Government

September 20, 2014
By:
Sen. Jon Tester

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago.

September 16, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

As ICTMN reported recently, indigenous peoples will be at the forefront of upcoming United Nations and civil society events in New Yo

September 15, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is composed of the 16 elected Chairs and Presidents of the sovereign Indian Tribes and Nations in the Great Plains Region: the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux, the Cheyenne River Sioux, The Yankton Sioux, the Lower Brule Sioux, the Sisseton

September 13, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1996, while attending the Intersessional Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, I posed a question to the United States delegates.

September 12, 2014
By:
Kenneth Deer

This column was first seen in Cultural Survival Quarterly Issue: 38-3

September 02, 2014
By:
DaShanne Stokes

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 20 is something for members of state-recognized tribes to celebrate.

August 28, 2014
By:
Rudolph C. Ryser

Let us stipulate from the very outset that international states own, control and regulate an institution called the United Nations. It is their organization and they can do with it what ever they chose. Fourth World nations are not members of the UN. They sit outside that body.

August 25, 2014
By:
Oliver J. Semans

After spending the eight years in meetings—with state and national legislators, state secretaries of state, and county commissioners and election officials—and helping organize two major federal voting-rights lawsuits, I’m starting to see some light at the end of the equal-rights tunnel.

August 21, 2014
By:
Ryan Wilson

Dear Secretary Jewell,

Your visits to Indian country on behalf of Indian education are appreciated by everyone and I thank you for the unprecedented commitment you and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have demonstrated to visiting Indian country.

August 17, 2014
By:
Charles Hobbs and Tim Seward

Late last year the Indian Law and Order Commission (“Commission”) released “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer” (“Report”), with over 40 unanimous recommendations to make Indian country safer and more just for all U.S.

August 14, 2014
By:
Faustino Trejo

Election season is again upon us, my fellow Navajo citizens and relatives, and the attention of a young nation is focused on the rhetoric and qualms of various leaders who upon election will seek to lead us in whatever fashion they deem as progressive.

August 13, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts.

August 11, 2014
By:
David Wilkins

In 1977 preeminent Native theorist Vine Deloria, Jr., was asked to write a paper about the current state of Indian affairs in the U.S.

August 07, 2014
By:
Don Gentry

From time immemorial, salmon, steelhead and other fish runs have sustained the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute members of the Klamath Tribes.

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