Opinions

10/2/12
BY:
Karenne Wood
Most of us began to learn what we know about the past in grade school, not through history courses, but through a hybrid discipline called social studies. Social studies are defined as the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to...
10/1/12
BY:
Gov. Jerry Brown
California has been home to human beings for at least 12,000 years, with the period of European-American settlement representing only a tiny fraction of this time. The first Europeans to arrive in California encountered hundreds of thousands of...
10/1/12
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consultation rights. During my first visit to the U.N. Palais des Nations, I was affected most by...
9/30/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
The squall of outrage that has erupted in the 72 hours since footage of Massachusetts GOP Senate campaign staffers pantomiming the "tomahawk chop" and issuing war whoops initially emerged confounds logic and strains credulity. In the stampede to...
9/29/12
BY:
Steve Russell
In another column, I was mean to Willard Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Utah, and California. My subject was a surreptitious video of Gov. Romney’s remarks at a $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Boca Raton mansion of Marc...
9/28/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Let me be crystal clear: The anti-Indian, federal Indian law idea-system has no legitimacy when viewed from the perspective of our original existence as the free and independent nations and peoples of this part of the world. Our peoples long predate...
9/27/12
BY:
Jack Duran
Recently, the California Governor, Jerry Brown, authorized the Class III gaming compacts of two landless tribes, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and Estom Yumeka Maidu (Enterprise Rancheria), who had petitioned the state to operate tribal...
9/26/12
BY:
Suzan Shown Harjo
The senatorial race in Massachusetts is too close to call—between incumbent Senator Scott Brown, Republican, and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, Democrat—and could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. But you can set your watch by...
9/26/12
BY:
Steve Russell
Michael Kinsley, writing in The New York Times, famously defined a gaffe as “when a politician tells the truth—some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” I leave it to others whether Kinsley nailed it, but I’m here to suggest that all gaffes are...
9/25/12
BY:
Julianne Jennings
Thirty-nine year old David Constantin (French) and one of the organizers of the recent three-day event, Standing Buffalo Commemorative Days (August 30-September 1, 2012), honoring Native peoples who fought in the liberation of France during the...
9/24/12
BY:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor
I remember looking through a book on Massena (Akwesasne Mohawk Territory) history, studying the pictures and seeing my uncle, Noah Cook. It was 1922. Uncle Noah had to have been 18 or so years old at the time. He was pictured in a blacksmith shop...
9/23/12
BY:
Larry Spotted Crow Mann
For a man who prides himself on being a great businessman, Mitt Romney now carries the ignoble distinction of CEO of the most disastrous, chaotic and self-imploding campaign in modern history. In a perpetual drunken kabuki dance, Mitt has...
9/22/12
BY:
Cedric Cromwell
It was with great interest that I read Harold Monteau’s editorial, “Regarding Gaming Compacts and Their ‘Illusory Exclusivity,’” in which he criticized the tribal-state compact reached between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of...
9/22/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
Digesting the broadcast of this month's Democratic National Convention, one was reminded of an expertly polished minstrel show. With all of that medium's absurdity, an endlessly hyped rising star of the party ranks took to the dais in Charlotte...

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