Opinions

11/10/12
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DuWayne Smith
ICTMN columnist, Peter d'Errico, addressed the issues of American flags at pow wows, and the meaning of “warrior” as opposed to “soldier” in his column, "U.S. Military History, Pow Wow Flags, Freedom and Fears." He asks, “What does the U.S. flag...
11/9/12
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11/9/12
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Ruth Hopkins
Not again! In September, the Native community sprang into action voicing our collective outrage after we were assailed by Paul Frank’s "neon pow-wow" fashion night, complete with war-painted employees and C-list celebrities donning feather headbands...
11/9/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 a.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world. He did so at his ranch in the town of Porcupine, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in the Lakota Territory, or as he had declared it, “...
11/9/12
BY:
Tim Outman
My Fellow Americans, It is with sadness that I concede the election to President Obama. He fought a good campaign and, while I thought I had a chance, the people of this country have spoken. Unfortunately, it was those 47 percent who I told you...
11/8/12
BY:
Vonnie Lone Chief
Despite the required recount, North Dakota tribes and Indian country were already celebrating the efforts put forth for Indian champion Heidi Heitkamp’s improbable victory in her bid to hold Democrat Kent Conrad’s United States Senate seat. After...
11/8/12
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Ungelbah Davila
Did you get a chance to see No Doubt’s new music video for their song “Lookin’ Hot”? It was only out for a couple of days before they took it down and issued an apology to the American Indian community. I finally got a chance to hunt it down myself...
11/7/12
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She the Bear (Britt Reed)
My perspective on cultural appropriation will always be different than most of the outspoken folks in Indian country. I did not grow up on a reservation, nor experience the “classic” urban native experience. I am a Native woman who was adopted out...
11/7/12
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Charles Kader
The ballot box has been emptied for the 2012 election in the United States. I have followed the presidential candidates and issues raised along this year’s campaign trail. The question of who shall lead and why, was at hand. Major party candidates...
11/6/12
BY:
Mark Charles
My early voting ballot is almost complete. I have done my reading, finished my research, and ignored a sufficient amount of robo-calls and attack ads. I have made my choices for county school superintendent, state representatives, and even U.S....
11/6/12
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Renée Roman Nose
To all our non-Native friends, this November is Native American Heritage Month and the month when we as a nation celebrate Thanksgiving. It is also the anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre and the month in which we elect a President. I would ask...
11/5/12
BY:
Delvin Cree
Several Indian tribes in North Dakota will soon pay more attention to the many energy resources we have in this state and on tribal lands. So far the non-Indian population has benefited from a number of the state's energy opportunities by tapping...
11/5/12
BY:
Rep. Tom Cole
In their recent letter to Indian Country Today Media Network, Congressmen Ed Markey and Ben Ray Lujan expressed concern that chronically underfunded tribal programs are in jeopardy of damaging further spending reductions. I share these concerns and...
11/5/12
BY:
Vincent Schilling
On Saturday November 3, Indian country celebrated a bit of a victory and was paid a not a small amount of respect from Gwen Stefani of the group No Doubt. Within a few hours of posting their latest video “Lookin Hot”—in which Stefani was dancing...

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