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3/6/15
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Michael Paul Hill
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers. The chemical herbicide was used to remove salt cedars along the rivers so that water runoff from the rain would...
3/5/15
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Karlene Hunter
There has been a lot of media lately regarding cultural insensitivity and/or ignorance at the Oscars and New York City’s Fashion Week. There's always media attention when celebrities are involved. But this is nothing new to the Native community...
3/4/15
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Steven Newcomb
In a February 17, 2015 article titled “Lake was never given to the tribe” posted on DailyWorld.com, Guy Boudia builds his argument on a tacit and flimsy premise of Christian domination. He attempts to use this against the Quinault Nation, and by...
3/3/15
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Winona LaDuke
We must recognize that we have hit bottom and that war dehumanizes and dehumanizes us," — Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia This week marks the 15th anniversary of the kidnapping and assassination of Menominee leader Ingrid Washinawatok El...
3/3/15
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Stanley Heller
How can we help in an effort to change the mascot of a North Haven (Conn.) high school away from the “Indians”? An alumnus, Talia Gallagher, who is now a student at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. started a petition campaign to change the name...
3/2/15
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David E. Wilkins
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain When I recently came across these words attributed to Mark Twain more than a century ago, they provoked some thoughts about our nations as...
3/1/15
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Joseph H. Webster
When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 (IGRA), it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments that established a record of successful gaming regulation. Tribes that...
2/28/15
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Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Occasionally I receive messages from readers who take issue with some of the things I write about. Sometimes they are people with no indigenous ancestry who are offended by what they see as a divisive, race-based ideology. One particular reader...
2/27/15
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Steven Newcomb
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has developed an important and visually striking exhibit titled “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.” It opened on September 21, 2014 and will run until...
2/26/15
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Stanley Heller
At the start of December I came late to a Ferguson protest being held in New Haven and started video recording. Happily I got a good chunk of the remarks of an American Indian student at Yale, Sebastian Medina-Tayac. It’s here entitled “We Are Your...
2/26/15
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Donna Ennis
A historic event happened in Indian Country this month. As part of President Obama’s budget request to Congress, federal funding for tribal contract support costs (CSC) for three years beginning in 2017 will be moved from the "discretionary" to "...
2/25/15
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Steve Russell
The Oscars seem to produce a Sacheen Littlefeather moment every year, and this year Patricia Arquette, accepting the little gold guy for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, departed from the script of thanking the academy, family, colleagues, and...
2/25/15
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Julianne Jennings
There is Women's History Month, Native American History Month, Latino History Month, Jewish American History Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and so on. With all of these months and days celebrating various...
2/24/15
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Dean B. Suagee
RELATED: Reasons Why President Obama Must Reject Keyston XL, Part 1 Now that Congress has passed a bill approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and President Obama has said he will veto the bill, what’s next? When he does veto it, will the...

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