Opinions

11/7/14
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
I never cease to be amazed at the intellectual brilliance that comes out of Indian country. Much of it graces the pages of this site; some of these people can be thought of Indian country’s top pundits. And just as you see in the mainstream media,...
11/6/14
BY:
Sami Jo Difuntorum
The cornerstone of healthy communities throughout the world is access to safe, culturally relevant and quality affordable housing. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Indian Country, where Indian housing has had a long history of challenges, from...
11/5/14
BY:
Mark Rogers
When people mention Long Island in New York, the image that most people get is what pop culture has had to offer. To most people, it is an island and serves as the retreat of the famous and wealthy who want to stay close to New York City. Many...
11/5/14
BY:
Andre Cramblit
It is the season of the Native. We have just completed our World Renewal ceremonies, Columbus Day, Halloween (please don’t dress as a “brave” or Pocahottie), November is Native American Heritage month. Oh boy this is our time of the year. In the...
11/4/14
BY:
Glenn Morris
The fiasco that was falsely proclaimed to be the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), continues to endanger the international movement for Indigenous peoples’ self-determination. In the most recent betrayal of Indigenous peoples’ rights...
11/3/14
BY:
Will Micklin
On September 22, all 193 member countries of the United Nations came together in overwhelming support of a document to further the rights of indigenous peoples. Known widely as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples outcome document, the six...
11/3/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Glenn Morris’s recent column concluded that the United Nations high-level plenary meeting, which was called a “World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,” should be considered a failure from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. Morris asserted that...
11/2/14
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Chief Quiet Hawk
Will it ever end? I am talking about the State of Connecticut’s continued discrimination against state-recognized Indian Tribes when those Tribes continue to struggle to gain recognition by the U.S. Government. As some people are aware, the federal...
11/1/14
BY:
Mark C. Van Norman
The Constitution’s original intent treats Indian nations and tribes as prior sovereigns, with jurisdiction over our citizens and territory. The Treaty and Supremacy Clauses embody America’s recognition of the sovereign status of “Indian nations” by...
10/31/14
BY:
Kevin Leecy
In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid. These countries took such public steps because they...
10/31/14
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Kyle Dlaakaw.éesh Wark
I commonly work with racial equity issues in my role as Indigenous Researcher & Policy Analyst for First Alaskans Institute. With Halloween approaching, I’d like to share my perspective why wearing Native American “costumes” is a bad idea. It...
10/31/14
BY:
Renée Roman Nose
The facts are there. We know them. We live them, every day. We see them in our children’s lives, especially now. According to Aspen Institute, 75 percent of all Native youth deaths between 12 and 20 are directly attributable to violence. 23.6 ...
10/30/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School held its first ever Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner October 23, 2014. The recipient, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), class of 1993, is Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S....
10/29/14
BY:
Kevin Gover
Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited—and often mistaken—understanding of Native American history. Indeed, as people learn of the origins and...

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