Government

November 04, 2014
By:
Glenn Morris

The fiasco that was falsely proclaimed to be the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), continues to endanger the international movement for Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.

November 03, 2014
By:
Will Micklin

On September 22, all 193 member countries of the United Nations came together in overwhelming support of a document to further the rights of indigenous peoples.

November 03, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Glenn Morris’s recent column concluded that the United Nations high-level plenary meeting, which was called a “World Co

November 02, 2014
By:
Chief Quiet Hawk

Will it ever end? I am talking about the State of Connecticut’s continued discrimination against state-recognized Indian Tribes when those Tribes continue to struggle to gain recognition by the U.S. Government.

November 01, 2014
By:
Mark C. Van Norman

The Constitution’s original intent treats Indian nations and tribes as prior sovereigns, with jurisdiction over our citizens and territory.

October 30, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

The Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School held its first ever Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner October 23, 2014. The recipient, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), class of 1993, is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S.

October 24, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Those of us who carry indigenous genetic material today descend from the survivors of biological warfare on a cataclysmic scale, principally smallpox and measles, both diseases caused by viruses that require no direct contact to spread and can survive on dry surfaces.

October 24, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

On October 4, Duane Champagne published on this website, “What is Indigenous Self-Determination and When Does it Apply?” If one were to rephrase Champ

October 20, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

"We do a recall, election and take over.

October 20, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.

October 20, 2014
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

A great thing happened recently for Indian country. President Obama signed into law on September 26 the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. This law will amend the U.S.

October 17, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

Perusing Facebook recently, I found a group of folks who are adamantly opposing the currently published "Proposed Rule Change for Rights-of-Way Across Indian Lands." Their rationale?

October 16, 2014
By:
Glenn Morris

While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP--see end footnote 1, below) on UN WebTV

October 12, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.” (WCIP) But let’s be clear.

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