American Indians understand living in a web of relationships that carry privileges and impose duties. Therefore, I wonder, why is tort law virtually absent in the routine of tribal governance?
The Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was developed by Roman Catholic Popes beginning in 1452 to justify and provide a legal basis for European Christian nations to expand their empires, take the land and resources of non-white civilizations around the world, and destroy those who would not convert to
Is your tribal community fully prepared for an emergency related to wildfire or flooding? No matter where your community is located this year’s weather has likely put you at some level of risk.
In July 2012, national press thrust the status of Dakota children in the social service program of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation into national headlines. The sad and untimely death of two Dakota children, discovered by their mother, has been played out like a mad melodrama.
We are outraged by the remarks of National Republican Committee member Pat Rodgers to Governor Susanna Martinez's staff that the Governor disrespected George Armstrong Custer by meeting with the Pueblo Indian tribal leaders.
Indian viewers who tuned in and listened to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie give his keynote speech on August 28 at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, would have heard him tell stories of his immigrant family.
How do you describe the loss of a modern day warrior, a chief, and a friend? That’s where I am at today after hearing about the loss of Chairman Stanley Crooks of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
In a prior column, I offered an opinion about providing support and advocacy for survivors of violent crime in Indian country.
It dawned on me recently that the title of Lewis Hanke’s classic book, The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest o
Last week, I toured the new Indian Health Service (IHS) Cheyenne River Health Center. The center, which opened last year, includes a new dental clinic, CT scanner and a Spiritual Room where patients and family can practice their traditions.
What in the present atmosphere of the Anglo American existence makes it acceptable for someone to ridicule, demean and dehumanize non-Anglo people and then try to justify what they have said as “humor”?
This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Let’s dispel a myth circulating in Indian country: Indians and Indian tribes are not prevented from taking advantage of the benefits of the Patient Protection and Aff
The very privileged once marginalized people of color, anyone poor and most women by simply entering the boardroom, cigar den or private car.