Government

June 25, 2015
By:
Michael L. Connor

This week, the Department of the Interior hit a significant milestone, paying more than $500 million to approximately 30,000 individual landowners through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tri

June 20, 2015
By:
Dennis Olson

This summer marks Head Start’s 50th anniversary, a historic milestone in our nation’s commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening windows of opportunity to our most vulnerable children.  I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since i

June 19, 2015
By:
Gary Davis

On Tuesday, leaders from across Indian Country gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the New Day Now rally, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during our Reservation Economic Summit (RES).

June 04, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s “pivot to Asia”—if it happens.

June 03, 2015
By:
Mark Rogers

To delve into the waters of tribal recognition is to wade in the muddiest of pools rife with greed, racism and political agendas.

June 02, 2015
By:
Mary Ann Andreas

At the moment there has been a flurry of news reports about an unfortunate gesture by a U.S. Senate candidate in California who caricatured an Indian war cry. Apologies are already being made and the dust will soon settle.

June 01, 2015
By:
Vincent Armenta

It’s time to correct the record. At a hearing on May 14, 2015, before the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, the California State Association of Counties made a number of misstatements about land into trust issues.

May 29, 2015
By:
John Guenther

The Indian Child Welfare Act was passed in 1978, preceded by studies like the 1976 study by the Association of American Indian Affairs, which found that 25 to 35 percent of all Indian children were being placed in out-of-home care.

May 27, 2015
By:
Donna Loring

“Circle the wagons!” Is a term I learned watching the old western movies on TV when I was a kid. It was done to protect the ever-progressing white people who were moving west (to steal Indian land) against those vicious savages.

May 27, 2015
By:
Bryan Newland

On May 14, the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs conducted a hearing entitled:

Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

May 26, 2015
By:
Renae Yellowhorse

To the editor:

The proposed Grand Canyon Escalade development, from the get-go, has been a nightmare for Navajo families who are Confluence stakeholders. The land users of southern Bodaway Chapter, where the luxury resort and tram were to locate, are shocked and relieved. 

May 25, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh, Chief Justice Marshall made a statement on behalf of a unanimous court that the United States is still applying to our original nations and peoples one hundred and ninety two years later.

May 19, 2015
By:
Bryan Newland

On May 14, the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs conducted a hearing entitled, “Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

May 11, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Political directions “left” and “right” come from the seating arrangement in the Estates-General (Parliament) at the onset of the French Revolution. Early on, the royalists were seated on the right.

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