Opinions

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
8/7/15
BY:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann
It is said that everything in creation has a purpose. The honeybee collects nectar from flowers and assists with the plants propagation while providing us with a healthy snack. An ant helps turn up soil and aids in the important work of...
8/6/15
BY:
Mike Myers
As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it. Both settler regimes decided to abolish and overthrow...
8/5/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1901, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case Barker v. Harvey 181 U.S. 481. The case involved a tract of land known as Warner Ranch, in Southern California. The Court was called upon to decide whether the Native people, the...
8/4/15
BY:
Vincent Schilling
As a Native American man, and as a man who tries to live my life as a warrior, I would be nothing without the loving guidance of Native women that I know and care about. Every step I have taken to try and succeed or blaze a trail for Native people,...

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