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.
What’s my take away from the White House Tribal Nations Conference? Easy. This is an administration that actually believes the United States government must represent all of the people, including American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The final part of this series provides a model for how tribes can and should wield the federal Indian consultation right to defend tribal sovereignty, and discusses the very real negative effect of any federal failure to consult with tribal governments.
Two years ago, President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed that this administration would work hand-in-hand with Native Americans to empower tribal governments, fulfill our trust responsibilities to tribal members and help tribal leaders build safer, stronger, healthier, and m
As discussed in part one of this three-part series, the Obama administration has mandated that all federal agencies implement a written government-to-government consultation policy with Indian tribes.
To get back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving, let us take this short mathematical quiz.
Your country is going through a severe economic crisis.
To get back to your pre-recession unemployment rate of five percent, you need to create 11 million jobs.
When Canada endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recently, it created a groundswell of hope in Indian country, and put more pressure on the United States to step up soon.
On Dec. 16, President Barack Obama will host the second White House Tribal Nations Conference.
As currently written, the Cobell settlement endorsed by the four named plaintiffs is backwards with the Department of Interior only engaging in remedial measures after everyone signs on for a pittance of what is owed from a true accounting of the land use, leases and depletions of Indian
Cousin Ray Sixkiller came in and announced that he is beginning to think about giving up coffee. Now, that is about as likely as a Cherokee turning down an invitation to a hog fry, so you will pardon my skepticism.