Government

August 06, 2012
By:
John Steele

Our Indian nations and tribes are the first American sovereigns. Our people were always free.

August 05, 2012
By:
Lloyd Miller

On June 18 the Supreme Court issued a rare decision favoring Indian Tribes in a one billion dollar case pitting the Tribes against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Indian Health Service.

August 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Should Indians show up when elections are called by the colonial state? I can’t say “Yes” because a more appropriate answer is “Hell, yes!” Bias out front: my first career was as a state court judge, which is an elected position.

July 29, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a column published in December 2011, I criticized Charles Trimble and “Sam” Deloria, Jr., for what I considered to be personalized remarks directed at a Mohawk law professor, Carrie E. Garrow.

July 25, 2012
By:
NIGA

Right now, the National Indian Gaming Association is hosting its 2012 summer L

July 24, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Sovereignty is not what it used to be, and I am not speaking of Indian sovereignty in particular. Sometimes I think about the rise of the nation-state with bemusement at the customs of historians.

July 23, 2012
By:
Myra Wilensky

In June, the State Department issued a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to move ahead with a new environmental impact statement (EIS) as it considers approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

July 19, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a previous column on this topic, I pointed to various historical illustrations of plans by agents of the U.S.

July 18, 2012
By:
David Wilkins

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S.

July 17, 2012
By:
Chad Yazzie

The political power fronts between federal and state governments are complicated and sometimes volatile.

July 16, 2012
By:
Sarah Deer

While we wait for Congress to do the right thing and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, there are important things that tribal leaders can do right now to protect Nat

July 13, 2012
By:
Joseph Valandra

The Bureau of Indian Affairs website declares, “The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes.” It goes on to detail the type of rel

July 12, 2012
By:
Delvin Cree

Over two years ago I addressed some health issues surrounding FEMA trailers my tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was receiving.

July 11, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Given that a capitol dome is part of what constitutes domination of and by “the State,” it makes sense to talk in terms of ‘The Domeland," rather than ‘The Homeland." If we were living a science fiction story—and often these days it feels as if we are—the narrative could easily include "the Depar

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