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.

June 21, 2016
Harold Monteau

(In researching for this Article I realized that I will have to write a Part 4 just to accommodate the “Policy Swings” that took place after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act up to the pres

June 16, 2016
Steve Russell

Two comments about legal tools before we get to hardware.

First, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not apply to tribal governments on tribal land and those governments are free to enact any limitations on guns or none.

June 11, 2016
Ben Nighthorse Campbell

On signing the NLRA into law, FDR said:

“This Act defines, as a part of our substantive law, the right of self-organization

of employees in industry for the purpose of collective bargaining, and

May 26, 2016
Mike Myers

The election season in northern Minnesota Indigenous territories was especially contentious this year. Primary election results were contested in all six Minnesota Chippewa Tribe territories. Everyone who contested lost.

May 22, 2016
Harold Monteau

In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v.

May 16, 2016
Steven Newcomb

How are we to accurately interpret the word “reconciliation in the title of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada?