Government

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.

January 22, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

A question for any Republican running for any federal office: If you are successful repealing “ObamaCare,” what happens to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act?

January 20, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

I attended a recent swearing-in of attorneys to the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

January 19, 2012
By:
Ray Cook, ICTMN Op-Ed Editor

A Haudenosaunee orator and representative to Nations has said that “sovereignty is the act there of.”

January 18, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

Happy New Year. Or, I should say, happy election year. From now on the national election for president (as well as the house and the senate) shifts from a vague threat to an actual election.

January 16, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

Kanaretiio, identified in New York court documents as 51-year old William Roger Jock, serves as the Bear Clan representative of the Men’s Council of the Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne, or, The People of the Way of the Longhouse.

January 15, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

This election ought to be about one issue, a referendum on health care reform.

January 13, 2012
By:
David Kimelberg

Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.

January 10, 2012
By:
Gyasi Ross

On the rez, the kids at my school got into fights quite a bit.

January 09, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012.

January 07, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

On New Years Eve, President Obama signed The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)  into law.

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