Government

February 18, 2015
By:
Chairman Delores Pigsley

On January 12 and 13,  a reporter from the Economist magazine visited the Siletz Tribe and the community of Siletz ostensibly to gather information for a story on how casinos benefit tribe

February 18, 2015
By:
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA), the governing body of the northern, or Canadian, portion of Akwesasne, has learned of United States legislation recently proposed by U.S. Rep.

February 17, 2015
By:
Cedric Sunray

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

February 15, 2015
By:
Zoltan Grossman

By defining Iraqis as “savages,” the hit film American Sniper has drawn on a long tradition of American war fighting against tribal peoples.

February 13, 2015
By:
Dean B. Suagee

From the media coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, one might get the impression that the only real issue is whether its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would substantially contribute to global warming.

February 12, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Are you puzzled about the violence of the Islamic State, how killing and torture can be justified by religious doctrines? Have you thought that Muslim violence today echoes Christian violence in the Crusades and the Inquisition?

February 02, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

For most of the modern tribal self-determination era, American Indian nations have emphasized inclusion. Starting in the early 1970s, higher tribal membership numbers equated to higher federal self-determination dollars.

January 30, 2015
By:
Luis A. Alejo

Re: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Dear Supervisor Peter Adam,

January 29, 2015
By:
Pamela S. Hyde & Mirtha Beadle

Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and substance use disorders is critical for everyone. This is especially true for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) community, which face some significant behavioral health challen

January 28, 2015
By:
Sami Jo Difuntorum

As Chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), I applaud the words of National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby during the 2015 State of Indian Nations address.

January 26, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No

January 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.

January 21, 2015
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

This is the speech I wished I'd given on January 13th at a Keystone XL vigil held here in Portland, Oregon—things I wanted to say to President Obama before his State of the Union Address.

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