Politics

October 18, 2013
By:
John T. Plata

In 2012 Congress enacted the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act amendments to the Indian Long-Term Leasing Act. This Act provides authority for Indian tribes to lease tribal trust lands directly pursuant to tribal law, without further Secretarial approval.

October 14, 2013
By:
Ernest L. Stevens Jr. & Kevin Leecy

As the chairman and vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, we offer this Columbus Day message on behalf of the 184 tribes that form our organization.

October 14, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

On July 8, 1970, President Richard Nixon delivered a “Special Message on Indian Affairs,” in which he formally ended what he called “forced termination.” The Termination Era was the result of several pieces of legislation, including House Concurrent Resolution 108, passed by Congress in August, 1

October 12, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Ideas, like people, can bleed. Unlike people, ideas do not die easily, even the worst of ideas. If you have lost a loved one, you know that palpable sense of wishing them back, undoing their fate so as to undo your own.

October 11, 2013
By:
Ray Austin

Alaska Natives are in need of success stories and statistics that can show we can be more educated and can improve employment opportunities for all. Instead of being divided, we should be as one to improve education for all Alaska Natives, regardless of what corporation they belong.

October 05, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

Pondering the state of current affairs impacting Indian country, it amazes me there are so many issues being thrust out there which affect the entirety for most of the tribes. These are important and “key” issues which could have a long term effect on tribes and their tribal members.

October 03, 2013
By:
Walter Lamar

Imagine your income got cut by about 60 percent. Could you feed your family and pay your bills? What would you do?

October 01, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico
September 30, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

How does a government said to be premised on human rights produce a system of law for American Indians not premised on human rights?

September 28, 2013
By:
Jared Miller

If you are following efforts by the Nooksack tribal government to purge 306 members from its rolls, you probably hold one of two views on the matter.

September 17, 2013
By:
Rafael Gomez Jr. and Deborah Gangloff

On Sunday, September 21, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s designation of Chimney Rock National Monument, which gave this sacred place the national recognition it deserves.

September 12, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Texas senator Ted Cruz thinks he is one of the principal contenders for the Republican nomination to be the next President. He represents the Tea Party wing of the GOP, a source of much craziness and pretty much all of the current Washington gridlock.

September 11, 2013
By:
Margo Hill

Mel Tonasket served as the Colville Confederated Tribe’s Chairman, The President of National Congress of American Indians and Indian health Service Area Director.

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