Politics

July 06, 2013
By:
Tex Hall

Concerning the White House Council on Native American Affairs: On behalf of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association and the Council of Large Tribes, “Thank you President Obama.”

July 04, 2013
By:
Peter d’Errico

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reports this month that First Nations children are living in poverty at triple the national average.

June 29, 2013
By:
Johnny Rustywire

It used to be that when Indians left the reservation to head into town they always seemed to get the short end of the stick.

June 26, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In the foreword to Walter Echohawk’s book In the Light of Justice (Fulcrum 2013), S.

June 22, 2013
By:
Ryan Dreveskracht

Since the 19th Century, the plight of the North American bison has paralleled the way of the indigenous people of buffalo bountry and the land itself: decimation, almost to the point of extinction, by non-tribal peoples.

June 21, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

It’s election year again in the Cherokee Nation, but every year’s an election year somewhere and democracy is not a spectator sport. You either roll up your pants legs and wade in political waste products or you let others make critical decisions for your life.

June 18, 2013
By:
Armstrong Wiggins

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is due all people.

June 17, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

One of the television talking heads really hurt my feelings in a report the other night on Edward Snowden, the traitorous hero or heroic traitor who leaked the existence of PRISM, wholesale collection of data from the servers of various major players on the Internet.

June 14, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

The U.S. acknowledgment of massive Internet and telephone spying operations is a surprise only to those who do not remember history.

June 14, 2013
By:
Darwin Hill

Statement Of Umbrella Groups National Congress Of American Indians, United South And Eastern Tribes, And California Association Of Tribal Governments, 72 Indigenous Nations and Seven Indigenous Organizations

June 08, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico

"Appropriateness" was a theme at the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 20 to 31.

June 05, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

There was a deeply troubling development at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (the 12th Session) in New York. Before we get into that, though, let’s first build some historical context.

June 04, 2013
By:
David Wilkins

Disenrollment, a seemingly innocuous term when used outside Indian country, has become a loaded word that rivals, if it does not surpass, “termination” as a concept that invokes fear and trembling in those natives who suffer its consequences.

May 29, 2013
By:
Jamescita Peshlakai

I am writing as a traditional Navajo, mother, veteran, Chapter house voter for Cameron and as a newly elected Arizona State Representative of Legislative District 7 (includes the confluence sacred site).

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