Legal

April 28, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Upon reading my first column on the Baby Veronica oral argument, a policy wonk friend of mine wrote, “This is not about race. It is about treachery.”

April 19, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

The Supreme Court of the United States allows no cameras to record oral arguments, but they have allowed audio recordings.

April 02, 2013
By:
Oliver J. Semans

“Everyone talks about rights, but they have a cost,” said attorney Sara Frankenstein in a recent article on ICTMN.com (“With 2014 Elec

March 17, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things.

Senator Harry Reid
March 13, 2013
By:
Senator Harry Reid

March 7 was a momentous day -- President Obama was finally able to sign the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

February 28, 2013
By:
Theodora Bird Bear

Right now, the feds are required to respond to any written comments submitted to them on the $1.9 billion Cobell settlement plan to buy your fractionated land and minerals. Tell the feds that you are keeping your land and minerals for your descendants.  You're not selling.

February 26, 2013
By:
Cedric Sunray

Senator Maria Cantwell, the chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, stated in regard to tribal provisions in VAWA, “If you think you are rooting out crime in America and you are letting a sieve happen in Indian country you are not rooting out crime.

February 08, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

The Sue & Chew is the new wave of courthouse snack bars. The food is bad enough to fend off the temptation to hang around longer than you must, but not so bad as to upset your stomach, because you can’t be interrupting trials for too many rest room runs.

January 04, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

As we approach the 200th year since the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh was killed in battle, by American forces on the River Thames in North America, on October 5, 1813, a tremendous wave of activism by the Original Nations and Peoples of Turtle Island has suddenly swept across the geog

December 27, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

She:kon. I am writing at this time to respond to published and broadcast media reports concerning law enforcement actions of December 18 resulting in the arrest of three Akwesasne residents.

December 22, 2012
By:
Donna Ennis

I have been thinking a lot lately about Baby Veronica and how it came to be that this Native child was placed with white adoptive parents.

December 21, 2012
By:
Adrian Jawort

To Leonard Peltier supporters, the fact that Barack Obama has taken such personal interest in the U.S. government’s relations with American Indians renews hope of a presidential pardon after he was denied parole in 2009 for his role in the murder of two FBI agents on June 26, 1975.

December 19, 2012
By:
Jay Daniels

On November 26, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior announced in a press release that the Cobell litigation is final and the Departm

December 10, 2012
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Now that we have the obstacles cleared for the federal government to start making payouts under the Cobell settlement, we can expect tribal governments to begin their land consolidation processes.

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