Opinions

11/3/12
BY:
Steve Russell
I’ve watched in amazement as the right wing alternative reality echo chamber ignores questions about the frequency of deadly weather and whether it’s the result of what Winona LaDuke calls “planet baking,” but finds time to eviscerate New Jersey Gov...
11/2/12
BY:
Nancy Pelosi
“If you knew the conditions and circumstances…you would do all you could to remedy them.” These were the words written by Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte—the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree—in 1907. Her letter appealed to the...
11/1/12
BY:
Edward J. Markey & Ben R. Lujan
As the Ranking Members of the Natural Resources Committee and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, which has primary jurisdiction over Indian issues in the House of Representatives, we feel compelled to respond to Representative Tom...
11/1/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
To a certain species of political observer, the popular impulse when confronted with ideological complexity is to see past any suggestion of nuance to a profitable corollary. To wit, two incumbent Representatives in South Dakota and California are...
10/31/12
BY:
Winona LaDuke
Let’s start big. It’s official. Climate change is no longer a topic of the presidential election banter. Since pretty much no one has mentioned climate change for the past three months, we must be free and clear. As I watch the east coast get...
10/31/12
BY:
Laura Waterman Wittstock
It would be a shame for Russell Means (1939-2012) to be remembered only as a maker of trouble, an unreasonable negotiator, and someone who pushed the limits of human behavior to the breaking point. I met him when I was an American Indian press...
10/29/12
BY:
Frederick Hoxie
History is often made by accident, so we should not read too much into the almost simultaneous deaths last week of South Dakotans Russell Means and George McGovern. Nevertheless, their common passing should remind us of the intersecting paths they...
10/29/12
BY:
Leonard Masten
Ten years ago thousands of adult salmon died in the Lower Klamath River in far Northern California when extremely low flows ordered by the Bush administration created lethal conditions for fish. This year, as we celebrate the first good run of...
10/28/12
BY:
Valarie Tom
I was a reporter with an NBC news station in New Mexico in the winter of 2003. The morning newspaper I was reading reported that Russell Means was going to speak to students at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado that afternoon in a presentation...
10/26/12
BY:
Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall
Like most Native Americans, I jumped at the chance to throw my support behind President Obama in his 2008 campaign. Four years later, although some of my friends complain that President Obama has been unable to lift the economy out from the crater...
10/26/12
BY:
Donna Ennis
I recently became aware of a group that is called Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children and Families. On the surface that sounds legitimate but upon further investigation it turns out to be another group attempting to diminish the...
10/26/12
BY:
Winona LaDuke
He was a hero. Make no mistake about it. And, his death in late October, is a great loss to America, not just American Indians, he challenged us a to be better people. In 1973, life was not good on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the...
10/25/12
BY:
Gyasi Ross
“…after I die, I'm coming back as lightning. When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me." Russell Means I never met Russell Means. I had the chance to meet him when I was a kid. In fact, I saw him a few times as a youngster, but I was so...
10/25/12
BY:
John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives
In recent months, my role as Speaker of the House has allowed me to travel much of our great nation—including Indian country—and talk to Americans of all walks of life. Wherever I go, conversation quickly turns to jobs and the state of the economy....

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