Opinions

12/6/13
BY:
Alexander Ewen
In our time of utter moral decadence, he was the only statesman to stand for a higher level of human relationship in the political sphere. - Albert Einstein, on the death of Mahatma Gandhi. Sadly, today there does not exist anyone of the moral...
12/6/13
BY:
Walter Lamar
Among other things, Miley Cyrus has become the poster girl for the club drug MDMA, which is gaining popularity in a powdered or crystal form called "Molly." Television about methamphetamine crimes rivet the nation, while the same citizens are blind...
12/5/13
BY:
Mike Williams
Two weeks ago at the 2013 White House Tribal Leaders Conference, tribal leaders stood side-by-side with President Obama and 13 of his cabinet leaders, and raised climate change as a top priority of Native Nations. Tribes are on the front lines of...
12/4/13
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Native Nations are asserting land and resource rights in an increasingly vigorous and unambiguous way. Just this week, 19 November 2013, Lake Huron Regional Chief Isadore Day, Windawtegowinini, announced, "We have determined that 60 per cent of...
12/3/13
BY:
Barry Brandon
When the course of human events mandates a new forming of political bands between one people and another, that challenge has often been met. This was the foundation of our more perfect union. So it was when the United States saw its tumultuous start...
12/2/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is...
12/1/13
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Pirates are a fascinating topic, and pirate stories have long been part of popular culture. Their daring exploits, coupled with their anarchic—and democratic—organization, provide fodder for books, movies, poems, and paintings. Their history of...
11/29/13
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
Okay, this is it. I’ve had it, this is the last straw! Yet again, People magazine snubbed me as its Sexiest Man Alive. I just don’t know what’s wrong with People. Do they really think the average woman would rather play kissy-face with George...
11/29/13
BY:
Chili Yazzie
The bottom line is survival: Survival of our Diné people, mankind and our planet. The equilibrium of the Earth is precariously out of balance. The increasing incidence of natural catastrophe and the effects of climate change are no accident; they...
11/28/13
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
As a researcher, I talk to other Native people about shared social issues. Sometimes we discuss the history and impact of federal Indian law, tribal politics, or the “real Indian” meme. We almost always talk about dealing with racism—about how...
11/27/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1947, former U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier published his book Indians of the Americas, in which he spoke of American Indians having “what the world has lost.” He was referring to “this power to live,” “the ancient, lost...
11/27/13
BY:
Oliver Semans
Senator Claire McCaskill is attacking Indian country economies again and attempting to create even worse poverty than we already suffer. If she succeeds, she will ensure that children aren’t fed and clothed, homes aren’t heated, social issues...
11/26/13
BY:
Suzan Shown Harjo
The Washington NFL team “honored” Navajo codetalkers during halftime of the San Francisco-Washington game (Washington lost, again, 27-6). The “honoring” is part of the franchise owner’s, Daniel Snyder’s, charm offensive that began when he hired...
11/26/13
BY:
Cedric Dukes
You have 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds in a day—what do you do with your time? Do you find yourself spending it on the wrong priorities and activities? Time is precious. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. We can never get it back, but we can...

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