Montana is fortunate to be home to eight tribal nations that have played an important role in our state’s heritage and culture. When the framers drafted our state’s constitution, they recognized the importance of these sovereign nations.
Having lost hundreds of millions of acres of land to allotment and tax auction, sale, fraud and federal chicanery beginning in the late 1880s, Indian tribes have ever since been on a decades-long mission to acquire and reconsolidate their once-mighty land holdings
The recent communication from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne band council regarding American border security initiatives reveals a basic human understanding.
My fifth Great Grandfather was Chief Black Dog also known as Big Eagle. his original village was and is located near the mouth of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers.
Michael Glennon’s amazing and concise book National Security and Double Government (2014, Oxford University Press), provides an insightful view of the National Security State of the United
There’s a word, sophomoric, that describes one of the few downsides of the professoring trade. If you teach college students, it describes your very own personal Groundhog Day.
Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “conquering” and not th
On March 9, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director Stanley Speaks signed the final documents to establish the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Reservation, to an audience of Cowlitz elders and tribal leaders.
Sometimes I get teased about my habit of writing about legendary figures of history and how they got to be that way. Modern heroes still walk among us all today and possibly the best is still yet to come.
Was it an affair made public by a scorned lover? Was it a corrupt scandal leaving voters questioning her ethical standards and moral compass?
“The April 21 date set by the Navajo Election Administration for a special election for tribal president is once again up in the air."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was the latest foreign leader to address a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress on March 3, 2015.
Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole.
Native Nations predate the existence of the United States of America by thousands of years. Colonists and foreign principalities alike acknowledged our sovereign status when they entered into treaties with tribes.