Opinions

8/19/15
BY:
Jon Magnuson
Twenty years ago, on a visit to Great Falls, Montana, I spent an afternoon casually wandering through the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, reputed, at that time, to be the most prestigious Western art show in North America. Periodically...
8/19/15
BY:
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
At the age of 12, it seemed that I had no choice in the decision of being the next bundle keeper. At that time I went through the coming of age ceremony. I was told that the spirit chose me. When I was taken through the ceremony, the many Elders...
8/18/15
BY:
Linda Amelia & Dennis G. Chappabitty
On August 6, an obviously senseless Bill was proposed by Senator Lankford (R-OK) that seeks to attack and destroy a tribe’s sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis plants in States where medicinal marijuana growing...
8/17/15
BY:
Debra White Plume
Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift, as much a relative and part of our Creation Story as any of the Star Nation, or two-legged, four-legged, winged creature or those of the standing...
8/17/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On the basis of Christian bigotry, racism, and dominium from earlier generations, the United States have given themselves permission and are still giving themselves permission to take for themselves, and for corporations, the lands, territories, and...
8/16/15
BY:
Scottie Addison
The July 14 column, "Protect He Sapa, Stop Cultural Exploitation," was harshly critical of the 2015 Rainbow Gathering in the Black Hills. By then the Gathering was nearly complete, with many good things done and in motion -- but this article was one...
8/14/15
BY:
Steve Russell
My culturally biased column about the thrill-killing of Cecil the Lion went up in the middle of the night. I woke up around five and linked my Facebook page to it, touching off an instant debate that included: I don't know that morality works there...
8/13/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
Just being taught of the Aboriginal Medicine Wheel, I can definitely say that my medicine wheel is not perfect. Being shown a circle cut into four equal elements standing for Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Mental. With the twists and turns I...
8/12/15
BY:
Richard Peterson
I recently published an op-ed decrying the uninformed fear-mongering being smeared around Alaska by opponents of tribal trust land. Then I saw the blog titled “Decision: Will Walker flinch or do the right thing?” posted by Suzanne Downing, the...
8/12/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M. (1964), provides information that helps us better understand the context of the Spanish Catholic Missions in California during the time of...
8/11/15
BY:
Micah Armstrong
For quite some time I have told people, “They’re called reservations for a reason. If the government had any intention of helping our people and lands, they’d be called preservations. But as we all know, the government makes no business of...
8/10/15
BY:
Donna Ennis
Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event. This structure is characterized by relationships of domination and subjugation that has become woven throughout the fabric of society, and even...
8/9/15
BY:
Lynn Gehl
An Economic Model that Lacks a Moral Core is a False Economy In the work I do I find myself situated within very interesting contexts and conversations. Situated as I am within an Indigenous worldview and within Indigenous knowledge and philosophy...
8/8/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
In the spring in Canada, people line up to buy herbicides. Canadians hate weeds like they love hockey and politeness. But herbicides are dangerous. For 23 years it has been a war with every Canadian who uses herbicides. I was born with Epilepsy and...

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