My colleague Steve Newcomb accuses the first great Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall, of telling stories. Just so, and let me be clear that by “great” I mean a public figur
Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:
Right now the police and politicians can openly admit there’s a problem in this country over policing and race. And of all cities for this happen to, Dallas was actually doing something about it.
After lawyering up and making sure that nothing in his narrative would conflict with video evidence—and don't take this to be a criticism, just a complaint that it's not two-way—the officer who shot Philando Castile has spoken through his attorney.
Anyone watching the American Supreme Court knew something was up because it was taking them so long to render a decision in the Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw case.
The spoof used to justify taking native Hawaiian land using local law, according to the Inouye conjecture, is no inherent federal protection exists “yet." The legal action substantiates this is a cleverly disguised political lie.
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night. I had a kid in the car, my niece. The usual crew attending to her couldn't handle the gymnasium stairs so I was drafted to watch over her.
To the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada
As I look into the waters,
I wait slowly as time goes by.
I have to say that I never believed
I would be here, watching my son from the sky...
Earlier this month, I wrote a commentary on whether or not the 2014 “Unity Team” would keep its promise to steer away from litigation against Alaska tribes and instead work towards improving tribal relations.
Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters:
Part 1 and Part 2 regarding a phenomenon described by Professor David Wilkins: how a “determined and diverse chorus of individuals, organizations, and even a few Na
Once again, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has authored a compelling critique of fundamental doctrines in federal Indian law.