Opinions

4/11/16
BY:
Stephen Fox
Women have for centuries struggled to achieve resolutions in the electoral realm, even before Susan B. Anthony shaped the early days of the suffragette movement, like Native Americans and African Americans have struggled through endless years of Jim...
4/10/16
BY:
Randall Akee
Low-income individuals are less likely than their wealthier counterparts to invest in long-term assets and educational attainment. To some extent this might simply reflect the preferences of this population. On the other hand, it may be indicative...
4/8/16
BY:
Darren Bonaparte
One of the most intriguing wampum belts of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy is one known by many names: the Remembrance belt, the Defeat of the French Record belt, the Peacemaker belt, the Prophecy belt, and—to keep life simple—the Peacemaker Prophecy...
4/7/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On February 19, 2010, The Greanville Post republished “How Cruel Were the Spaniards?” by Iris Engstrand, an emeritus history professor at the University of San Diego. The title suggests a particular way of thinking about the subject matter: On a...
4/6/16
BY:
Adrian Jawort
Some 14 years ago I sat in the back of a van along with a group of Little Big Horn College students on their way to pick up Joe Medicine Crow before going across the border to Ucross, Wyoming, home of the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery and temporary...
4/6/16
BY:
Mike Myers
You just gotta love the so-called Chinese curse of, "May you live in interesting times. Because it seems that Indigenous nations and peoples have just entered into some “interesting times” in our relations with the U.S. Supreme Court. On March 22,...
4/5/16
BY:
Frederich Trenchard
The one thing the 50 states that make up the United States of America (not counting insular territories) have in abundance is their claim to land. That vast amount of land is in large part Indian and Indigenous peoples land. There are some who say...
4/4/16
BY:
Steve Russell
I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan. My family roots are in the Cherokee Nation, but I was raised just across the border in the Muscogee Creek Nation by grandparents who met on the Sac...
4/3/16
BY:
Charles Kader
Operation MYGALE was recently undertaken by regional law enforcement here in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Described as the largest such operation ever, the anti-border crime agenda was driven home by the execution of over 70 armed searches...
4/2/16
BY:
Julian Cola
Shock and disbelief! Outrage and cryptic denial! Expect a healthy dose of these reactions whenever secrets are revealed and the truth spills out. Reservation, even fear, is known to accompany the admission of truths that cut sharply against a façade...
4/1/16
BY:
Jay Daniels
The United States Federal bureaucracy is notorious for using acronyms for everything under the sun, which is fine when used internally among federal employees. Believe me, there are so many acronyms internally and externally in the federal...
3/31/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
There is a movement underway to erect a statue in honor of Vasco Nunez de Balboa in Balboa Park, in that part of the Kumeyaay Nation territory commonly called “San Diego.” San Diego Union Tribune columnist Logan Jenkins calls attention to the...
3/30/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat. Promoters of the proposed copper mine on Apache ancestral lands say more than 3,000 jobs would be created over the projected life of the mine. In 1802, President Jefferson mused about how to extinguish...
3/29/16
BY:
Mike Myers
The American presidential run is really heating up with clashes breaking out and road blocks at Trump events. Not surprising, given his propensity for making outrageous, inflammatory and racist remarks. At some point the “targets” of his foul mouth...

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