Opinions

9/1/16
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Last month, in response to a request by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced legislation intended to facilitate a federal-state land exchange of around 2,000 acres of...
8/31/16
BY:
Dave Archambault Sr.
As we see the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) unfolding on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the question we hear Indians and Non-Indians asking themselves is, “Where do I fall as far as my belief system guides me in this...
8/31/16
BY:
Terri Miles
It all adds up and becomes more. At one point this past spring the Camp of the Sacred Stones consisted of approximately 100 people who wanted to protect the waters. The camp is named after the sacred stones that used to come from these waters, but...
8/30/16
BY:
Carly McIntosh
Imagine every morning having to set a full pot of tap water on your stove and continuing to wait for it to boil just to be able to drink it. As a parent it would be a set demand in your daily schedule. Having to live with this issue for over twenty...
8/30/16
BY:
Mike Myers
A few days ago I posted a short blurb on my Facebook page reminding Haudenosaunee people that our Confederacy has a long standing treaty relationship with the Sioux Nations. I was thoroughly surprised by the positive response I got from folks all...
8/29/16
BY:
Johnny Rustywire
I was up north of the rez in Denver taking care of some stuff I needed to get done when I ran into an acquaintance whose mother I knew from long ago. She had raised her son in the city. He had recently settled down with his own family off the rez....
8/28/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Approval of the colonizing Dakota Access Pipeline project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the resulting conflict with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation has a historical context. That context consists of the ideas and mental patterns of Western...
8/27/16
BY:
Jon Eagle Sr.
Long ago our ancestors knew the Cannon Ball River as Inyan Wakan Kagapi Wakpa, "River where the sacred stones are made," and they knew the Missouri River as Mni Sose, "Turbulant Water." At the confluence of where those two rivers met was a great...
8/26/16
BY:
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to unite the global community through a message...
8/26/16
BY:
Harold Monteau
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), in pursuing the Tribes and their lending entities, is ignoring the real culprits in setting up these Tribal Lending Entity(s) (TLE) business arrangements, the non-Indian companies who rake off as much...
8/25/16
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
I recently attended a play put on by a Native production company under the command of the acclaimed Lakota playwright, Larissa FastHorse. Titled “Urban Rez,” the players interacted with the audience as part of the play, to create an experiential...
8/24/16
BY:
Eddie Ladd, Sioned Haf, Robat Idris
Greetings to Chante tin’sa kinanzi Po in the spirit camp Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí. We write to you from Wales in support of your brave and principled stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We believe that people who wish to defend the Earth...
8/24/16
BY:
Kayla DeVault
Note: The following column first appeared in the Navajo Times. It’s time Navajo Nation uses its powerful voice for indigenous solidarity, not oil prosperity. In fact, it’s well past time. Although I hold tribal membership in a different community, I...
8/23/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
My Navajo friend Valerie Taliman has written an excellent article about the standoff regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the recent arrest of Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation at the pipeline protest. When I saw the...

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