Government

December 20, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Everything is not a matter of opinion and all opinions are not equal. In the U.S., we frame all policy arguments in terms of liberty, and since we don’t teach critical thought, who wins the framing dispute wins the argument.

December 20, 2012
By:
Kawika Riley

The United States, and all of its indigenous peoples, lost a hero and a champion this week, with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii).

December 20, 2012
By:
Richard A. Monette

When Dan Inouye moved on to the next journey, our world lost a giant of a man. Indian country lost a warrior, a leader, a true chief.

December 19, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On November 26, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior announced in a press release that the Cobell litigation is final and the Departm

December 18, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

On December 11, 2012, Kanietakeron (Larry V. Thompson) of Akwesasne, an area in Indian country also known as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, made an appearance in St.

December 17, 2012
By:
Chelsea Vowel

Although thousands of indigenous people all over Canada rallied together under the banner of Idle No More on December 10th, there has been very little media coverage on the movement.

December 16, 2012
By:
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull

Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need.  Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that.

December 15, 2012
By:
Robert T. Coulter

On December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced United States support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

December 14, 2012
By:
Brian Patterson

I have been taught that “no nation is truly defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.”  Native women have strong hearts, but that strength is constantly challenged by the high rates of domestic violence on many Indian reservations.  Of course, domestic violence is not limited to w

December 10, 2012
By:
Dave Staddon

Tribal economic development is a complex issue, but important to the future development of tribal economies. Tribes get a wide variety of projects pitched to them. And not all of them are potentially beneficial.

December 07, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On July 30, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012, also known as the HEARTH Act of 2012, H.R.

November 29, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On November 26, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior announced in a press release that the Cobell litigation is final and the department will impleme

November 27, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

When the seemingly endless election season finally ended, winners and losers had little time to celebrate their victories or lick their wounds before the campaigns morphed into contests to beat the self-imposed, fast-approaching budgetary deadlines to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 y

November 24, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. It’s a couple of weeks later, and I think I’ve recovered from the drama and excitement.

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