Opinions

10/4/15
BY:
Alex Jacobs
The Pope came to the New World but his spin doctors say he doesn’t have to rescind those outdated, lethal and racist Papal Bulls that led to the enslavement of New World inhabitants, since all subsequent Papal Bulls rescinded the previous ones. The...
10/3/15
BY:
Steve Russell
The world is afflicted by the Abrahamic faiths---monotheistic patriarchal desert cults. The big three are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but there are many offshoots involving subsequent “prophets” wired with the Almighty, including the Mormons,...
10/2/15
BY:
Ian Zabarte
I am the Principal Man for Foreign Affairs of the government of Newe Sogobia and have the legitimate authority to speak on all matters subject to tribal law and custom. The exterior boundaries of Newe Sogobia are defined by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby...
10/1/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 2004, the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma, in Anadarko, filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Delaware Nation based its lawsuit on “the doctrine of discovery,” and the royal charter that King Charles II of England issued to...
9/30/15
BY:
Steve Russell
NBC News reported not long ago, with video, from Rowan County, Kentucky, where the county clerk would not work. On her release from jail for contempt of court, a billboard met the clerk who won’t work: Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can't sell...
9/29/15
BY:
Dennis G. Chappabitty
Tribes are posed with a dilemma - whether the cannabis plant offers Tribes and their members a chance to enter into the Universe of Healing through the Great Spirit’s plants or whether we will keep our “mind set” closed to growing this medicine...
9/28/15
BY:
André Cramblit
Uh oh! Looks like Dartmouth stepped right in the middle of a steaming pile of controversy. In my own attempts at "transparency" I must start out by letting you, gentle readers, know that I am a Dartmouth alumni class of 1986 (OMG, has it been that...
9/27/15
BY:
USET
Sent on behalf of President Brian Patterson Greetings, Chairman Cromwell. On behalf of the entire United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) family, please accept our most heartfelt congratulations on securing initial reservation lands for the...
9/26/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
During his address to the U.S. Congress on September 24, Pope Francis alluded to the collision between the colonizing nations of Christendom and our original nations and peoples of this continent. In a classic example of a bureaucratic side-step,...
9/25/15
BY:
Steve Russell
Dartmouth College’s responses to criticism of Susan Taffe Reed’s appointment to direct Dartmouth’s Native American Program are deeply disturbing. The announcement on Dartmouth’s website describes Reed as “an ethnomusicologist and president of the...
9/24/15
BY:
Ray Cook
Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized 18th century Spanish friar and missionary Junipero Serra. I believe a more suitable title than Saint would be the Administrative Butcher of California. Sometimes he’s credited with authoring a “Bill of Rights” for...
9/24/15
BY:
Charles Kader
Recently, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, running for the Republican Party nomination for President in 2016, offered his thoughts on erecting a physical wall between the U.S. and Canada. Reportedly, Walker was prompted to this...
9/23/15
BY:
Christie Poitra
Funny story: I applied for the Director of the Native American Program at Dartmouth. I made it to the second round of interviews, but I didn't get it. However, I am very glad to see the position filled. Natives need support to navigate the higher...
9/22/15
BY:
Brandon Ecoffey
Last week when Dartmouth College announced it hired Susan Taffe Reed as the director of the college’s Native American Program, alumni and Native people from across Indian Country took their keyboards to express their dissatisfaction. Although many...

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