Politics

May 14, 2012
By:
Mark Charles

During his official visit to the United States, I had the privilege of personally, and publicly, addressing James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Below is a summary of the five-minute presentation I gave.

May 14, 2012
By:
Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians

There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women—and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men.

May 11, 2012
By:
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

I listen to NPR nearly every morning just to have some background noise as I fry up an egg, toast a tortilla, and put an ice-cube in my tea so I can gulp it down before scrambling to find my keys and a clean pair of socks. Most days the most relevant news for my life is the weather report.

May 10, 2012
By:
Jefferson Keel, President?, National Congress of American Indians

Over the last week President Obama, in public events at high schools and speeches throughout the country, has led the charge to ensure that higher education for all students from all backgrounds is affordable.

May 09, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

One of the most significant declarations ever to emanate from the United Nations, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is belittled—mocked, almost—by the acronym so often used to refer to it. UNDRIP: it sounds like a health problem. Or something to fix a plumbing system.

May 08, 2012
By:
Robert Odawi Porter, Seneca Nation of Indians President

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) recently issued a statement on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sen.

May 08, 2012
By:
Ray Cook

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) recently issued a statement after the passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, in which he argued that trib

May 07, 2012
By:
William Norman, Charles Hobbs, Dan Lewerenz & John Tabinaca Plata

Last month, the United States Senate moved to close a jurisdictional loophole that for decades has allowed non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence in Indian country to evade prosecution.

May 07, 2012
By:
Karla E. General and Robert T. Coulter

On April 26, 2012, the Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, with broad bipartisan support.

May 07, 2012
By:
Philip S. "Sam" Deloria

Steven Newcomb wrote a column carried on IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com and on Indianz.com in which he criticized my remarks quoted in Chuck Trimble’s column.

May 04, 2012
By:
Devon G. Peña

I have for some time been analyzing the “ecology of fear” and the climate of hatred it generates to feed the growing menace of presumably random acts of violence in Arizona such as last year’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

May 04, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

All racial discourse has been nonsensical since we’ve understood H. sapiens as one species with common ancestors.

May 03, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

This term, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about affirmative action in university admissions, where my alma mater is on the side of diversity for a

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