Government

May 10, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is trying to change the national debate about the deficit, the role of government and the impact of those policies on the day-to-day economy.

May 02, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Sometimes it’s easy for Indian country to ignore the huge challenges facing the United States. After all, there are so many immediate and intense issues on reservations and in tribal communities that the idea of adding another layer of concerns just seems too much.

April 28, 2011
By:
Geoffrey Strommer

A year after passage of national health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), the entire Act, including the many Indian-specific provisions within, is in danger of being taken away.

April 22, 2011
By:
Dianne Feinstein

To the editor:

April 21, 2011
By:
Cheryl Andrews-Maltais

How profoundly disappointing it is to find out that the Department of the Interior has approved Cape Wind’s Construction and Operation Plan (COP); that the decision is not only being rushed through the approval process, but pushed forward without even a courtesy consultation with our Tribe before

April 18, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Tall tales are fun. Most of us love the story about the day we scored perfect on a test, caught the biggest fish or won a bunch of cash at the casino.

April 15, 2011
By:
Lisa Shellenberger

Congress, American presidents, the United States Supreme Court, and the States have all, in many varied ways, given recognition to Native American tribes as sovereign entities. Sovereign tribal authority is inherent to Indian tribes and pre-dates any other form of law in this country.

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.

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