History

September 05, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

French officials recently inaugurated a commemoration of a dark part of their nation's history: the largest mass arrests of Jews in France, July, 1942. More than 13,000 people were deported to death camps in a matter of days.

September 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

American Indians understand living in a web of relationships that carry privileges and impose duties. Therefore, I wonder, why is tort law virtually absent in the routine of tribal governance?

September 03, 2012
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

The Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was developed by Roman Catholic Popes beginning in 1452 to justify and provide a legal basis for European Christian nations to expand their empires, take the land and resources of non-white civilizations around the world, and destroy those who would not convert to

August 30, 2012
By:
Michael "T. Mayheart" Dardar

It seems so long ago, those days on the water with my dad trawling for shrimp in the lakes, bays and bayous of our beloved homeland.

August 30, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

It dawned on me recently that the title of Lewis Hanke’s classic book, The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest o

August 28, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

What in the present atmosphere of the Anglo American existence makes it acceptable for someone to ridicule, demean and dehumanize non-Anglo people and then try to justify what they have said as “humor”?

August 27, 2012
By:
Ernie Stevens, Jr.

This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.

August 24, 2012
By:
Lise Balk King

The highly publicized auction of 1,940 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota known to the Oceti Sakowin as Pe’ Sla, The Heart of Everything that Is, has been cancelled.

August 23, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1942, the renowned legal scholar Felix Cohen famously wrote about the Spanish origin of Indian rights in the federal Indian law conceptual system of the United States.

August 19, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

I've been watching and thinking about Gabby Douglas, the teenage heroine of the London Olympics. Or so I view her.

August 18, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

For generations, we,, the original nations and peoples of North America, have been conditioned to think and behave in a dominated manner. This has been part of the process of becoming “civilized,” which is a polite word for “dominated.”

August 14, 2012
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

Over the years, when discussing Indigenous history and many of the injustices perpetrated upon the Native peoples who populate what is now Hawai’i, Alaska and the continental U.S., I’ve often heard people say, “That’s history and things are better now” or “What’s [in the] past has passed; its tim

August 10, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Once in a while a book comes along that is transformative. Murder State, by Brendan Lindsay, is such a book. Recently released by University of Nebraska Press, Murder State is heart- wrenching and deeply informative.

August 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining.

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