Government

July 29, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:

July 28, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

Click here if you missed Part 1;

July 16, 2016
By:
Frederich Trenchard

The spoof used to justify taking native Hawaiian land using local law, according to the Inouye conjecture, is no inherent federal protection exists “yet." The legal action substantiates this is a cleverly disguised political lie.

July 06, 2016
By:
Jennifer K. Falcon

After the Texas Democratic Convention headlines were buzzing about former San Antonio Mayor and current HUD Secretary Julian Castro being on the short list as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

July 04, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

“Every story has a sacred dimension not because of gods but because a man or woman’s sense of self and the world is created through them.

July 01, 2016
By:
Richard Peterson

Earlier this month, I wrote a commentary on whether or not the 2014 “Unity Team” would keep its promise to steer away from litigation against Alaska tribes and instead work towards improving tribal relations.

June 21, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

(In researching for this Article I realized that I will have to write a Part 4 just to accommodate the “Policy Swings” that took place after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act up to the pres

June 13, 2016
By:
Mark Azure

To native people, bison are not a disease-carrying burden on our communities, as some have tried to label them in the past. To us, bison are sacred to our people and with spiritual and historical significance to our cultural heritage.

June 11, 2016
By:
Ben Nighthorse Campbell

On signing the NLRA into law, FDR said:

“This Act defines, as a part of our substantive law, the right of self-organization

of employees in industry for the purpose of collective bargaining, and

June 09, 2016
By:
Peter d'Errico

Indian Country has long debated whether to participate in the ritual of voting in U.S. elections. For those rooted in their Indigenous life-ways, voting in another nation's elections appears a non-starter.

May 26, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

The election season in northern Minnesota Indigenous territories was especially contentious this year. Primary election results were contested in all six Minnesota Chippewa Tribe territories. Everyone who contested lost.

May 25, 2016
By:
Sen. John McCoy

I oppose disenrollment.

May 22, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v.

May 21, 2016
By:
Roger Birdbear

The problems within the Indian Health Service (IHS) are well known. The Senate Special Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing in February on the problems facing IHS, and have posted a video of the hearing, available on the Committee’s website.

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