December 10, 2013
Ryan Seelau

For most people, their sense of who they are—their identity—is at least partially defined from connection to others and to a community. When individuals are forced to sever those connections, the consequences can be devastating.

December 09, 2013
Shannon Speed & Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo

On October 31, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto utilized new presidential powers of pardon on the very day that they went into effect to free Mayan school teacher Alberto Patishtán Gómez. We hope that President Obama was paying attention.

December 08, 2013
Ruth Hopkins

Since the passing of fellow Indigenous tribesman Madiba Nelson Mandela, much of mainstream media has attempted to paint him in their own colonial image, once again revising history to make the Federal Government and it’s allies look good, and thereby use him to suit their own purposes.

December 03, 2013
Barry Brandon

When the course of human events mandates a new forming of political bands between one people and another, that challenge has often been met. This was the foundation of our more perfect union.

So it was when the United States saw its tumultuous start.

December 02, 2013
Steven Newcomb

During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is translated “to reduce.” Reduction is ano

November 27, 2013
Oliver Semans

Senator Claire McCaskill is attacking Indian country economies again and attempting to create even worse poverty than we already suffer.

November 23, 2013
Steve Russell

Because traditional Cherokee people taught me a profound insight that I’ve claimed for my own, “the spirit world takes care of its own business,” I understand arguments about religion to be for amusement only.

November 22, 2013
Chris Stearns

Today, as the rest of America looks back on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and his lasting contributions to human rights, we also have the opportunity to honor his lasting contributions to Indian country.

November 17, 2013
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards

We see evidence of sugar’s devastating health effects every day. Take a close look. Over there it’s rotting a child’s teeth, over there it’s taking a diabetic’s foot, and, hey, over there it’s costing the clinic thousands of dollars to treat preventable conditions. What can we do about it?

November 12, 2013
Cedric Sunray

Hundreds of articles have been published and thousands of comments have been shared online. Tribes around the country have galvanized their support.

November 09, 2013
Peter d'Errico

New York Magazine recently U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The discussion ranged across personal and professional issues.

November 08, 2013
Terry L. Cross

Thirty-five years ago today, Congress enacted groundbreaking legislation, the impact of which has been arguably more profound than any other piece of federal Indian law in the modern era. On November 8, 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act, otherwise known as ICWA, became law.

November 08, 2013
Ryan Seelau & Ian Record

In the first part of this two-part series, we provided a short history of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case State of Michigan v.

November 06, 2013
Gabriel Galanda & Ryan Dreveskracht

With a case of potentially catastrophic consequence for Indian country now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, all of the players who can possibly prevent the disaster are either sitting on their hands or pointing fingers.