Opinions

8/19/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
I started to read S.C. Gwynne's book, Empire of the Summer Moon, about Quanah Parker and the U.S. war against the Comanche, but I don't know if I'll finish it. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times bestseller. The cover...
8/18/14
BY:
Michael A. Baines
We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal decision rejecting their claim to 160 acres by Redoubt Falls and surrounding areas near Sitka. The...
8/18/14
BY:
Julianne Jennings
There is a surging demand for learning the English language in China. English is the language of global business; and it has turned the export-intensive country into an importer of American teachers, creating thousands of potential jobs for native...
8/17/14
BY:
Charles Hobbs and Tim Seward
Late last year the Indian Law and Order Commission (“Commission”) released “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer” (“Report”), with over 40 unanimous recommendations to make Indian country safer and more just for all U.S. citizens, and to reduce...
8/16/14
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
No wonder so many famous authors become alcoholics; it can be a lonely, depressing life. I never chose a writing career, it chose me. I still recall how excited I was to discover my first new word. It was bat. My mother was teaching me letters and...
8/15/14
BY:
Steve Russell
This op-ed was first published on August 15.  It has been rewritten  to account for subsequent events, including a link to a report from the helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, the Kurdish PKK (considered a terrorist organization by Turkey) throwing...
8/15/14
BY:
Mark Rogers
I love music to the point that I taught myself to play some guitar so I could understand how it's created. I guess being the child of a former singer and a former musician has created this hunger for music of any form. My two favorite genres are hip...
8/14/14
BY:
Faustino Trejo
Election season is again upon us, my fellow Navajo citizens and relatives, and the attention of a young nation is focused on the rhetoric and qualms of various leaders who upon election will seek to lead us in whatever fashion they deem as...
8/13/14
BY:
Jay Daniels
In an article entitled "Co-op members protest BIA proposal," (Rio Grande Sun, August 7, 2014), Jemez Mountain Electrical Cooperative officials and some of their customers ("Jemez") are speaking out against proposed federal rule changes they believe...
8/13/14
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts. As a Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians leader explains, per capita monies...
8/12/14
BY:
Julianne Jennings
“Black” is the most multi-cultured of all Earth’s peoples. It all began with exchanges between Native folks and African sailors/explorers long before European contact; and later, when female slaves were raped by their white slave masters and had...
8/12/14
BY:
Brandon Ecoffey
As someone who has had the unique experience of witnessing America’s drug war from both the front lines and the prison camps, and as someone who is an Ivy League graduate who has spent the last decade advocating for the legalization of marijuana, I...
8/11/14
BY:
Jim Enote
This past November I had a surprising opportunity to speak face-to-face for about 20 minutes with Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Snyder unexpectedly arrived with an entourage at the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage...
8/11/14
BY:
David Wilkins
In 1977 preeminent Native theorist Vine Deloria, Jr., was asked to write a paper about the current state of Indian affairs in the U.S. Deloria, already famous for his ground-breaking Custer Died for Your Sins, commenced to craft an essay which...

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