Government

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.

October 24, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 4, Duane Champagne published on this website, “What is Indigenous Self-Determination and When Does it Apply?” If one were to rephrase Champ

October 20, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

"We do a recall, election and take over.

October 20, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.

October 20, 2014
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

A great thing happened recently for Indian country. President Obama signed into law on September 26 the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. This law will amend the U.S.

October 17, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

Perusing Facebook recently, I found a group of folks who are adamantly opposing the currently published "Proposed Rule Change for Rights-of-Way Across Indian Lands." Their rationale?

October 16, 2014
By:
Glenn Morris

While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP--see end footnote 1, below) on UN WebTV

October 12, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.” (WCIP) But let’s be clear.

October 07, 2014
By:
Donna Ennis

The following first was printed in The Daily Yonder and passed on to us by the author and the DY editor.

October 04, 2014
By:
Dante Desiderio

Last month, Congress passed legislation to permanently increase tribal authority to provide governmental services to their citizens without creating a taxable event.

September 30, 2014
By:
Ray Powell

When we take care of our land, the land takes care of us!

September 29, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Magicians are well aware of a key fact: What members of an audience focus upon determines what they miss. Misdirection is critical to the craft of magic. Magicians get the audience to focus on one thing while something entirely unnoticed is happening right before their very eyes.

September 26, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

Chief Sitting Bull said, “Let us put our minds together and see what lives we can make for our children.” And, today, as we struggle to provide an education for our children, extend health care to our youth, families, and elders, and provide tribal government services to our Native people, we rel

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