Military

November 11, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Armies are instruments acting out the will of politicians. So I have always understood, but Plains Indians back in the day had a different understanding. You could tell a leader not by his regalia, but by whether anybody was following.

August 07, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

The phrase "dirty war" came into use during the 1970s and 1980s to describe the campaign of state terrorism in Argentina after a dictatorship overthrew the elected government of Juan Peron. Anyone associated with socialism or Peronism was a target for kidnapping, torture, and "disappearance."

May 27, 2013
By:
Ray Cook, ICTMN Opinion Editor

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is meant as a day to remember all those who have died while in military service. This Memorial Day I think it important that you remember the day from a military mind. It is not about you or your vacation.

March 06, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

I have recently become aware that a book entitled The Militarization of Indian Country (MSU Press – Makwa Enewed series) by ICTMN contributor Winona LaDuke will be published in 20

November 11, 2012
By:
Darren Bonaparte

Amid the hoopla of the War of 1812 bicentennial, a notable anniversary came and went unobserved recently.

November 10, 2012
By:
Valarie Tom

Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.

September 29, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

In another column, I was mean to Willard Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Utah, and California.

September 25, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Thirty-nine year old David Constantin (French) and one of the organizers of the recent three-day event, Standing Buffalo Commemorative Days (August 30-September 1, 2012), honoring Native peoples who fought in the liberation of France during the First and Second World War, attracted more than 2,00

September 13, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In English grammar we find pronouns for the first person plural, “we,” and the possessive adjective, “our.” In this column, I’d like to discuss the possessive adjective “our,” and the negative effect of Indian people using “we” or “our,” when talking about the United States.

September 11, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

"What's wrong with this picture?" I asked: A pow wow grand entry, the Eagle Staff closely followed by the U.S. stars and stripes and the POW/MIA flag.

August 30, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

It dawned on me recently that the title of Lewis Hanke’s classic book, The Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest o

July 11, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Given that a capitol dome is part of what constitutes domination of and by “the State,” it makes sense to talk in terms of ‘The Domeland," rather than ‘The Homeland." If we were living a science fiction story—and often these days it feels as if we are—the narrative could easily include "the Depar

May 28, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

I wish you a good Memorial Day, with plenty of hot dogs on the grill and beer in the cooler.

May 28, 2012
By:
Robert Warrior

Memorial Day in the Osage is a big deal, and deservedly so.

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