Government

December 15, 2012
By:
Robert T. Coulter

On December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced United States support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

December 14, 2012
By:
Brian Patterson

I have been taught that “no nation is truly defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.”  Native women have strong hearts, but that strength is constantly challenged by the high rates of domestic violence on many Indian reservations.  Of course, domestic violence is not limited to w

December 10, 2012
By:
Dave Staddon

Tribal economic development is a complex issue, but important to the future development of tribal economies. Tribes get a wide variety of projects pitched to them. And not all of them are potentially beneficial.

December 07, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On July 30, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012, also known as the HEARTH Act of 2012, H.R.

November 29, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On November 26, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior announced in a press release that the Cobell litigation is final and the department will impleme

November 27, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

When the seemingly endless election season finally ended, winners and losers had little time to celebrate their victories or lick their wounds before the campaigns morphed into contests to beat the self-imposed, fast-approaching budgetary deadlines to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 y

November 24, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. It’s a couple of weeks later, and I think I’ve recovered from the drama and excitement.

November 17, 2012
By:
Holly Cook Macarro

Just one year ago, the Democrats were written off as likely to lose their majority and control of the Senate to the Republicans. Today, they are looking at a gain of two seats and a 10-seat majority as a result of a near sweep of the top Senate races.

November 16, 2012
By:
Byron Dorgan

In the coming weeks, we will hear a lot about the budget, the deficit and the need to make hard choices when it comes to federal funding. I agree with that. But the choices also have to be smart choices.

November 15, 2012
By:
Tim Outman

My Fellow Americans,

It is with sadness that I concede the election to President Obama. He fought a good campaign and, while I thought I had a chance, the people of this country have spoken.

November 15, 2012
By:
Vonnie Lone Chief

Despite the required recount, North Dakota tribes and Indian country were already celebrating the efforts put forth for Indian champion Heidi Heitkamp’s improbable victory in her bid to hold Democrat Kent Conrad’s United States Senate seat.

November 15, 2012
By:
Oliver J. Semans

Who would think that a group that makes up about one percent of the overall population could carry such a wallop? From 2000, when we defeated infamous “Indian fighter” U.S.

November 11, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians.  My own vote turned on threats I perceived to my family.  Your mileage may vary.

November 10, 2012
By:
Valarie Tom

Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.

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