The visions of my father, Isaac Curley Sr., come and go with each passing month and season. My father was born on March 25, 1922 and raised on the Navajo reservation. His home was a hogan, the family subsisted upon livestock, no modern conveniences and news was gathered only by word of mouth.
Urban Indians are not new to the urban scene, as New York Times reporter Timothy Williams suggested in his article, "Quietly, Indians Reshape Cities and Res
Everything is not a matter of opinion and all opinions are not equal. In the U.S., we frame all policy arguments in terms of liberty, and since we don’t teach critical thought, who wins the framing dispute wins the argument.
The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians. My own vote turned on threats I perceived to my family. Your mileage may vary.
It has recently been announced that land theft charges against Kanaretiio, the Bear Clan representative from the Kanienkehaka Akwesasne Territory (aka Mohawk), have been dismissed due to technicalities, after a judicial review by New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Main.
There's a misguided cost-cutting plan being discussed on Capitol Hill that could severely jeopardize the health of millions of rural Americans.
Let’s dispel a myth circulating in Indian country: Indians and Indian tribes are not prevented from taking advantage of the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Luke Russert, son of the late and much-admired journalist Tim Russert, recently referred to Watergate as "the mother of all political scandals." He’s right, given our predilection to add “-gate” when we describe any ser
The entire debate over ObamaCare” is now fundamentally different. It’s the law of the land that has been upheld by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will most likely issue a decision on Thursday that will leave a mess behind. I doubt there will be a clean decision—up or down—it’s far more likely that court will focus on the most narrow of issues. Then the political process can sort out what’s left standing.
State-recognized tribes are Native American Indian Tribes and Heritage Groups that are recognized by individual states for their various internal government purposes.
A question for any Republican running for any federal office: If you are successful repealing “ObamaCare,” what happens to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act?
This election ought to be about one issue, a referendum on health care reform.
Medicare is an important benefit—if you have this card, you will want to consider participating in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.