Opinions

11/1/16
BY:
Ray Cook
This election cycle has been a shameful joke that has exposed how America has slid backwards to the "goot ole daze." San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem when others stand; I don’t find that...
10/31/16
BY:
Ed Rice
Not meant to be anywhere near as darkly humorous as Boston’s celebrated “Curse of the Bambino” or the Chicago Cubs’ concerns about curses related to a billy goat or a reviled fan named Bartman, a curse from the late Native American political...
10/31/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Ammon and Ryan Bundy, sons of the man who set up the Second Amendment right to go armed as a defense to failure to pay 20 years of grazing fees, have walked away from conspiracy and weapons charges after a very public armed takeover of a bird...
10/30/16
BY:
Society of Indian Psychologists
As clinicians, educators and scholars, we find the treatment of the Standing Rock protesters in North Dakota to be reprehensible, and the continuing construction of a pipeline without their consent, under, near, around their waterways, a...
10/30/16
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
October 27, 2016 will go down as one of the saddest days in a very long time for Indian country, and for the United States more broadly. The events of this day—the violent police crackdown on the Standing Rock water protectors and the acquittal of...
10/30/16
BY:
Tiffany Midge
Have you been thinking about dressing up as Pocahontas, your favorite Disney princess, but feel like it wouldn’t be socially acceptable? Boy howdy, do I feel you, that’s rough. You could wear a sexy Sacajawea costume and go as a racist like your RA...
10/29/16
BY:
Greg Harman
TERLINGUA, Texas—“Did you not see that stop sign back there?” The sheriff's deputy is at my window, waiting for my license and registration. Who doesn't stop at a stop sign with a rack of police lights creeping along in the rearview? Of course I had...
10/29/16
BY:
Donna Ennis
The fast-tracking of the Dakota Access Pipeline is another example of the federal government granting the construction of potentially hazardous projects near or through tribal lands, waters and cultural places without including the tribe in the...
10/28/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
In New Hampshire Elizabeth Warren recently rallied support for Hillary Clinton. Her speech was empowering, delivering the no nonsense, truth-telling she’s known for. “Nasty women have really had it with guys like you,” Warren said. “Get this Donald...
10/28/16
BY:
Anne Keala Kelly
It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, Indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while...
10/27/16
BY:
Toni L. Tsatoke
If Native Americans are the “invisible” race, subject to systematic marginalization and institutional racism, then the women that belong to this population are on the fringe of the margins, in terms of social rights and politic power. Time and time...
10/27/16
BY:
Jyl M. Wheaton-Abraham
On August 15 I received the following email, “ATTENTION!!! We need your help! A corporation is trying to build a oil pipeline in North Dakota. We need more people to be here!” The message stated the US Army Corps of Engineers was violating the...
10/27/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
There are different shades of truth in the English language. For example, there are “half-truths,” “partial truths” and “hidden truths.” Whenever I see the phrase “Truth and Reconciliation” being used in Canada, I think of a hidden truth that is...
10/26/16
BY:
Dave Archambault Sr.
On October 10, the day the United States officially celebrated the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, Shailene Woodley was arrested for riotous trespassing behavior near St. Anthony, North Dakota. Shailene and a few hundred demonstrators...

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