History

June 14, 2011
By:
Gyasi Ross

"...everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it,
and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence."
Christine Quintasket p/k/a Mourning Dove, Okanagan

Congratulations, all Indian graduates.

June 11, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

Words are sometimes slippery, especially in law and politics. This is not always a bad thing, because ambiguous language sometimes resolves conflict, by allowing people to maintain face while they compromise.

June 08, 2011
By:
David E. Wilkins

Recently, the U.S.

June 02, 2011
By:
Steve Newcomb

In March 2011, the U.S. government filed a response brief to two appeals by two Guantanamo Bay detainees. They had been convicted of "providing material support for terrorism" and their defense contended that the charge was not a war crime subject to military tribunal jurisdiction.

May 24, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

Michael Anderson is leader of the Euahlayi People, a 3,000 strong Aboriginal Nation and convener of the New Way Sovereignty Summit on the status and place of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Australia and beyond.

May 20, 2011
By:
Crystal Willcuts

A few weeks ago I stopped watching the news. Nothing else was going on in the world except for the Osama Bin Laden death frenzy. Okay he’s dead, but he was going to die anyway. We’ll all die eventually. It will be news the day no one dies. The TV can stay on then.

May 11, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

Many people angrily responded to my previous column on this subject by claiming that the U.S. military had merely applied the Apache leader Geronimo’s name to the U.S. military operation to hunt down bin Laden, and had not applied the name to bin Laden.

May 06, 2011
By:
Tina Marie Osceola

Let’s make no mistake about it. May 1, 2011 was a proud day for America. It was a proud day for our Navy Seals, the men and women of our armed forces, and for the President of the United States and his cabinet.

May 05, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

I’m opposed to the death penalty, as most judges are in private. It’s not something we can say out loud when the most common reason is not trusting our own lives to the system that decides life or death for others. We can’t make a habit of admitting the system makes mistakes.

May 03, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

What the hell were they thinking? Why would the first African American President of the United States, as U.S. Commander in Chief, think nothing of U.S.

May 03, 2011
By:
Lise Balk King

The US government may have captured and killed Osama Bin Laden with a surgical strike, but it also dropped a bombshell on Native America in the process. “We’ve ID’d Geronimo,” said the voice of the Navy SEAL who reported the hunt for Osama bin Laden was over.

April 20, 2011
By:
Steven Newcomb

Some years ago, I came across the book Massacre: A Survey of Today’s American Indian published in 1931. Written by Robert Gessner, the book is an exposé.

April 20, 2011
By:
David E. Wilkins

Beginning in the 1950s Native peoples across the country, fed up with poverty, stereotypes, and racism, rose up and challenged an oppressive set of federal policies—termination, relocation, and state imposition of jurisdiction (

April 14, 2011
By:
Tex G. Hall

Recently on the Fox News Channel, contributor John Stossel offered up this gem of ignorance:
 

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