Legal

September 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

American Indians understand living in a web of relationships that carry privileges and impose duties. Therefore, I wonder, why is tort law virtually absent in the routine of tribal governance?

September 03, 2012
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

The Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was developed by Roman Catholic Popes beginning in 1452 to justify and provide a legal basis for European Christian nations to expand their empires, take the land and resources of non-white civilizations around the world, and destroy those who would not convert to

August 30, 2012
By:
Sarah Deer

In a prior column, I offered an opinion about providing support and advocacy for survivors of violent crime in Indian country.

August 13, 2012
By:
Dan Jones

To attempt to appeal the Cobell settlement decision as unfair was an honorable and brave thing for you to do as far as I am concerned. Not a very popular position in the face of the government announcing they intend to blast money across Indian country with cannons.

August 11, 2012
By:
Harold Monteau

We need to stop thinking about being "Indian" as being a matter of race or culture (both of which are just part of our reality) and think about being Indian in terms of citizenship in a "Native Nation." Race should not define us although it is part of our reality.

August 07, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining.

August 06, 2012
By:
John Steele

Our Indian nations and tribes are the first American sovereigns. Our people were always free.

August 05, 2012
By:
Lloyd Miller

On June 18 the Supreme Court issued a rare decision favoring Indian Tribes in a one billion dollar case pitting the Tribes against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Indian Health Service.

July 30, 2012
By:
Charles Kader

The desire to see a successful Native North America has long been espoused by federal governments on all sides of the North American border. By Mexico, Canada, and the United States alike.

Pride follows success, so the motivational lecture goes.

July 29, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In a column published in December 2011, I criticized Charles Trimble and “Sam” Deloria, Jr., for what I considered to be personalized remarks directed at a Mohawk law professor, Carrie E. Garrow.

July 18, 2012
By:
David Wilkins

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S.

July 17, 2012
By:
Chad Yazzie

The political power fronts between federal and state governments are complicated and sometimes volatile.

July 16, 2012
By:
Sarah Deer

While we wait for Congress to do the right thing and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, there are important things that tribal leaders can do right now to protect Nat

July 08, 2012
By:
Cedric Sunray

“…the guys on the real reservations have no concern about federal recognition. They already have it.”

As opposed to what, “fake” reservations?

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