Opinions

3/23/13
BY:
Mike Wenstrup
Today, voting rights are under assault by political partisans whose agenda is threatened by a healthy democracy. Thirty-eight years after passage of the Voting Rights Act and 143 years after passage of the 15th Amendment, Mead Treadwell and Bob Lynn...
3/22/13
BY:
Charles Kader
“Our unborn grandchildren will look back at our era and be either thankful for our efforts or they will never speak our names as their ancestors, because of when we failed to live up to our responsibility. The choice is up to us today. What legacy...
3/21/13
BY:
Steve Russell
Elders suffered terribly during the Great Depression. I did not live then, but I am among the last generation schooled by the people who lived it. I know my family’s stories and the statistics, but the rest is speculation. If you know an elder who...
3/20/13
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
Last week, the Internet news cycle erupted in a predictable maelstrom of gasps and pearl-clutching over the spring/summer issue of AnOther Magazine, an esoteric style rag based in London that caters to a relatively rarefied demographic of the...
3/19/13
BY:
Julianne Jennings
The boundaries of Great Turtle Island or what we now call the North American continent is now moving eastward across the Atlantic; a series of distinct seas separated by time and events transported by people; was not merely a land discovered and...
3/18/13
BY:
Twila Barnes
Did Markwayne Mullin forget who he is? He is supposed to be a Cherokee man, a warrior, one who protects the women of his nation. Instead, he betrayed American Indian women, including the women of the Cherokee Nation, when he voted against the...
3/17/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things. Many of my columns are an effort to name and think about “the usual” in an unusual...
3/16/13
BY:
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull
Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and...
3/15/13
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
I never planned to be a failed journalist or a hack writer. Seriously, in my youth, I had big plans that included wealth, women and worldwide fame. Now I’d settle for a Twinkie and a Diet Coke. I’m not one of those quacks that hope to better his or...
3/14/13
BY:
Charles Kader
As an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), I have been made aware of yet another dilution of scant tribal rights and the absolute failure of treaty parties to live up to the spirit of the agreements made as the absolute law of the...
3/14/13
BY:
Steve Russell
Why care about who heads a fantasy world of wealthy child molesters? We have to. From the time Constantine made Catholicism the state religion of the Roman Empire until the Treaty of Westphalia, the history of Western Europe and Church history were...
Senator Harry Reid
3/13/13
BY:
Senator Harry Reid
March 7 was a momentous day -- President Obama was finally able to sign the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In the two decades since VAWA passed both houses of Congress with strong, bipartisan votes, incidents of domestic violence...
3/13/13
BY:
Jim Enote
In the late 1800s and early 1900s ethnographers, anthropologists, and associates of museums and private collectors were dispatched to Zuni to collect items that represented the ceremonial and ritualistic aspects of our culture. This was no simple...
3/13/13
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
“There is no better place for a vibrant Indigenous and Cherokee Studies program than NSU, which serves as a monument to the intellectual history of the Cherokee Nation.” — Wilma P. Mankiller, “Memo to Dr. Don Betz,” January 19, 2010. During the...

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