Opinions

10/30/13
BY:
Walter Lamar
College education can be the difference between meandering into the world of work or roaring into a career to make a difference for family and the Native community. Both the little one who dreams of healing and the idealistic youth seeking justice...
10/29/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Moraviantown, Ontario. October 5, 2013 marked two centuries (twenty decades) since Tecumseh (my Shawnee Grandma Bessie’s pronunciation was Tecumthé) fell in battle near the Thames River, and passed to the spirit world. His remarkable life began...
10/28/13
BY:
Sandy White Hawk
It is October 10, 2013. I just listened to Dusten Brown’s press conference. Listening to his voice reminded me of the accounts I heard from elders in tribal communities I have traveled to. Dusten with his grief stricken heart has let his baby go for...
10/28/13
BY:
Oliver J. Semans
On October 10, my wife Barb and I were able to attend the oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Mark Wandering Medicine versus Custer. Mr. Wandering Medicine was able to appear also with his wife to hear our Attorneys and the...
10/27/13
BY:
Ray Cook, Opinions Editor
For quite some time, the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians mascots' images never bothered me. Then something happened and I began viewing the images as stupid Americans doing what stupid Americans have always done: ignorantly going about the...
10/26/13
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Ahh, yes. Halloween is just around the corner. Time for pumpkin carving, Trick-Or-Treating, and women dressed like two-dollar hookers wearing headdresses. What better way to celebrate the ancient pagan feast of Samhain, where the spirits of the dead...
10/25/13
BY:
Crystal Willcuts Cole
If you spread it thin enough, a 40-ounce jar of peanut butter can last a long time. Ramen noodles can feed a whole nation for the cost of a box of Sailor Boy crackers. This is the state of my family’s culinary affairs as, you guessed it, we were...
10/25/13
BY:
Paul Moorehead
In 1987, the Supreme Court decided California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, holding that a state could not prohibit gaming conducted on Indian lands if it allowed similar games by other persons in the state. Alarmed at the prospect of gaming...
10/24/13
BY:
Steve Russell
Indians might hope for a different outcome from the craziness that recently seized Washington, a little something for us, some residue in the can that got kicked down the road past the first of the year. We might hope for fewer condescending...
10/23/13
BY:
Claudian Kauffman
While watching Monday Night Football recently, one couldn’t help but notice the bright-pink shoes, gloves, towels and ribbons being sported by the players, officials and coaches. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all across the...
10/22/13
BY:
Talisa Reeve
To Whom it may concern, I hope this letter finds you well, and you may do with it as you please. There has been a lot of press in various news outlets about the term “Redskins” and many debates about whether the name should still be used because of...
10/21/13
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Duane Champagne’s recent article on violence and poverty in Indian country is, sadly, a stark reminder that in the big picture not much has really changed for America’s first peoples. These are indicators of suffering; to be born Indian is to be...
10/20/13
BY:
Crystal Willcuts Cole
Perhaps all of the recent anger and unrest in the world means humanity is moving towards something better. Perhaps these are birth pains pushing us towards light. The abolition of slavery, the defeat of Hitler, the Civil Rights Movement, while...
10/19/13
BY:
Jane Daugherty
A harshly worded letter criticizing a federal crackdown on online lenders who serve “tens of millions of low-income Americans” likely will land on the desks of Attorney General Eric Holder and Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit...

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