Government

December 18, 2014
By:
Walter Lamar

The Indian Law and Order Commission's report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer bluntly described system

December 17, 2014
By:
Boyd Cothran

In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.

December 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

A discerning eye is critically important when it comes to interpreting statements by the United States regarding our original nations, which are typically called “Indian tribes.” On September 13, 2007, the United States voted “no” on the UN Declaration on the Righ

December 11, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

It’s a time-honored method for getting legislation done in the middle of a gridlock to attach an unrelated “rider” to a bill understood as “must pass.” I write this at three o’clock on the morning it is claimed the U.S.

December 10, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations (UN) high level plenary meeting (erroneously referred to as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples) is not going to end anytime soon.

December 09, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Last week, President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

November 26, 2014
By:
Dean B. Suagee

In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed regulation known as the Clean Power Plan rule.

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.

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