Sovereignty

July 29, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Five years ago, in June 2011, a Native Leadership Forum was held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. A Forum manual for the event opens with the following quote from Felix S. Cohen, dated 1942:

July 20, 2016
By:
Steven Newcomb

Let us acknowledge that our nations were living entirely free and independent of Western Christendom prior to Columbus’s first invasive arrival to our part of Mother Earth.

June 11, 2016
By:
Ben Nighthorse Campbell

On signing the NLRA into law, FDR said:

“This Act defines, as a part of our substantive law, the right of self-organization

of employees in industry for the purpose of collective bargaining, and

January 17, 2016
By:
Cari M. Carpenter

Sarah Winnemucca isn’t a name known by many—her surname is more likely identified as a town in Nevada than the last name of one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent American Indian writers and activists.

November 23, 2015
By:
John Yellow Bird Steele

To the Editor of Indian Country Today Media Network:

August 28, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Over the years I’ve encountered an interesting question usually posed by Canadian or American functionaries and sometimes one of their citizens that goes like this: “Do you really think that a little community of [whatever number] deserves the same rights as a country like Canada or the U.S.?” Ou

August 25, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

I want to thank Russell Diabo for his most recent edition of the “First Nations Strategic Bulletin" and the raising of the critical issue contained in the phrase "Choosing A Path: Self Determination or Re-Colonization".

July 31, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical flags, but those f

July 22, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

David Wilkins, Lumbee Nation, has said that Tribal Sovereignty is arguably the most important, unifying concept across Indian Country.

May 12, 2015
By:
David Wilkins

“Every time we carry an eagle feather, that’s sovereignty. Every time we pick berries, that’s sovereignty. Every time we dig roots, that’s sovereignty.” — Billy Frank, Jr., Nisqually

April 20, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his book Captives of Sovereignty (2010), Jonathon Havercroft points out that a number of contemporary political philosophers (Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Michae

February 26, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

A historic event happened in Indian Country this month.

January 06, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Damian Webster and Emmy Scott ask important questions in their recent article

December 22, 2014
By:
Jose Barreiro

Cuban sovereignty was the big winner—reaffirmed and finally respected—as Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama simultaneously announced historic new agreements that reestablish nation-to-nation relations between the two countries.

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