Sovereignty

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.

December 02, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

On October 7, Native Hawaiians and their supporters successfully blocked a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a new telescope atop Mauna Kea.

November 26, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

“Kamau a Ea” in Hawaiian means “keeping the breath of life.” Ea is life but it can also mean sovereignty, rule, or independence. So the phrase has multiple meanings that in essence equates sovereignty with life.

November 01, 2014
By:
Mark C. Van Norman

The Constitution’s original intent treats Indian nations and tribes as prior sovereigns, with jurisdiction over our citizens and territory.

October 23, 2014
By:
Al Carroll

This is an excerpt from A Proposed New Constitution, a call for 15 articles to be adopted in a new constitutional convention.

September 13, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

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.

September 12, 2014
By:
Kenneth Deer

This column was first seen in Cultural Survival Quarterly Issue: 38-3

July 14, 2014
By:
Rick Cuevas

In a recent piece for Indian Country Today Media Network, titled "The Debate Over Disenrollment" by UCLA Indian Studies professor Duane Champagne, we who have been disenrolled from P

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