In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.
A great thing happened recently for Indian country. President Obama signed into law on September 26 the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. This law will amend the U.S.
Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.” (WCIP) But let’s be clear.
The following first was printed in The Daily Yonder and passed on to us by the author and the DY editor.
Chief Sitting Bull said, “Let us put our minds together and see what lives we can make for our children.” And, today, as we struggle to provide an education for our children, extend health care to our youth, families, and elders, and provide tribal government services to our Native people, we rel
This week, Congress passed legislation to permanently increase tribal authority to provide governmental services to their citizens without creating a taxable event.
With the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) looming on the horizon when representatives of UN Member states meet at the United Nations on 22 September it is worth considering next steps.
Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago.
As ICTMN reported recently, indigenous peoples will be at the forefront of upcoming United Nations and civil society events in New Yo
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is composed of the 16 elected Chairs and Presidents of the sovereign Indian Tribes and Nations in the Great Plains Region: the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux, the Cheyenne River Sioux, The Yankton Sioux, the Lower Brule Sioux, the Sisseton
In 1996, while attending the Intersessional Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, I posed a question to the United States delegates.
This column was first seen in Cultural Survival Quarterly Issue: 38-3
Let us stipulate from the very outset that international states own, control and regulate an institution called the United Nations. It is their organization and they can do with it what ever they chose. Fourth World nations are not members of the UN. They sit outside that body.
This op-ed was first published on August 15. It has been rewritten to account for subsequent events, including a link to a report from the helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, the Kurdish PKK (considered a terrorist organization by Turkey) throwing in with the Peshmerga, Al Qaeda in the Arabia