Land

May 19, 2015
By:
Bryan Newland

On May 14, the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs conducted a hearing entitled, “Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

May 10, 2015
By:
Roger Birdbear

This is the second section of an article discussing transportation deductions from mineral royalties earned on allotted lands.

May 09, 2015
By:
Roger Birdbear

This column, which has been split into two parts for publication, will cover issues surrounding transportation deductions and provide legal justification for the elimination of these deductions.

April 15, 2015
By:
Paul Moorehead

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

April 14, 2015
By:
Charles Kader

The recent communication from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne band council regarding American border security initiatives reveals a basic human understanding.

April 03, 2015
By:
Christine Dupres

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.

February 21, 2015
By:
Christine Dupres

In late December of last year, I braved slogging rain and dropping temperatures to join a sizable crowd of my fellow Cowlitz people and supporters as we gathered to celebrate a future reservation on beautiful, tree-graced acreage near La Center, Washington.

February 10, 2015
By:
Harlan McKosato

The smoke you see coming from tribal lands is no longer the stereotypical smoke signals. The smoke is coming from the mouths of Native people who are pro-legalization of marijuana, and from the ears of those who are against it.

December 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

A discerning eye is critically important when it comes to interpreting statements by the United States regarding our original nations, which are typically called “Indian tribes.” On September 13, 2007, the United States voted “no” on the UN Declaration on the Righ

November 24, 2014
By:
Joe Sexton

In his famous 19th century treatise, “Democracy in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville noted that whereas the Spaniards “pursued the Indians with bloodhounds” and “sacked” the continent “with no more temper or compassion than a city taken by storm . .

September 30, 2014
By:
Ray Powell

When we take care of our land, the land takes care of us!

September 03, 2014
By:
Paulette Steeves

Recently in social media circles and general literature writers have discussed the unsupported claims of the Clovis First hypothesis of initial human migrations to the Western Hemisphere.

August 13, 2014
By:
Jay Daniels

In an article entitled "Co-op members protest BIA proposal," (Rio Grande Sun, August 7, 2014), Jemez Mountain Electrical Cooperative officials and some of their custome

August 09, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry (Herald Press) offers an extraordinary challenge to the torturous history and continuing damage of Christian colonialism in North America.

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