April 24, 2012
Lise Balk King

An oft-heard criticism of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is that it’s an “aspirational” document, one with no teeth, enforceability

April 20, 2012
Suzan Shown Harjo

White privilege in America first stood for wealth advantage, the provenance of white men, no matter how amassed, deserved, shared or inbred. Among its prominent symbols are oil baron J.D.

April 16, 2012
Robert Barton

America's population is aging quickly. In 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 13 percent of Americans were 65 or older. By 2030, estimates are that demographic will exceed 20%.

April 11, 2012
Chuck Trimble

The Northwest Tribes have produced some of history’s greatest leaders, most notably Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. In modern times the most important leader ever to come out of the Northwest in Indian Affairs was Joseph R.

April 04, 2012
Joseph Valandra

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.

April 03, 2012
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor

When I sat down to write this column, I wanted to tell you about how well ICTMN is doing in promoting our (Indigenous) interpretation of the world through presenting our view of news, events and thought

April 02, 2012
Steve Russell

When you are about one half of one percent of the population, how many people can you afford to leave behind by categorical self-definition?

April 01, 2012
Andrea Lord Goldstein

One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the

March 30, 2012
Don Young, Congressman

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, I oversee most issues concerning Native Americans.

March 28, 2012
Gabriel S. Galanda

This month the U.S.

March 23, 2012
Walter Lamar

The budget battles of 2012 struck a blow to key provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act and although the proposed budget contains increases for some important programs, funding would still re

March 15, 2012
Tanya Fiddler

Jobs, jobs, jobs. They're on everyone’s mind these days, and Creator knows our reservations are in dire need of jobs.

March 12, 2012
Oliver J. Semans

Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R.