History

August 29, 2011
By:
Peter d'Errico

We've all heard references to the 'special rights' of American Indians. Sometimes, it's an affirmation of Indian nationhood; other times, it's an attack on Indian sovereignty.

August 26, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

English is a labyrinth language. It has buried within it many hidden or little noticed meanings that reveal deeper insights about all kinds of things that folks tend to take for granted.

July 19, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

For many thousands of years, our indigenous ancestors lived free and independent of Christian European domination.

July 19, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The debt ceiling negotiations are deep underground. While there’s plenty of action on the surface—posturing, mostly—there are also quiet talks about both temporary and real solutions.

July 12, 2011
By:
Warren Throckmorton

Of late, left leaning groups have raised concerns about a prayer meeting convened by Texas Governor Rick Perry and hosted by the American Family Association.

July 07, 2011
By:
Alison Owings

It seemed like a simple point to make, and the right time to make it.

July 03, 2011
By:
Marge Anderson

I often think about the big-picture ideas that would help tribal governments address the small-picture details more efficiently.

June 25, 2011
By:
J K?haulani Kauanui

This week, nearly 40 passengers (unarmed peace activists and media people) will board The Audacity of Hope, a U.S. flagged boat, which will set sail from Greece and join the international Freedom Flotilla II.

June 23, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

One seldom has an opportunity to converse with one of the brethren of the U.S. Supreme Court, as I did on August 31, 2006.

June 21, 2011
By:
ICTMN Staff

"What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for."

I read that quote on a beautiful card I bought in the gift shop of the Acoma Pueblo’s fine museum in New Mexico.

June 15, 2011
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

Words have a history. Words from the past have the ability to colonize the present. Words shape and create reality.

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.

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