Government

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.

February 01, 2011
By:
LaDonna Harris

With the passing of my dear friend Sargent Shriver let us not forget his many contributions to Indian nations. He was a mentor with whom I had the great privilege of working on many a good project. Over the years, we worked together on issues of poverty, Indian affairs and women’s equality.

February 01, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The National Congress of American Indians proposed a fiscal year 2010 budget [PDF file] last week.

January 28, 2011
By:
David Kimelberg

A mere 46 years ago, the federal government orchestrated a series of events with generational consequences that can only be described as shameful.

January 26, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Journalists like me have played the role of Chicken Little for many years. We have written dozens of stories about the consequences of an election, predicting what will happen after Republicans win and fulfill their promises to drastically cut government.

January 18, 2011
By:
Charles Trimble

What does the year 2011 hold for the Indian tribes? There are some signals—portents, if you will, that should be considered in assessing the immediate future in federal policy and programs.

January 18, 2011
By:
ICTMN Opinion

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.

December 31, 2010
By:
Steven Newcomb

On Dec. 16, the leaders of hundreds of American Indian nations were in attendance when President Obama expressed United States “support” for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The U.S.

December 29, 2010
By:
Claudia Kauffman

My passion for public service burned deep long before I assumed elected office – placed there by my parents who raised me and my siblings to fight for those who have no voice.

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