Government

October 02, 2015
By:
Ian Zabarte

I am the Principal Man for Foreign Affairs of the government of Newe Sogobia and have the legitimate authority to speak on all matters subject to tribal law and custom. The exterior boundaries of Newe Sogobia are defined by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley which include Yucca Mountain.

September 24, 2015
By:
Charles Kader

Recently, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, running for the Republican Party nomination for President in 2016, offered his thoughts on erecting a physical wall between the U.S.

September 14, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Over the past month or so I’ve read some disturbing articles and reports related to Indigenous children. Suzette Brewer’s ICTMN article on the continuing legal assaults being thrown at the Indian Child Welfare Act first raised my curiosity because of the involvement of the Goldwater Institute.

September 13, 2015
By:
Timothy Davis

Race is ugly business. The business of race can be seen in the higher rates of incarceration of black Americans. It is in the higher rates black Americans and Native Americans are killed by law enforcement.

September 10, 2015
By:
Michael McNally

This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

September 09, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

In 1970, President Richard Nixon announced a new federal policy of “self-determination without termination,” recognizing the failures of the federal government in its historical attempts to assimilate Indians by destroying tribes. 

August 18, 2015
By:
Linda Amelia & Dennis G. Chappabitty

On August 6, an obviously senseless Bill was proposed by Senator Lankford (R-OK) that seeks to attack and destroy a tribe’s sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis plants in States where medicinal marijuana growing and use are le

July 28, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

On July 10 President Obama by proclamation created the Basin and Range National Monument in a remote wilderness region of southern Nevada.

July 22, 2015
By:
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.

July 21, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.

July 17, 2015
By:
Monique Vondall-Rieke

The announcement of A.D., et al. v.

June 25, 2015
By:
Michael L. Connor

This week, the Department of the Interior hit a significant milestone, paying more than $500 million to approximately 30,000 individual landowners through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tri

June 20, 2015
By:
Dennis Olson

This summer marks Head Start’s 50th anniversary, a historic milestone in our nation’s commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening windows of opportunity to our most vulnerable children.  I am among the 32 million Americans Head Start has served since i

June 19, 2015
By:
Gary Davis

On Tuesday, leaders from across Indian Country gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the New Day Now rally, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during our Reservation Economic Summit (RES).

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