Opinions

8/25/15
BY:
Mike Myers
I want to thank Russell Diabo for his most recent edition of the “First Nations Strategic Bulletin" and the raising of the critical issue contained in the phrase "Choosing A Path: Self Determination or Re-Colonization". Ever since the first UN/NGO...
8/25/15
BY:
Charles Kader
Hayley Cook was decorating the Michigan State University (MSU) campus landmark Rock on Farm Lane when the taunts picked up. “They said I looked like a boy, due to my short hairstyle,” Cook told her campus newspaper, The State News. The young...
8/24/15
BY:
Harlan McKosato
In the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century, it’s not easy to drop everything and tend to your tribal traditions. Sometimes, if you respect your ancestors, you have no choice. Especially when it comes to a traditional burial, and especially when it...
8/23/15
BY:
Steve Russell
The death of civil rights icon Julian Bond last week gets me off the dime on commentary I resolved to make on my series of articles about the disappearance of thousands of Indians at the hands of other Indians in the disenrollment epidemic. Bond,...
8/22/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather. At the very start all I had known about him was that he came from Oak Lake, Manitoba, and when he grew up to be a young man he had owned his own...
8/21/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
This September, Pope Francis is coming to Great Turtle Island (“North America”). Francis is the successor of Pope Alexander VI, who issued a number of papal edicts in 1493, documents that provide a historical context for Pope Francis’ visit to the...
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...

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