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May 05, 2012
By:
Chelsea Vowel

If you've heard the term 60s scoop and thought it had something to do with ice-cream in ye olden days, I'm here to enlighten you.

May 04, 2012
By:
Devon G. Peña

I have for some time been analyzing the “ecology of fear” and the climate of hatred it generates to feed the growing menace of presumably random acts of violence in Arizona such as last year’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

May 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

All racial discourse has been nonsensical since we’ve understood H. sapiens as one species with common ancestors.

May 03, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

This term, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about affirmative action in university admissions, where my alma mater is on the side of diversity for a

May 02, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was 1:30 p.m.

April 19, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

To quote an Indianz.com headline: “Interior’s land consolidation plan is a disaster.” The Department of the Interior’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion in taxpayer dollars authorized by the Cobell settlement focuses myopically on effecting consolidation through tribal government land acqu

April 18, 2012
By:
Lisa R. Shellenberger and Jennifer S. Baker
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April 02, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

When you are about one half of one percent of the population, how many people can you afford to leave behind by categorical self-definition?

March 27, 2012
By:
Jake LaMere

It seems that we all can be lost on what a "call to action" really entails.

March 27, 2012
By:
Jack Duran

It was as if I was in a dream when I received the call from my mother, Yolanda, who had been researching our genealogy for years, informing me that she had traced my native heritage to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas.

March 22, 2012
By:
Steven T. Newcomb

After reading Steve Russell’s March 20 column “Citizenship and Nations,” I have to wonder why he would publicly challenge one of the strongest words we have in the

March 20, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it.

March 19, 2012
By:
David E. Wilkins

A strange thing is happening in and across Indian country: the number of federally recognized tribal nations continues to increase—the Tejon people of California were readmitted to the ranks in early January of this year, bringing the number of such groups to 566—while the population figures for

March 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the U

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