Government

April 15, 2011
By:
Joe Valandra

About 24 years ago, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in response to our victory in the Cabazon case before the U.S. Supreme Court. We suddenly had a vehicle by which to perhaps find peace and security for our people. The IGRA is in effect another treaty with the U.S.

April 14, 2011
By:
Tex G. Hall

Recently on the Fox News Channel, contributor John Stossel offered up this gem of ignorance:
 

April 10, 2011
By:
Joseph Orozco

Thanks to the budget-cutting fervor sweeping Capitol Hill, the Public Telecommunication Facilities Program could be zeroed out this year.

April 07, 2011
By:
Ryan D. Dreveskracht

In recent months, the Obama Administration has shifted its focus from stabilizing the economy to creating jobs.

April 05, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The national budget debate is multi-directional. Most of the story, so far, has centered on this year’s federal spending, basically how to strip dollars from a fiscal year that’s roughly half over. Then, there is the fight over next year’s budget, the one that is supposed to start on October 1.

April 01, 2011
By:
Jefferson Keel
An Old Joke Being Played on Indian Country, Again

April 01, 2011
By:
Rob Rosette

Disbelief. Frustration. Anger.

March 31, 2011
By:
Joseph H. Webster

Legalized Internet gaming: opportunity or threat? Efforts in Congress last year to pass a federal Internet gaming bill failed, but a new bill was introduced in the House on March 17 and it is anticipated that a new Senate bill will be introduced later this year.

March 31, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Hell has officially frozen over when I rise to defend the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

March 29, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Just over a year ago President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affo

March 22, 2011
By:
Robert Odawi Porter

In December of last year, President Obama invited leaders from all 565 federally recognized American Indian nations and tribes to Washington for the second Tribal Nations Conference.  More than one of us wondered what the true purpose of the meeting was.  Without question, credit should be given

March 22, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Google the phrase, “we can’t afford,” and some 209 million results pop up that capture our Great Public Debate.

March 18, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

I don’t recall what Nevada tribe it was in the early 1970s that had submitted a proposal to the BIA for financial assistance to buy a bordello.

March 16, 2011
By:
Ryan D. Dreveskracht

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has presented numerous opportunities for investment in solar projects, including: renewable energy tax credits, fede

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