Politics

October 10, 2012
By:
Laura Waterman Wittstock

A ton of ink has been spilled on the subject of the Elizabeth Warren run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Most of the writing on the Indian side of opinion is whether or not Warren has a legitimate claim to her Delaware and Cherokee ancestry.

October 07, 2012
By:
Carter Meland

Reading the recent New York Times story,  “Looking, Very Closely, f

October 06, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Tribal governments that disdain being “domestic, dependent nations” should prepare two budgets, similar to the “shadow governments” that opposition parties compose in a parliamentary system.

October 04, 2012
By:
Fred Wszolek

In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time, it was not their lands that were being taken away—it was their sovereignty.

October 03, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

I come from a family of hunters. Autumn was always a big deal, because that’s when hunting season began. The day hunting licenses became available was treated like a special occasion.

October 01, 2012
By:
Gov. Jerry Brown

California has been home to human beings for at least 12,000 years, with the period of European-American settlement representing only a tiny fraction of this time.

October 01, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consu

September 30, 2012
By:
Cole R. DeLaune

The squall of outrage that has erupted in the 72 hours since footage of Massachusetts GOP Senate campaign staffers pantomiming the "tomahawk chop" and issuing war whoops initially emerged confounds logic and strains credulity.

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 28, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

Let me be crystal clear: The anti-Indian, federal Indian law idea-system has no legitimacy when viewed from the perspective of our original existence as the free and independent nations and peoples of this part of the world.

September 27, 2012
By:
Jack Duran

Recently, the California Governor, Jerry Brown, authorized the Class III gaming compacts of two landless tribes, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Estom Yumeka Maidu (Enterprise Rancheria), who had petitioned the state to operate tribal gaming facilities outside of their traditional re

September 26, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

The senatorial race in Massachusetts is too close to call—between incumbent Senator Scott Brown, Republican, and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, Democrat—and could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

September 26, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

Michael Kinsley, writing in The New York Times, famously defined a gaffe as “when a politician tells the truth—some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” I leave it to others whether Kinsley nailed it, but I’m here to suggest that all gaffes are not equal, or even equally interesting

September 23, 2012
By:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann

For a man who prides himself on being a great businessman, Mitt Romney now carries the ignoble distinction of CEO of the most disastrous, chaotic and self-imploding campaign in modern history.

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