Opinions

6/28/16
BY:
Alex Jacobs
This disturbed man killed 49 people with a Sig Sauer automatic pistol shooting 30 rounds a minute and so many people got everything so wrong about him and what happened. Toxic masculinity, shame, unworthiness, revenge, trained to kill and operate...
6/27/16
BY:
Anonymous
I was never raped. I allowed it to happen. This is the lie I told myself for the past decade. The recent events involving Brock Turner, the convicted rapist and former student of Stanford University, has unearthed memories long ago buried. I wear a...
6/25/16
BY:
André Cramblit
Last week “The Greatest” was laid to rest. Seems to be happening more and more as the oldest of the Baby Boomer generation begins to shuffle off this mortal coil.  Seeing Ali go down for the 10 count got me waxing nostalgic. The pugilist formerly...
6/24/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
After the shooting in Orlando, mainstream media outlets reported the shooting as “the worst in U.S. History.” Most Native people and activists knew this to be untrue and took to Twitter and Facebook to fix the headline and clarify. I reposted one of...
6/23/16
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Turtle Island and the Indigenous groups who have continuously occupied these lands are older than the United States of America. Our spiritual beliefs are tied to Ina Maka (Mother Earth). As such, Indian Country holds sacred sites of reverence that...
6/22/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Once again, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has authored a compelling critique of fundamental doctrines in federal Indian law. Thomas' concurring opinion in United States v. Bryant, 13 June 2016, attacks the contradictions inherent in...
6/21/16
BY:
Harold Monteau
(In researching for this Article I realized that I will have to write a Part 4 just to accommodate the “Policy Swings” that took place after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act up to the present with regard to the U.S. recognizing its Trust...
6/20/16
BY:
Harlan McKosato
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque is the stuff of legend. It is a destination point for many Native Americans across the nation. People look forward to it all year. It is a place where you can run into old snags or find a new one. It’s...
6/19/16
BY:
Steve Russell
I have never been able to find that place to stand to cleanse myself of all bias. If that place exists, getting there involves abstaining from much that is important to me. When I became a judge, I willingly took on the task of trying to avoid the...
6/18/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
I don’t know what "Native" is. It’s become something so obscure that the more I talk about it the more abstract it becomes. I can’t say it’s about blood, or skin, or pain, or papers. But I know when it’s absent. The Kenyon Review published the work...
6/17/16
BY:
Rachael Lorenzo
I am doing the best I can as an urban indigenous woman. I do not always remember to put my cornmeal down at sunrise, the Pueblo way. I keep forgetting to ask my tribal home visitor to bring us some pollen so I can teach my daughter how to pray the...
6/16/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Two comments about legal tools before we get to hardware. First, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not apply to tribal governments on tribal land and those governments are free to enact any limitations on guns or none. I was born...
6/15/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
While listening to National Public Radio the other day, I heard a story about a strange proposal being made in Pakistan. It would legally allow husbands to chastise disobedient wives. Understandably a great deal of outrage was registered in response...
6/14/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
These days, the word “reconciliation” has taken deep root in the contemporary discourse between the government of Canada and many of the First Nations of that part of Great Turtle Island. At the same time, in an apparent contradiction, the...

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