Government

February 27, 2014
By:
Jim Gray

In recent years we’ve seen some big events come about for Indian country.

February 26, 2014
By:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

The Aleut of King Cove, Alaska want safe, reliable access to medical care – something nearly all other Americans already have and often take for granted.

February 25, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Arizona is at it again, and “it” goes back to when Arizona was a territory rather than a state.

February 25, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

While President Barack Obama was recently hosting French President Françoise Hollande, they took a tour of Monticello, the slave plantation home of President Thomas Jefferson.

February 24, 2014
By:
Caleen Sisk

Droughts have long been a part of California’s history, and the Winnemem Wintu have songs about the water trails drying up and our need to pray for them to fill up again.

February 23, 2014
By:
Jennifer Denetdale

My ideas about liberation came from my father and my relatives, and are informed by my observations and experiences with my family, Diné community and my readings in feminisms, Native Studies and decolonization.

February 22, 2014
By:
Laura Waterman Wittstock

Debbie Dogskin froze to death in Fort Yates, North Dakota on February 4 while housesitting a trailer for a friend.

February 18, 2014
By:
Sen. Jon Tester

Living in Montana, you’re never too far from Indian country. But I live closer than most. Right down the road from my farm in Big Sandy is the Rocky Boys Reservation, home to the Chippewa-Cree Tribe.

February 12, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, which led to the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin is said to have quipped, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” His comment characterizes the context of what President Obama called “the dawn of our Republic” in h

February 10, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Let’s talk about liberals and conservatives, in spite of the fact that Indian issues do not split that way. Environmental and economic issues do split that way, and Indians have not yet figured out how to segregate air and water and wildlife.

February 09, 2014
By:
Myrna Gardner

Since November 27, 2013, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been receiving public comments on Flint Hill Resources’ request to reduce its liability to clean up drinking water at its North Pole refinery that is seriously contaminated with sulfolane, an industrial solvent

February 05, 2014
By:
Ralph Goodale

There are several things wrong with the Harper government’s never-ending claims that they are brilliant tax cutters.

To start with, the claims are untrue.

February 04, 2014
By:
Ray Austin

It is time for federal agencies to increase efforts to hire and recruit Native Americans. Even if 5 percent of the 90,000 jobs were designated for hiring Native Americans (NA), that would mean 4,470 jobs.

February 03, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

The Cobell settlement, approved on November 24, 2011, provides for a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund (Fund). The Settlement charges the U.S.

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