Government

October 19, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Mike Myers has, to steal a phrase from the late Russell Means, gone where white men fear to tread.

October 13, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

I just finished a road trip through Indian Country and had the chance to meet with a number of folks from five different Indigenous nations/tribes and they all had the same issue – how to reform their constitutions and get better government.

October 10, 2015
By:
Raina Thiele

My ancestors have occupied the lands known as Alaska for over 10,000 years. Our traditions are steeped in history and intimately connected with the land and its natural resources.

October 09, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Those of us who have experienced the knifeless brain surgery that is law school are constantly reminded that U.S. and Canadian law and politics owe a great deal to the English Common Law.

October 07, 2015
By:
Stephen Corry

This year Yosemite celebrates its 125th anniversary. Next year sees 100 years of the National Park Service. Will Native Americans be celebrating “America’s best idea?” Probably not. The thousands of tribal people in Asia and Africa destroyed in its name certainly won’t be.

October 05, 2015
By:
Joseph Hamilton

I enjoy a piece of warm frybread as much as anyone.

But I know that this supposedly “traditional” food was first made from U.S. Government commodity lard and flour, and that it’s unhealthy.

October 02, 2015
By:
Ian Zabarte

I am the Principal Man for Foreign Affairs of the government of Newe Sogobia and have the legitimate authority to speak on all matters subject to tribal law and custom. The exterior boundaries of Newe Sogobia are defined by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley which include Yucca Mountain.

September 24, 2015
By:
Charles Kader

Recently, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, running for the Republican Party nomination for President in 2016, offered his thoughts on erecting a physical wall between the U.S.

September 14, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Over the past month or so I’ve read some disturbing articles and reports related to Indigenous children. Suzette Brewer’s ICTMN article on the continuing legal assaults being thrown at the Indian Child Welfare Act first raised my curiosity because of the involvement of the Goldwater Institute.

September 13, 2015
By:
Timothy Davis

Race is ugly business. The business of race can be seen in the higher rates of incarceration of black Americans. It is in the higher rates black Americans and Native Americans are killed by law enforcement.

September 10, 2015
By:
Michael McNally

This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

September 09, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

In 1970, President Richard Nixon announced a new federal policy of “self-determination without termination,” recognizing the failures of the federal government in its historical attempts to assimilate Indians by destroying tribes. 

August 18, 2015
By:
Linda Amelia & Dennis G. Chappabitty

On August 6, an obviously senseless Bill was proposed by Senator Lankford (R-OK) that seeks to attack and destroy a tribe’s sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis plants in States where medicinal marijuana growing and use are le

July 28, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

On July 10 President Obama by proclamation created the Basin and Range National Monument in a remote wilderness region of southern Nevada.

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