Politics

January 15, 2012
By:
Mark Trahant

This election ought to be about one issue, a referendum on health care reform.

January 13, 2012
By:
David Kimelberg

Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures.

January 09, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

On December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012.

January 07, 2012
By:
Ruth Hopkins

On New Years Eve, President Obama signed The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)  into law.

January 05, 2012
By:
Billy Frank Jr.

I’m starting to wonder if Washington state’s budget problems mean it will no longer be able to co-manage natural resources with the treaty tribes. Even President Obama has said recently that the state’s budget crisis is a “huge problem.”

January 04, 2012
By:
Madeline Roanhorse

Two weeks ago, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee) failed to meet its legislative mandate of cutting $1.2 trillion from federal spending over 10 years.

January 02, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

During my decades of research into the origins of federal Indian law and international law, I discovered that domination is the Latin language for "government." I keep returning to this connection between "government" and "domination" as I reflect upon the U.S.

January 01, 2012
By:
Tom Rodgers

“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.” Stephen Colbert December 8 was like any Thursday night.

December 31, 2011
By:
Oliver J. Semans

Native people have the highest percentage of service in the armed forces of any U.S. ethnic group.

December 29, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

Madeline Colliflower, known to her relatives as Si-Siya, walked on in her 81st year back in 2000, the cusp of the 21st century. She was one of a few surviving FBI (Full-Blooded Indian) citizens of the Gros Ventre.

December 24, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Era of Contraction—the shrinking of the federal government—and what that policy means to

December 22, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

The traditions of my people teach that acting unjustly toward others will cause blowback. This is famously illustrated in the story of how disease came to man in retaliation for what he had done to parts of creation he could dominate.

December 20, 2011
By:
DuWayne Smith

Indian Country Today Media Network staff recently posted

December 14, 2011
By:
Bill Lomax

In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head.

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