August 08, 2016
Elicia Goodsoldier


August 06, 2016
Steve Russell

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

July 29, 2016
Steven Newcomb

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:

July 24, 2016
Alex Jacobs

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.

July 18, 2016
Steve Russell

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.

July 18, 2016
Mike Myers

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.

July 16, 2016
Frederich Trenchard

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.

July 15, 2016
Hanna Velazquez

This blog was originally posted as "Words From a Woman With Tears On a Badge" on Hanna Velazquez's blog NotYett.

July 13, 2016
Terri Miles

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.

July 09, 2016
Carly McIntosh

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...


July 01, 2016
Richard Peterson

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.

June 30, 2016
Leonard Peltier

NOTE: This letter was originally published on

Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters:

June 29, 2016
Gabriel S. Galanda

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

June 22, 2016
Peter d'Errico

Once again, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has authored a compelling critique of fundamental doctrines in federal Indian law.