Opinions

10/17/14
BY:
Jay Daniels
Perusing Facebook recently, I found a group of folks who are adamantly opposing the currently published "Proposed Rule Change for Rights-of-Way Across Indian Lands." Their rationale? They weren't the decision makers and the proposed rules are...
10/17/14
BY:
Crystal Willcuts
Sometimes bravery is the smallest of things, a grain of sand lying under a mountain of regret. This, I felt as I watched my mother die. Exactly two years before the moment she left this world, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started...
10/16/14
BY:
Glenn Morris
While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP--see end footnote 1, below) on UN WebTV on September 22-23, I was reminded of the famous quote from Thomas Pynchon: "If they get you asking the...
10/15/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Congratulations to Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie for hard work and persistence in achieving the historic settlement of a Navajo Nation claim against the United States for mismanagement of Navajo Nation resources. The resources are...
10/14/14
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Most Holy Father, Han (Hello). My name is Cankudutawin (Red Road Woman). I am Native American Indian, of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). We predate the United States. Our traditional homelands are in the Great Plains of North America. I was...
10/13/14
BY:
Matt Remle
On October 6, 2014, in a packed Seattle city hall council chambers room, the Seattle city council voted unanimously to rename the second Monday in October, the federal holiday Columbus Day, to Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the city of Seattle. The...
10/13/14
BY:
Brian Vallie
After a very long trip, we've finally made it to your shores, we bring with us greed, corruption and disease by the spores. We'll conceive Manifest Destiny for ourselves so strategically, it doesn't have a place for you though, and will end for you...
10/12/14
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
Well, at least the Boston Herald had the decency to apologize for a blatantly racist cartoon involving President Barack Obama.
The cartoon is supposed to be a comment on the recent White House intruder—but one key word changed everything.
 That word...
10/12/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on...
10/11/14
BY:
Richard Handler & Laura Goldblatt
Over the past two years, we have studied images of Native Americans as represented in a major form of American public art: stamps issued by the United States Post Office. Though the debate about the name of Washington’s NFL franchise has paid little...
10/10/14
BY:
Fred John Jr.
My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights. The state views her as a threat while her supporters view her as a hero. But to me, Katie John is simply...
10/9/14
BY:
Gary Davis
Over the week of October 6th, Native Americans from across the United States will be in Milwaukee for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Regional Reservation Economic Summit, or RES Wisconsin. Though our annual National...
10/9/14
BY:
Julianne Jennings
Editor’s Note: From time to time, our contributors find themselves in far flung places doing very interesting and world changing things. It appears that it is Jennings turn to turn on the world to indigenous thinking and world views. We wish her...
10/9/14
BY:
Darren Bonaparte
Whether it’s a pop star wearing a headdress in a music video or a sports team fighting to keep a racial slur for its name, cultural misappropriation seems to be a national past-time. The iconic Indian chief, warrior, and princess have been part of...

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