Government

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.

January 05, 2012
By:
Billy Frank Jr.

I’m starting to wonder if Washington state’s budget problems mean it will no longer be able to co-manage natural resources with the treaty tribes. Even President Obama has said recently that the state’s budget crisis is a “huge problem.”

January 04, 2012
By:
Madeline Roanhorse

Two weeks ago, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee) failed to meet its legislative mandate of cutting $1.2 trillion from federal spending over 10 years.

January 02, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

During my decades of research into the origins of federal Indian law and international law, I discovered that domination is the Latin language for "government." I keep returning to this connection between "government" and "domination" as I reflect upon the U.S.

January 01, 2012
By:
Tom Rodgers

“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.” Stephen Colbert December 8 was like any Thursday night.

December 31, 2011
By:
Oliver J. Semans

Native people have the highest percentage of service in the armed forces of any U.S. ethnic group.

December 30, 2011
By:
Theodora Bird Bear

Dear ICT Editor:

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