Politics

March 11, 2013
By:
Joe Valandra

I have been thinking about the “Indian Land problems” that continue to swirl around DC.

March 10, 2013
By:
Winona LaDuke

“Yesterday, the devil came here,”. “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today…” Mr. Chavez said , in 2009 comments at the United Nations.

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

March 04, 2013
By:
Mark Trahant

Over the weekend the Republican line on the sequester was honed to a simple idea: It’s only a couple of pennies, two-and-one-half cents out of every dollar. No big deal, right?

March 02, 2013
By:
Elaine Fink

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California recently became only the sixth tribe in the past 25 years to successfully navigate the Secretarial “two-part” process for acquiring new land for tribal-government gaming.

March 01, 2013
By:
Renée Roman Nose

February 28 marks the first day in the history of the United States when Native women living on reservations will be offered equal protection from violent criminals as most non-reservation women had since the original passage of VAWA ten years ago.

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 25, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

The Department of Interior recently completed the final tribal consultations for the implementation of the Cobell Settlement's Land Buy Back Program for Tribal Nations.

February 23, 2013
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

There were several revelations from the Department of the Interior during its tribal consultation in Seattle last week.

February 22, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

On February 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C., Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivered his "State of the Indian Nations” address in his capacity as President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).

February 21, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

When President Jefferson Keel referred to the "trust relationship" in his State of Indian Nations address to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), he fell in

February 19, 2013
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

To be in a position of leadership—at least for NCAI’s president Jefferson Keel—is to be in the role of a politician, and that means taking predictably centrist positions (at least publically) to appease as wide an audience as possible.

February 17, 2013
By:
Ruth Hopkins

This past Thursday, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the 11th Annual State of the Indian Nations Address.

February 16, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

 

In reading over the 2013 State of Indian Nations address by outgoing President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a number of talking points of emphasis stood out as compelling subjects for further examination.

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