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.
(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
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.
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
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.
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.
I oppose disenrollment.
In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v.
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.
My generation’s destiny is to bring about the death of colonization, neo-colonialism, and any other forms of systemic government oppression.
Jody Wilson is the former Education Program Manager for the “San Salvador” build site of the San Diego Maritime Museum. She recently found on the Internet a 2014 proposal to build a statue to honor the Spanish conquistador Vasco Nuñez de Balboa.
Congress passed the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (“Act”)in 1935 to “promote the economic welfare” of Indians “through the development of Indian arts and crafts and the expansion
When I was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives, I was proud to have earned the support of my people of House District 5 in McKinley & San Juan Counties to represent their voice in the Roundhouse.
In one context, “to reconcile” means “to restore a friendship.” A question thus arises regarding the kind of relationship now existing between our Original Nations and dominating societies, such as Canada or the United States: How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed betwe