Politics

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

May 02, 2012
By:
Simon Moya-Smith

It was 1:30 p.m.

May 01, 2012
By:
Walter Lamar

The Director of the Indian Health Service, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, recently participated in the White House Forum on Bullying Prevention.

April 30, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

We have been told that a fight against “terrorism” is the reason why the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress, and signed by Preside

April 24, 2012
By:
Lise Balk King

An oft-heard criticism of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is that it’s an “aspirational” document, one with no teeth, enforceability

April 20, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

White privilege in America first stood for wealth advantage, the provenance of white men, no matter how amassed, deserved, shared or inbred. Among its prominent symbols are oil baron J.D.

April 19, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

To quote an Indianz.com headline: “Interior’s land consolidation plan is a disaster.” The Department of the Interior’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion in taxpayer dollars authorized by the Cobell settlement focuses myopically on effecting consolidation through tribal government land acqu

April 04, 2012
By:
Joseph Valandra

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.

April 02, 2012
By:
Steve Russell

When you are about one half of one percent of the population, how many people can you afford to leave behind by categorical self-definition?

April 01, 2012
By:
Andrea Lord Goldstein

One area of vital importance to many Indian tribes is the relationship of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) to the

March 30, 2012
By:
Don Young, Congressman

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, I oversee most issues concerning Native Americans.

March 28, 2012
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

This month the U.S.

March 23, 2012
By:
Walter Lamar

The budget battles of 2012 struck a blow to key provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act and although the proposed budget contains increases for some important programs, funding would still re

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