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
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.
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%.
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.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.
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
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?
One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, I oversee most issues concerning Native Americans.
This month the U.S.
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
Jobs, jobs, jobs. They're on everyone’s mind these days, and Creator knows our reservations are in dire need of jobs.
Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R.