Government

February 12, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, which led to the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin is said to have quipped, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” His comment characterizes the context of what President Obama called “the dawn of our Republic” in h

February 10, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

Let’s talk about liberals and conservatives, in spite of the fact that Indian issues do not split that way. Environmental and economic issues do split that way, and Indians have not yet figured out how to segregate air and water and wildlife.

February 09, 2014
By:
Myrna Gardner

Since November 27, 2013, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been receiving public comments on Flint Hill Resources’ request to reduce its liability to clean up drinking water at its North Pole refinery that is seriously contaminated with sulfolane, an industrial solvent

February 05, 2014
By:
Ralph Goodale

There are several things wrong with the Harper government’s never-ending claims that they are brilliant tax cutters.

To start with, the claims are untrue.

February 04, 2014
By:
Ray Austin

It is time for federal agencies to increase efforts to hire and recruit Native Americans. Even if 5 percent of the 90,000 jobs were designated for hiring Native Americans (NA), that would mean 4,470 jobs.

February 03, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

The Cobell settlement, approved on November 24, 2011, provides for a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund (Fund). The Settlement charges the U.S.

February 02, 2014
By:
Dale Schlundt

When one says American Indian, what comes to mind? Is it the fierce-looking warrior on horseback or perhaps the individual in war paint holding a repeating rifle, ever ready for battle?

February 01, 2014
By:
Winona LaDuke

These are two fundamental, and essential emotions which allow us to live well. I could say function in society, but that seems too clinical. Remorse—to feel sorry, to express regret; (minjinawezid- he is regretful). And, gratitude, migwechiwendam, to be thankful.

January 28, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

The title of this column brings to mind the unsuccessful confirmation hearing for the man whose name—Robert Bork—became a verb, “to Bork,” meaning to wrap so many of a nominee’s absurd ideas around his neck that he sinks.

January 27, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

I read with interest Anna Maria Tremonti’s “Could First Nations still stop the Northern Gateway pipeline?” It was the text version of Ms.

January 25, 2014
By:
Charles Kader

The announcement by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow 20 hospitals in the state to dispense medical marijuana is a sea-change shift in policy. The Democrat is up for re-election this year and is going against the grain in the state known for the strict Rockefeller drug laws.

January 24, 2014
By:
Chuck Trimble

On Thursday, January 9, President Obama spoke about how he plans to address challenges such as job creation, housing, law enforcement and education in the poorest communities.

January 22, 2014
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is a bigot and a braggart.

But so what?

This piece really has nothing to do with that thug in a suit. There will always be racists with dull skulls and deep pockets, and they will get elected to office.

January 20, 2014
By:
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The federal government’s callous treatment of Jeremy Meawasige, an Aboriginal teenager from the Pictou Landing reserve is nothing less than shameful. This youth is living with cerebral palsy, autism, spinal curvature, and a debilitating accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain.

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