Government

January 31, 2013
By:
Jack Duran and Larry Menth

As the Indian tribal industry expands and refines its function and focus, labor relations and labor contract negotiations becomes more important and an integral part of any successful business. As we have seen with San Manual Indian Bingo & Casino, 341 NLRB No.

January 30, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

The current oil & gas (O&G) boom has created sweet and sour ripples throughout Indian Country. O&G has been a blessing in this cycle of uncertainty with the United States economy, but also has created a Black Hills gold rush assault on Indian lands not seen for a while.

January 29, 2013
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

When the United States supposedly sent $1,000 checks to over 300,000 Indians in time for Christmas or the New Year, the holiday good tidings read: “South Dakota to receive $115M in Cobell monies.” “Cobell settlement brings $25M to Wyoming.” “50,000 Oklahoma Indians to share in $

January 25, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

Once, at a tribal consultation meeting, Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, asked me to join him for lunch. Upon learning that I was a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, he asked about my opinion of the Freedmen issue.

January 24, 2013
By:
Haley B. Elkins

“Don’t use that picture of me,” said my mother about one of my recent articles, “I look like I’m right off the reservation.” Her statement was rattled off unthinkingly, but it

January 20, 2013
By:
Darlene L. Barnes

On November 28, 2012, Indian Country Today Media Network published this article on the diabetes problem in the Native American community.

January 19, 2013
By:
Bryan Newland

Sunday officially marks the conclusion of President Obama’s first term in office—as well as the beginning of his second term.

January 11, 2013
By:
Chelsea Vowel

"Canada is a test case for a grand notion — the notion that dissimilar peoples can share lands, resources, power and dreams while respecting and sustaining their differences.

January 10, 2013
By:
Chris Mato Nunpa

On Friday, December 14, 2012, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution titled “The Year of the Dakota: Remembering, Honoring and Truth-Telling,” which year began on December 26, 2012 through December 26, 2013.

January 09, 2013
By:
Mark Charles

Reconciliation is never easy, which is why it doesn't happen very often. Reconciliation is not something that can be checked off of a list. It is not a single event encapsulated in a moment of time. Reconciliation begins with a conversation and ends with a relationship restored.

January 08, 2013
By:
Sen. Max Baucus

As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, health care, trade, and Social Security, I’m in a unique position to help introduce and pass legislation that directly affects families across the nation.

January 07, 2013
By:
Johnny Rustywire

There was a small white envelope waiting for me when I got home.  It was a subpoena, and it said be at the Federal Court Building at 8 a.m. and don't be late or else bad things will happen. So, I went.

January 05, 2013
By:
Darren Bonaparte

 

January 04, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

As we approach the 200th year since the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh was killed in battle, by American forces on the River Thames in North America, on October 5, 1813, a tremendous wave of activism by the Original Nations and Peoples of Turtle Island has suddenly swept across the geog

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