Sovereignty

January 15, 2014
By:
Sherry Treppa

All Native Americans should be deeply concerned about a recent federal court decision ordering the BIA to decide who can be a member of one California tribe and how the tribal government should be organized – all for the sake of protecting “potential” tribal members instead of the will of the tri

December 17, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

This column is about oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court that took place on December 2, 2013 in the case Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, Et Al. By way of introduction, a description of what brought the parties to the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 23, 2013
By:
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 20, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

In 1971, Alvin Josephy published his classic Red Power: The American Indians’ Fight for Freedom, which is a compilation of different articles and talks by various Indian and non-Indian personalities.

October 29, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

Moraviantown, Ontario. October 5, 2013 marked two centuries (twenty decades) since Tecumseh (my Shawnee Grandma Bessie’s pronunciation was Tecumthé) fell in battle near the Thames River, and passed to the spirit world.

October 14, 2013
By:
Julianne Jennings

As dawn broke over the Atlantic on October 12, 1492, a perilous ten-week journey across a timeless ocean gave way to encounters and events that would dramatically shape the course of history, and be forever regarded by Europeans as the “discovery” of America.

September 24, 2013
By:
Mike Taylor

Dear President Stephen D. Nadauld, Dixie State University:

September 23, 2013
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Beware of the federal task force. While a combined law enforcement entity might make sense in combatting crime in non-tribal communities, the federal task force is a Trojan Horse when it enters Indian country.

September 22, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

C. A. Bowers was one of my brilliant professors when I attended the University of Oregon. A prolific author, Bowers has made an excellent point.

September 19, 2013
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a severe below to Indian sovereignty when it decided Nevada v.

September 10, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

These past few weeks have created quite a stir within Indian country. The two most significant issues are the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court remanding Baby v.

August 27, 2013
By:
Steven Newcomb

A number of fundamental assumptions inform my writing.

August 19, 2013
By:
Kevin K. Washburn

Late last year, the Department of the Interior was given the green light to work with Indian country to purchase fractionated trust lands or restricted interests from willing sellers at fair market value.

July 29, 2013
By:
Cedric Sunray

A month or so ago my inbox was flooded with emails letting me know that the federal recognition process was getting a giant overhaul. Accompanying the e-mails were attachments of letters, revised drafts, etc. Most seemed optimistic. My response was simple.

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