Government

April 21, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v.

April 19, 2016
By:
Ruth Hopkins

During the 1970s, stories of Native women being forcibly sterilized began to emerge. In these cases, consent was absent. Some were manipulated and lied to in order for the government to gain access for sterilization.

April 18, 2016
By:
Liza Gross

Several years ago, on a brisk spring day in the wild reaches of northeastern Arizona, I was helping an elderly grandmother scrape kernels off a bushel’s worth of dried corn cobs. She spoke no English and I knew little Navajo, so we worked in silence, sitting on a blanket, side by side.

April 05, 2016
By:
Frederich Trenchard

The one thing the 50 states that make up the United States of America (not counting insular territories) have in abundance is their claim to land. That vast amount of land is in large part Indian and Indigenous peoples land.

April 04, 2016
By:
Steve Russell

I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.

April 01, 2016
By:
Jay Daniels

The United States Federal bureaucracy is notorious for using acronyms for everything under the sun, which is fine when used internally among federal employees.

March 27, 2016
By:
Steve Russell

The Cherokee Phoenix published news of a lawsuit to protect the Illinois River, crown jewel of summer recreation in the Cherokee Natio

March 23, 2016
By:
David Wilkins

Open letter to the leaders of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA):

Dear Native Leaders,

March 14, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

The entitlement of Native Americans to benefits and services from the United States, as trustee for Indian Persons and Indian Tribes, cannot be terminated without due process of law on the part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

March 11, 2016
By:
Dave Archambault Sr.

Black Elk said that perhaps there is a root of the Sacred Tree that still lives. He said, “ If there is, then we should nourish it so that it will fill with singing birds! ” He proclaimed this in 1953 in the twilight of his life. How prophetic his words were and are.

March 09, 2016
By:
Jennifer Falcon

March 12 marks the 44th Anniversary of an important part of the Indian Civil Rights Movement, when 12 Indian employees at the Bureau of Indians Affairs’ Plant Management Engineering Center filed a formal complaint against the bureau stating discriminatory practices in training, hiring and promoti

March 08, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

The documentary movie “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota), tells a powerful story.

March 04, 2016
By:
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

In the past, policies and laws have always been written as prescriptions for us Native American people to follow, including when it comes to protecting the lands, dwellings, art, and final resting places of our ancestors.

February 25, 2016
By:
Mike Myers

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has gotten around to taking a look at the state of Indigenous health in what is now the Great Plains Region.

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