This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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.
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
On July 10 President Obama by proclamation created the Basin and Range National Monument in a remote wilderness region of southern Nevada.
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.
Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.
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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
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
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).
President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s “pivot to Asia”—if it happens.
To delve into the waters of tribal recognition is to wade in the muddiest of pools rife with greed, racism and political agendas.
At the moment there has been a flurry of news reports about an unfortunate gesture by a U.S. Senate candidate in California who caricatured an Indian war cry. Apologies are already being made and the dust will soon settle.
It’s time to correct the record. At a hearing on May 14, 2015, before the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, the California State Association of Counties made a number of misstatements about land into trust issues.