Opinions

6/16/13
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Isaac Curley Jr.
The visions of my father, Isaac Curley Sr., come and go with each passing month and season. My father was born on March 25, 1922 and raised on the Navajo reservation. His home was a hogan, the family subsisted upon livestock, no modern conveniences...
6/16/13
BY:
Cedric Sunray
Lindy Waters (Kiowa/Cherokee) was a former stand out collegiate basketball player, but you won’t hear him talk too much about that. Today his life is consumed as a father of four, administrator at the University of Oklahoma, and Indian community...
6/15/13
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Valarie Tom
One bright summer afternoon in 2001 my 7 year-old son and I were standing on an overlook taking in the awesome and powerful beauty of the Lower Yellowstone Falls located in the Yellowstone National Park. Prior to stopping we enjoyed the breathtaking...
6/14/13
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The U.S. acknowledgment of massive Internet and telephone spying operations is a surprise only to those who do not remember history. The Black Panthers and the New Left of the 1960s were spied on by "COINTELPRO," a secret program created by the...
6/14/13
BY:
Darwin Hill
Statement Of Umbrella Groups National Congress Of American Indians, United South And Eastern Tribes, And California Association Of Tribal Governments, 72 Indigenous Nations and Seven Indigenous Organizations Twelfth Session of the United Nations...
6/13/13
BY:
Heather Kendall-Miller
On May 31, 2013, the Ahtna elder, matriarch and icon, passed away at the age of 97. Katie John was a long-time client of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) who represented her in federal court litigation for nearly 30 years. The Katie John...
6/12/13
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Steve Russell
Meanings vary when people repeat that things can be done “the right way, the wrong way, or the Army way.” The Army way may represent teamwork so instinctive that orders are not necessary. For most GIs, the Army way is the elevation of form over...
6/11/13
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Johnny Rustywire
It was long ago at a place not too far from Winona Trading Post along the Turquoise Trail where you came across a muddy wash that each Spring roared to life with the rain and it washed over the land so fast it raced down to a place where it cut...
6/10/13
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Adrian Jawort
While the NRA side of the gun debate claims the recent deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six educators from Newton, Connecticut are being exploited to promote an anti-gun agenda, another anonymous gun rights promoter has exploited the historic plight...
6/9/13
BY:
Vincent Schilling
Starting the first Friday in June, my Native Trailblazers radio show will be highlighting for the third year in a row an impressive amount of Native American, First Nations and other indigenous groups and artists in music. Last year, it was amazing...
6/8/13
BY:
Peter d'Errico
"Appropriateness" was a theme at the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 20 to 31. Specifically: Is there an “appropriate” place for Indigenous Peoples in the context of the United Nations organization? Behind the shared...
6/7/13
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Cedric Sunray
Moore, Oklahoma is the community where my wife and her siblings would ride their dirt bikes for miles during their upbringing. It was the place her brother would play high school football and she would run track. A place their family has so many...
6/6/13
BY:
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and Jose Aguto
The vast majority of the scientific community hasn’t disagreed about climate change for decades. We know we’re pumping more carbon, methane and other dangerous gases into the atmosphere at record levels, and we know we’re trapping heat that will...
6/5/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
There was a deeply troubling development at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (the 12th Session) in New York. Before we get into that, though, let’s first build some historical context. In 1973, Russell Means and Dennis...

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