The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.
By defining Iraqis as “savages,” the hit film American Sniper has drawn on a long tradition of American war fighting against tribal peoples.
From the media coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, one might get the impression that the only real issue is whether its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would substantially contribute to global warming.
Are you puzzled about the violence of the Islamic State, how killing and torture can be justified by religious doctrines? Have you thought that Muslim violence today echoes Christian violence in the Crusades and the Inquisition?
For most of the modern tribal self-determination era, American Indian nations have emphasized inclusion. Starting in the early 1970s, higher tribal membership numbers equated to higher federal self-determination dollars.
I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United (the organization that lends its name to the SCOTUS decision upholding the right of corporate people to spend unlimited political money) and funded by the Koch
Re: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Dear Supervisor Peter Adam,
As Chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), I applaud the words of National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby during the 2015 State of Indian Nations address.
As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No
In a previous column, I noted that U.S.
“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.
When I received word of my selection to deliver the inaugural address for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council inauguration, I felt honored, for I have always supported tribal nation building, especially in light of the
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct.
Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on the side of morality.