Much of it graces the pages of this site; some of these people can be thought of Indian country’s top pundits.

November 06, 2014
By:
Sami Jo Difuntorum

The cornerstone of healthy communities throughout the world is access to safe, culturally relevant and quality affordable housing.

November 04, 2014
By:
Glenn Morris

The fiasco that was falsely proclaimed to be the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), continues to endanger the international movement for Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.

November 03, 2014
By:
Will Micklin

On September 22, all 193 member countries of the United Nations came together in overwhelming support of a document to further the rights of indigenous peoples.

November 03, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Glenn Morris’s recent column concluded that the United Nations high-level plenary meeting, which was called a “World Co

November 02, 2014
By:
Chief Quiet Hawk

Will it ever end? I am talking about the State of Connecticut’s continued discrimination against state-recognized Indian Tribes when those Tribes continue to struggle to gain recognition by the U.S. Government.

November 01, 2014
By:
Mark C. Van Norman

The Constitution’s original intent treats Indian nations and tribes as prior sovereigns, with jurisdiction over our citizens and territory.

October 30, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

The Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School held its first ever Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner October 23, 2014. The recipient, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), class of 1993, is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S.

October 24, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can survive on dry surfaces.

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