Land

July 04, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

As a kid, to me the Fourth of July was all about one thing: fireworks. I grew up in the country in the Dakotas, where lighting off fireworks was pretty much a rite of passage for reservation kids.

July 04, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Today, July 4, the United States of America celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.

June 19, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

Well, folks, Mitt the Mormon has locked the GOP presidential candidacy, and for the first time in 10 years I’m giving serious consideration to spending the morning of Nov. 6 at the beach or bar or breakfast table—anywhere but that vile voting booth.

June 12, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

The history of Oklahoma—a Choctaw word meaning “Red People”—has done everything it could to finish the job the U.S.

June 07, 2012
By:
Kitcki Carroll

Change is in the air in Indian country as we continue to evolve from the damage and consequences caused by years of failed federal Indian policies. As deplorable as U.S. history was during these years for Indian country, it remains a part of U.S.

June 06, 2012
By:
Lloyd Miller

Last month the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case testing whether federal contracts with Tribes are really contracts at all.

May 04, 2012
By:
Devon G. Peña

I have for some time been analyzing the “ecology of fear” and the climate of hatred it generates to feed the growing menace of presumably random acts of violence in Arizona such as last year’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

May 02, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was 1:30 p.m.

April 27, 2012
By:
Adella Begaye

Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service or running water, and still do.

April 19, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

To quote an Indianz.com headline: “Interior’s land consolidation plan is a disaster.” The Department of the Interior’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion in taxpayer dollars authorized by the Cobell settlement focuses myopically on effecting consolidation through tribal government land acqu

April 02, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

When you are about one half of one percent of the population, how many people can you afford to leave behind by categorical self-definition?

March 28, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

This month the U.S.

March 17, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

I moved away from home two months ago for work. For the past six years, I’d been living on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate where I am enrolled.

March 12, 2012
By:
Oliver J. Semans

Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R.

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