Opinions

3/18/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Some people may consider my many columns about domination to be an exercise in hyperbole. However, my views on the subject are a direct consequence of having long ago noticed an underlying pattern of domination in the Latin and English language...
3/17/15
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Native Nations predate the existence of the United States of America by thousands of years. Colonists and foreign principalities alike acknowledged our sovereign status when they entered into treaties with tribes. The federal government alone signed...
3/16/15
BY:
Steve Russell
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the federal court appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to cancel the trademark protection of Dan Snyder’s Redskins team name for...
3/16/15
BY:
Andre Cramblit
Let me start by saving I am not a physician. Anything I’ve written in this or my previous column about my bariatric weight loss surgery (WLS) is purely from my personal experience and/or research. I am not giving any professional or medical advice...
3/15/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1974, Ralph A. Barney, Chief of the Indian Claims Section, Lands Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice, explained the concept of title that the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) had used in its work from 1946-1978. He began by mentioning “...
3/14/15
BY:
Harlan McKosato
Some of my fondest memories attending the University of Oklahoma were whipping up on frat boys on the intramural football fields and basketball courts in the mid-to-late 1980s. They couldn’t stand me. I was their antithesis. I was a brash and...
3/13/15
BY:
Charles Kader
The sports-related biography, “Warrior in the Ring: The Life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer,” authored by Brian D’Ambrosio, has now been released by Riverbend Publishing of Montana. Marvin Camel, champion boxer, is a member of...
3/12/15
BY:
JoDe L. Goudy
The Yakama Nation takes the welfare of our children seriously and we are committed to making decisions in the best interests of our members. A number of issues have been reported regarding the care of Desi Elwell, a minor tribal member currently...
3/12/15
BY:
Jacqueline Keeler
In 1968, Vine Deloria, Jr. opened his famous American Indian manifesto, “Custer Died for Your Sins” with a chapter titled, “Indians Today, the Real and the Unreal.” In it he said, “People can tell just by looking at us what we want, what should be...
3/11/15
BY:
Simon Moya-Smith
The rich age much differently than you and I.
 By the time the inordinately opulent oligarch reaches 70, he's spent a lifetime excessively indulging in anything money or muscle can buy. That's a lot of whores and hubris, caviar and orgies in the...
3/10/15
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
As the tribal disenrollment epidemic only worsens, our trustee—the United States and its Department of Interior—continue to turn a deaf ear to desperate pleas for help from Indians who are facing disenrollment or have already been terminated....
3/9/15
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Professor Colin Calloway's new book, The Victory With No Name, chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S. Army when it invaded Indian lands across the Ohio River in 1791. Calloway, as usual, tells the story well, with lucid...
3/8/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In the 1901 U.S. Supreme Court case Barker v. Harvey, Alejandro Barker and other family members claimed a title to lands in California. The case describes the lands as being “within the limits of the territory ceded to the United States by the...
3/7/15
BY:
André Cramblit
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section. When I was 13 in 7th grade, I weighed 225 pounds. My football coaches loved it, but it was not easy being the brownest and roundest kid in school. I was an...

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