Opinions

11/29/15
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Bobbi Rose Nez
November is Native American Heritage Month and is a welcomed opportunity for me to share about a program I believe is strengthening our Native American communities one youth at a time. Mentoring has been a long tradition in Native American cultures...
11/28/15
BY:
Terry Brunner
  During the last seven years, we’ve heard from a veritable plethora of experts as to how best help New Mexico recover from the recession. Economic experts and economic development professionals have their place but don’t necessarily have a monopoly...
11/27/15
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Steven Newcomb
I recently purchased a Time magazine special edition, “The Supreme Court: Decisions that Changed America.” Such topics as Privacy, Free Speech, Civil Rights, Abortion, Guns, Same-Sex Marriage, and Obamacare appear on the magazine cover. After...
11/26/15
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Terese Marie Mailhot
We’ve heard your rhetoric, white person, and we’re still not buying the idiots who prevail in popular culture today. Look at Donald Trump and Anne Coulter, and on the left, people like Bill Maher, who are lauded for being honest and telling it like...
11/26/15
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Ray Cook
Thanksgiving is one of those American holidays that seem to fly in the face of today’s original Americans. I get tired of the sales that celebrate the holiday. What balls it must have taken for the first store owner in America to think that this is...
11/25/15
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Martie Simmons
It is that time of the year again, one every Native parent dreads. It is the season of fables, of rewritten history, of colored feathers bought in bulk from a craft store, of paper bag clothing, of teepees, and your versions of pow wows. You call...
11/25/15
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Steve Russell
If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Nicholas Kristof published an op-ed in The New York Times on October 29 about Ali al-Nimr, who has been sentenced to have his head whacked off in public and his headless torso crucified. He was 17 at the...
11/24/15
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Peter d'Errico
Dollar General corporation (Dolgencorp) wants to escape the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, where the parents of a youth intern are suing Dolgen for sexual abuse of their child by the manager of a Dollar General store on...
11/23/15
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John Yellow Bird Steele
To the Editor of Indian Country Today Media Network: On April 22, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) declared at a hearing Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs of the House Natural Resources Committee that Congress was the only...
11/23/15
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Anne Keala Kelly
Note: This column fist appeared on the Honolulu Star Advertiser Site on Novemeber, 8, 2015. Na‘i Aupuni is happening because the US wants to extinguish Hawaiian rights to the Crown & Government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom, about 40 percent of...
11/22/15
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Donna Loring
I was surfing the net one day and came across a BBC Video on You Tube of a young man named David Hodges. The video showed how David went to various Cree villages around James Bay in Canada to teach the youth how to put their thoughts to words and...
11/21/15
BY:
Steve Russell
Once upon a time, in a far away desert hell-hole, there began Al Qaeda in Iraq, born in 2004 to oppose the U.S. invasion there. Its leaders came to doubt the worth of the Al Qaeda brand and so Al Qaeda in Iraq begat the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006...
11/21/15
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Adrianne Chalepah
Last Sunday, a group of indigenous women and children chalked statistics, quotes, and hashtags on the downtown sidewalks of Durango, Colorado. I was one of them. We wanted to start a dialogue about why indigenous women in the U.S. and Canada, the...
11/20/15
BY:
Noelani Arista & Randall Akee
As you read this, Naʻi Aupuni (Seizure of Government), the new non-profit agency created and funded by the State of Hawaiʻi, is launching a Native Hawaiian constitutional convention. In order to understand the process it has never been more timely...

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