Politics

May 03, 2013
By:
Donna Ennis

The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence presented its final report and recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder in December 2012.

April 22, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In Indian country it is commonplace to say that the United States Constitution was at least partly inspired by the Confederacy of the Haudenosaunee.

April 20, 2013
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

To paraphrase one of the trite banalities she compulsively invoked throughout 2012, the spiritual godmother of the Occupy movement has telegraphed a definitive message to indigenous men and women since she swore the oath of her new position in January: "you are on your own." Despite insisting tha

April 16, 2013
By:
John Echohawk, Jacqueline Pata, Terry Cross

On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

April 16, 2013
By:
Bill John Baker

Every Cherokee Nation citizen deserves a long and healthy life. I believe that means access to quality health care, and as Principal Chief, I made a commitment to our people to address this critical issue.

April 11, 2013
By:
Milford Wayne Donaldson

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has a good deal of recent news that is of particular importance to Indian country and that I would like to share with you.

April 09, 2013
By:
C. Timothy McKeown

On Friday, April 12, Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou in Paris is scheduled to auction 70 Native American masks dating between 1880 and 1940.

April 06, 2013
By:
Dustin Monroe

The Montana voter registration and mobilization program started by Western Native Voice in 2011 had a large impact on the 2012 election.

April 04, 2013
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

Less than a month after the dead-man-walking candidacies of Richard Mourdock and a now infamous Missourian culminated in predictable blowouts, a governor emeritus of South Dakota announced his own bid for the Senate in the forthcoming 2014 midterms.

April 02, 2013
By:
Oliver J. Semans

“Everyone talks about rights, but they have a cost,” said attorney Sara Frankenstein in a recent article on ICTMN.com (“With 2014 Elec

March 31, 2013
By:
Winter King & Sara Clark

President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a federal statute that addresses domestic violence and other crimes against women.

March 28, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

The interplay between law and language is fascinating. “Blood quantum” started without the modern racist connotations in early English cases involving inheritance from a particular person rather than from a racially defined category of persons.

March 26, 2013
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Bolivian government called for a high level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in 2014.

March 24, 2013
By:
Timothy Aqukkasuk Argetsinger

Many federally recognized tribes are celebrating the reauthorization of VAWA, which contains key provisions that authorize tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians in sexual assault and domestic violence cases on reservation.

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