Government

August 01, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

Human rights and self-determination are hot issues as nations debate the application of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Is the Declaration a revolutionary challenge to the colonial system that dominates Indigenous peoples?

July 29, 2013
By:
Chad Smith

I am responding to Steve Russell’s column, “Tribal Elections in the Indian Wars.” I am reluctant to respond to such letters and columns because authors should be entitled to a wide brea

July 29, 2013
By:
Cedric Sunray

A month or so ago my inbox was flooded with emails letting me know that the federal recognition process was getting a giant overhaul. Accompanying the e-mails were attachments of letters, revised drafts, etc. Most seemed optimistic. My response was simple.

July 27, 2013
By:
Kitcki Carroll

In the coming weeks and months, Congress will continue its debate in an effort to find a way forward to reform America’s broken immigration system. Much of this debate will center on border security, employment, and strengthening the process for individuals to earn U.S. citizenship.

July 26, 2013
By:
Paul Moorehead

In fiscal year 2014, the federal government will spend about $3.8 trillion, which breaks down into mandatory spending (64 percent), interest on the national debt (6 percent), and discretionary spending (30 percent).

July 24, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an avatar of hypocrisy in civil rights law. A descendant of slaves hailing from Pin Point, Georgia, his first language was Gullah.

July 22, 2013
By:
Paul Moorehead

On July 13, 2013, Leonard Garment passed away. He was 89 years old and the headline of his obituary read, “Elite attorney defended Nixon during Watergate maelstrom.”

July 19, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Cases involving child custody are always middle class morality plays.

July 19, 2013
By:
Se-ah-dom Edmo

Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber went on record saying he will veto Senate Bill 215.

July 18, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a recent column, I demonstrated that the phrase “Indigenous peoples” means "peoples under dominance" or "peoples under domination."

July 12, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

We are living in an era where there aren't enough Supreme Court Justices who think like Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia, a true constructionist, believes wholly in the U.S. Constitution and never decides to add to or take away from it.

July 10, 2013
By:
Johnny Rustywire

One spring a few years ago, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set up a wild horse roundup in Eastern Utah. I was doing some title search work and found myself one morning riding out with the wranglers who would be catching and rounding up the horses for the BLM adoption program.

July 09, 2013
By:
Brian Brewer

As American colonists began to call for democracy, revolutionary leaders dressed up as Indians, boarded English ships and dumped tea in Boston harbor to protest taxes on tea and commodities.

July 08, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In September 2014, a United Nations High Level Plenary Meeting (UN-HLPM) “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” (WCIP) will take place at the UN Headquarters of New York.

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