Government

July 29, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: "Freedom is never given to anybody, for the oppressor has you in domination because he plans to keep you there, and he never voluntarily gives it up.” Although Dr.

July 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On June 13, President Barack Obama visited the Standing Rock Reservation. During his visit, Mr. Obama said that “every American, including every Native American deserves a chance to work hard and get ahead.” Presumably he meant “get ahead” in the American society of the United States.

July 14, 2014
By:
Rick Cuevas

In a recent piece for Indian Country Today Media Network, titled "The Debate Over Disenrollment" by UCLA Indian Studies professor Duane Champagne, we who have been disenrolled from P

July 09, 2014
By:
Peter d’Errico

The Canadian Supreme Court recently elaborated legal rules affecting non-Aboriginal encroachment on Native lands. The unanimous decision, Tsilhqot’in Nation v.

July 08, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Sixteen months ago, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) issued a “Tribal Leaders’ White Paper.” Dated February 28, 2013, the paper was drafted in preparation for the March 1-2 2013 North American Indian Peoples Caucus gathering at the Sycuan Resort in the Kumeyaay Nation Territory, w

July 07, 2014
By:
T Robert Przeklasa

President Obama made headlines this past Friday with his “first” trip to an Indian reservation as president.

July 06, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Chris Stevens was everything we should want an ambassador to be, and by “we” I mean both tribal governments and colonial governments.

June 30, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Whatever you think of the accomplishments of the American Indian Movement, Indian-on-Indian violence is a lasting stain on the organization. It was not good for health or longevity to be “bad-jacketed,” talked about as a “snitch.”

June 20, 2014
By:
Hoopa Valley Tribe

The Sovereign Rights of Self-Governance and Self-Determination are at Stake in the Klamath Settlement

June 18, 2014
By:
Josh Saxon

The Klamath Basin has been the home of one of the West’s most infamous water disputes for more than a century.

June 18, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Honest politics practiced between the Indian nations and the colonists must always be, or should always be, coalition politics.

June 17, 2014
By:
Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

The statistics sound like they come from another county. A one in five chance of committing suicide, a one in ten chance of being abused, twice as likely to be placed in foster care, and a one in three chance of living in poverty.

June 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On June 3, there was an informal meeting at the United Nations regarding the development of an “action oriented outcome document.” The document is scheduled to be formally adopted by the UN General Assembly at the end of a UN High Level Plenary Meeting that will take place this coming September a

June 10, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

By the time this is published, the 13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) will have concluded.

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