Government

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

July 09, 2012
By:
David Beaulieu

At February's National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit in Washington D.C., William Mendoza was asked about the administration’s proposal to move the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the Department of Education that had been floated at consultations with tribal l

July 08, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

“…the guys on the real reservations have no concern about federal recognition. They already have it.”

As opposed to what, “fake” reservations?

July 07, 2012
By:
Ryan Dreveskracht

Rape in Indian country has recently become the subject of partisan campaign fodder and, even worse, systemic racism in Washington, D.C.

July 06, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Once upon a time, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, there was a patriotic organization of lawyers and academics called the Federalist Society.

July 06, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Should Indians allow non-Indians to vote when they reside on Indian land and are affected by the outcome of the election? The instinctive reaction is “No way!” and defending that reaction is so simple it’s hard to understand the charge of unfairness.

July 04, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids.

July 04, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Today, July 4, the United States of America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.

July 03, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

Voting should be easy, almost routine. If it’s election day, we should vote. It’s that simple because it’s the very foundation of democracy. It is only when “we” have a say in what happens next, in our future, that governance meets the basic test of a democracy.

July 02, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

The Indian Civil Rights Act has been a dismal failure, if one considers its original intent; to protect tribal members and others subject to tribal jurisdiction from arbitrary and capr

June 30, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Luke Russert, son of the late and much-admired journalist Tim Russert, recently referred to Watergate as "the mother of all political scandals." He’s right, given our predilection to add “-gate” when we

June 29, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

On June 18, 2012, in a New York courtroom, in picturesque St. Lawrence County, a decision was reached in a legal matter that pitted belief against regulation, rural against urban, and small versus large

June 28, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

The entire debate over ObamaCare” is now fundamentally different. It’s the law of the land that has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

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