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.
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.
Earlier this year I warned Indian Country that the state tax man cometh.
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.
It’s a hell of a way to run a country.
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.
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.
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.
When listening to Tribal Elders and community members across Indian Country, together we learned about how individuals can become victims of identity theft.
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.
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.
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.
For many thousands of years, our indigenous ancestors lived free and independent of Christian European domination.