Government

August 30, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It sounds reasonable: Why not just cap federal spending? Make every agency operate with the money that’s already there. This notion has common-sense ... yet it is impossible in practice.

August 23, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

So far, most of the government’s austerity movement has been theoretical. We know the federal budget is shrinking, but the evidence of that has been slow to surface.

August 21, 2011
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Earlier this year I warned Indian Country that the state tax man cometh.

August 18, 2011
By:
Tina Marie Osceola

In 2009, Tribes took notice when President Obama ordered the executive branch to develop tribal consultation policies. I remember thinking about how this would play out.

August 16, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It’s a hell of a way to run a country.

August 10, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Many of us just vote for our relatives.  While my living relatives are many, and one even holds high appointive office, I have not been faced with that prospect.  Judging from history, voting for my relatives would not have gone well for my current opinions.

August 08, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The late historian Barbara Tuchman described the ineptness of government decision-making in her book,

August 04, 2011
By:
Gyasi Ross and Michael O. Finley

The time has come to make meaningful change. Native women need to be protected from the sexual predators who repeatedly victimize them, without consequence or repercussion.

August 02, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

There’s nothing like deadline to produce a deal: The president and congressional leaders reached an agreement over the weekend to increase the nation’s debt limit, cut federal spending, and create a powerful committee charged with finding even more budget cuts.

July 31, 2011
By:
Kimberly Yellow Robe

When listening to Tribal Elders and community members across Indian Country, together we learned about how individuals can become victims of identity theft.

July 29, 2011
By:
Tom Perrelli, Associate Attorney General

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA), an historic piece of legislation signed into law by President Obama on July 29, 2010.

July 25, 2011
By:
Cedric Cromwell

As Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, I am charged with assisting my people to recover from nearly four centuries of colonization and neglect. The Wampanoag Nation entered into a treaty with the colonists in 1621.

July 25, 2011
By:
Ned Norris, Jr.

Two and a half years ago, the Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for a major economic development project adjacent to Peoria and Glendale. The West Valley Resort will create 6,000 construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent jobs, all without a single penny of taxpayer money.

July 19, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

For many thousands of years, our indigenous ancestors lived free and independent of Christian European domination.

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