Opinions

9/16/12
BY:
Walter Lamar
This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more serious illnesses. The bad news is that these serious ailments can...
9/15/12
BY:
Steve Russell
An argument for train travel is the people you meet. Some might take that as an argument against, but I’m not sure why a practicing xenophobe would be traveling in the first place. To travel is to invite the unfamiliar into your life. It’s...
9/14/12
BY:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor
A while ago someone asked me if we should ask for an apology from Matt Lauer for his Indian-giver slight that occurred during one of his programs covering the Olympics. I don't think of it as a slight of racism. It's more complicated than that. What...
9/13/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In English grammar we find pronouns for the first person plural, “we,” and the possessive adjective, “our.” In this column, I’d like to discuss the possessive adjective “our,” and the negative effect of Indian people using “we” or “our,” when...
9/12/12
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
Recently, Dr. Dean Chavers wrote an article about how Native students aren’t applying for scholarships. This touched a nerve for me and a lot of others on the ICTMN Facebook page. With all due respect to Dr. Chavers, the scholarship process is more...
9/11/12
BY:
Peter d'Errico
"What's wrong with this picture?" I asked: A pow wow grand entry, the Eagle Staff closely followed by the U.S. stars and stripes and the POW/MIA flag. What does the U.S., flag mean at an Indian pow wow? How is it that warriors who defend Indian...
9/10/12
BY:
Edward Luttrell
There's a misguided cost-cutting plan being discussed on Capitol Hill that could severely jeopardize the health of millions of rural Americans. Community cancer clinics across the country could be forced to shut down, leaving many patients living...
9/9/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
It is a widely accepted prescript of conventional wisdom that the Democratic Party operates as the singularly reliable agent of contemporary American female interests. The alliteratively appealing ingenuity of the ubiquitous "War on Women" meme is...
9/7/12
BY:
George Thompson
My name is George Thompson; I have been the Oce Vpofa Mekko (Hickory Ground Chief) for 42 plus years. This is a lifetime position and it will be until the day I die. It is not our character as Muscogee (Creek) people to express our customs, rituals...
9/7/12
BY:
T. Lulani Arquette
Let me make it clear: I don’t write to denounce present-day Catholicism or the Christian faith. I write to denounce the men and the contradictory Christian philosophy they used to destroy thriving civilizations of Indigenous peoples, take their...
9/6/12
BY:
Suzan Shown Harjo
Native Nations’ IDs are both evidence and exercise of sovereignty, and they should stand on their own as validators of tribal citizens’ rights to vote in tribal, federal or state elections and to travel and return home unimpeded. This should be so...
9/5/12
BY:
Peter d'Errico
French officials recently inaugurated a commemoration of a dark part of their nation's history: the largest mass arrests of Jews in France, July, 1942. More than 13,000 people were deported to death camps in a matter of days. The New York Times...
9/4/12
BY:
Steve Russell
American Indians understand living in a web of relationships that carry privileges and impose duties. Therefore, I wonder, why is tort law virtually absent in the routine of tribal governance? Tort law in the dominant culture normally does not come...
9/3/12
BY:
T. Lulani Arquette
The Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was developed by Roman Catholic Popes beginning in 1452 to justify and provide a legal basis for European Christian nations to expand their empires, take the land and resources of non-white civilizations around the...

Pages