Government

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

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.

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