Government

February 10, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

Felix Cohen, author of the original Handbook of Federal Indian Law, played a major role in the

February 09, 2012
By:
Jennifer S. Baker

In an open executive session of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, Sen.

February 09, 2012
By:
Billy Frank Jr.

We are losing the battle for salmon recovery in western Washington because salmon habitat is being destroyed faster than it can be restored.

February 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key part of that history, today marks the 125th year since the U.S.

February 07, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

“We ain’t even two months into the election year, and the thing is already going to the dogs.”

February 06, 2012
By:
Sen. Jon Tester

Montana’s Indian country is sacred ground for all of the Big Sky’s tribes. Tribal lands safeguard and preserve ceremonial sites from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains.

February 06, 2012
By:
Jana L. Walker

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples signals a new means to change federal law and policy to restore safety to Native women, to stre

February 02, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

What in the heck is a “plutarchy”? Well, it certainly is not an America where Pluto is the president.

January 31, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

It has been one year since the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen won their long dispute against a constitutional amendment that ter

January 30, 2012
By:
Winona LaDuke

This past week, I had the distinction of becoming one of a select list of authors banned by the Tucson Unit

January 27, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

The National Congress of American Indians every year releases its “State of Indian Nations,” an alternative prospect for the Congress reported during the week of the State of the Union. This has become an important exercise for many reasons.

January 27, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Nobody can deny that the Obama Administration has worked hard on behalf of Indian country. But despite its recent efforts, the United States still routinely violates Indian treaty rights and sovereignty.

January 25, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

Presidents are required to be optimistic.The American people expect it—and reward those politicians who know their lines.

January 23, 2012
By:
Robert Chanate

The plan seemed simple enough: go to the National Park office, pull a permit and be back at the park in two hours. With this in mind, I set out with two friends to find the office in Washington, DC in August of the past year.

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