Government

February 23, 2011
By:
Peter D'Errico

When Jefferson Keel, newly elected president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) delivered the 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address on January 27, 2011, he opened his remarks with the notion o

February 22, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

I read with great interest the Lakota columnist Tim Giago’s column on the 1973 American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee village (WKII), and the militants’ nearly three months standoff with the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Tribal police, and the vigilante Goon squad.

February 21, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Is there a Plan B?

That is the question tribes, Indian organizations and government agencies should be asking—and answering, because it looks more and more likely there will be a federal government shutdown early next month.

February 19, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

The conventional philosophy behind voting is clear. Through the collective action of casting ballots with equal value—one person, one vote—citizens elect a government committed to their welfare.

February 18, 2011
By:
Bob Gough

“So tonight, I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal: by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources.”

February 16, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

In 2011, state and local governments will aggressively attempt to tax tribes. Forty-six states are facing a total of $112 billion in budget deficits, leaving them grasping for novel sources of tax revenue.

February 15, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Tax cuts graphic from Congressional Budget Office

February 15, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

On January 27, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of the American Indians delivered the 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address in Washington, D.C. Mr. Keel is also Lieutenant General of the Chickasaw Nation.

February 10, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

Some years ago now, the late Vine Deloria wrote that as Indians emerged from a time when survival demanded that they emphasize their distinctness, it was natural for them to begin emphasizing instead the characteristics that they shared.

February 10, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

A column from a right wing periodical Town Hall,

February 07, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

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February 07, 2011
By:
Ray Cook

We abhor violence and mass murder. Much as we dislike the decision of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California to undermine tribal interests, she does not belong in anyone’s crosshairs.

February 04, 2011
By:
Chris E. McNeil Jr.

When Sealaska’s lands legislation is reintroduced to Congress in the next few months, the Alaska Native regional corporation will be simply asking the U.S. to keep a promise.

February 02, 2011
By:
Nick J. Rahall II

With the convening of the 112th Congress, I became the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. Although I have left the Natural Resources Committee after having served there for more than 30 years, I intend to remain an active supporter of Native issues.

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