Government

March 15, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1974, Ralph A. Barney, Chief of the Indian Claims Section, Lands Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice, explained the concept of title that the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) had used in its work from 1946-1978.

March 10, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

As the tribal disenrollment epidemic only worsens, our trustee—the United States and its Department of Interior—continue to turn a deaf ear to desperate pleas for help from Indians who are facing disenrollment or have already been terminated.

March 01, 2015
By:
Joseph H. Webster

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 (IGRA), it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments that established a record of successful gaming regulation.

February 27, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has developed an important and visually striking exhibit titled “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It opened on September 21, 2014 and will run until fall 2018.

February 26, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

A historic event happened in Indian Country this month.

February 25, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

The Oscars seem to produce a Sacheen Littlefeather moment every year, and this year Patricia Arquette, accepting the little gold guy for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, departed from t

February 20, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

The San Carlos Apache battle cry, sounded by San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S.

February 18, 2015
By:
Chairman Delores Pigsley

On January 12 and 13,  a reporter from the Economist magazine visited the Siletz Tribe and the community of Siletz ostensibly to gather information for a story on how casinos benefit tribe

February 18, 2015
By:
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA), the governing body of the northern, or Canadian, portion of Akwesasne, has learned of United States legislation recently proposed by U.S. Rep.

February 17, 2015
By:
Cedric Sunray

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

February 15, 2015
By:
Zoltan Grossman

By defining Iraqis as “savages,” the hit film American Sniper has drawn on a long tradition of American war fighting against tribal peoples.

February 13, 2015
By:
Dean B. Suagee

From the media coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, one might get the impression that the only real issue is whether its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would substantially contribute to global warming.

February 12, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Are you puzzled about the violence of the Islamic State, how killing and torture can be justified by religious doctrines? Have you thought that Muslim violence today echoes Christian violence in the Crusades and the Inquisition?

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