Opinions

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
BY:
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
BY:
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
BY:
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
BY:
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,...
8/3/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
Cecil the lion has me rethinking my style choices. I might opt for some hair teasing and furry suits. Maybe we’ve been going about ‘Native Lives Matter,’ all wrong. We’re silly to think the public would care about brown bodies—let’s be cats instead...
8/2/15
BY:
Steve Russell
I’ve been fortunate to get paid for writing my opinions for a good long time, but it's only since getting hired by ICTMN that I’ve not had editorial issues with my biases. We all have them, and in my first career as a trial court judge I took my...
8/1/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
Canadians are supposed to be cleaning up their act to help protect the environment. Taking a walk on a path all you have to do is look down and you will see a cigarette butt all dried-up sitting close to your feet.  Smoking cigarettes jeopardizes...
7/31/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical...

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