Legal

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.

November 29, 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 department will impleme

November 11, 2012
By:
Dr. Leo Killsback

The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet.

October 26, 2012
By:
Donna Ennis

I recently became aware of a group that is called Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children and Families.

October 21, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

I recently read an article concerning the murder of a highly articulate, cultural young Indian woman who w

October 17, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

This summer, in the face of an impending private land sale of Pe’Sla, a Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Indian sacred site in the Black Hills, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, S.

October 06, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Tribal governments that disdain being “domestic, dependent nations” should prepare two budgets, similar to the “shadow governments” that opposition parties compose in a parliamentary system.

October 05, 2012
By:
Jonathan Larrabee

This is to correct a century-plus-long legal error that has been and continues to be perpetuated upon the Great Sioux Nation and all Indians alike. The lesson is that all treaties are specific unto themselves.

October 03, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

I come from a family of hunters. Autumn was always a big deal, because that’s when hunting season began. The day hunting licenses became available was treated like a special occasion.

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