Opinions

10/6/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One backlash aims at the group EONM—Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry. EONM describes itself as "a grassroots...
10/5/14
BY:
DaShanne Stokes
The season premiere of South Park, which aired September 24, struck a chord familiar to many viewers and is sure to set the Washington football team scrambling to recover lost yardage. In the 18th season opener, the cartoon show’s entrepreneurial...
10/4/14
BY:
Dante Desiderio
Last month, Congress passed legislation to permanently increase tribal authority to provide governmental services to their citizens without creating a taxable event. This action is the culmination of a multi-year engagement between Indian country,...
10/3/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On August 27, 2014, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a split (2-1) decision in the case White v. University of California. The case involves a dispute regarding two 9,000 + year old ancestral remains which the...
10/2/14
BY:
Jon Whirlwind Horse
For two decades, the Dakota Consortium of Treaty Schools (DACTS), has worked with our friends in Congress to address the sad state of school facilities in Indian country. There are 15 tribes from Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota represented...
10/1/14
BY:
Crystal Willcuts
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this was written to honor my mother and every life touched by this devastating disease. Who would have thought a short walk on the beach on an ordinary day could symbolize so many things. For me, it stood...
9/30/14
BY:
Jack Duran
In a historical live streamed court hearing concerning the Big Lagoon Tribe’s gaming project, the 9th circuit court slammed the State of California over many points of law and procedure concerning their challenge to the federal governments...
9/30/14
BY:
Ray Powell
When we take care of our land, the land takes care of us! Promoting open, honest, and direct lines of communication between the New Mexico State Land Office and our Tribal Nations creates significant opportunities to create economic prosperity,...
9/29/14
BY:
André Cramblit
Yav Pa Irihiv-Happy New Year in the Karuk language. Our new year is at the dark of the moon in September to coincide with our Pikyavish or World Renewal ceremonies. Our Tribe, like many, has a lunar calendar with 13 months. Jewish people have a 13-...
9/29/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Magicians are well aware of a key fact: What members of an audience focus upon determines what they miss. Misdirection is critical to the craft of magic. Magicians get the audience to focus on one thing while something entirely unnoticed is...
9/28/14
BY:
Kyle T. Mays
The rescinded appointment of Professor Steven Salaita to the level of Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is easily one of the most controversial events in recent years....
9/27/14
BY:
Michael Hunter
President Obama, with all respect, I write to you on behalf of our Native Nations in the Spirit of Tecumseh, 200 years after his journey to the Milky Way— Brother, we recall the Crow Nation, you said, “You will be on my mind every day I’m in the...
9/27/14
BY:
Donna Ennis
I have returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. According to the syllabus for one of my courses I will be provided with a general background of the history,...
9/26/14
BY:
Bryan Brewer
Chief Sitting Bull said, “Let us put our minds together and see what lives we can make for our children.” And, today, as we struggle to provide an education for our children, extend health care to our youth, families, and elders, and provide tribal...

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