Opinions

3/27/13
BY:
Kay Olan (Ionataie:was)
This is the time of year when people in the Northeast become excited about the return of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. The robins and the geese are returning from their winter get-away vacation spots down south. Gardeners are looking...
3/26/13
BY:
DaShanne Stokes
The recent arrest of Wayland Gray, a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, has set off a firestorm of criticism against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Gray was arrested on February 15 this year for attempting to pray at Hickory Ground, a sacred...
3/26/13
BY:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Bolivian government called for a high level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA...
3/25/13
BY:
Steve Russell
Few of us have been unscathed by alcohol, and I am no exception. A close Cherokee relative, big-hearted and kind when sober, was a mean drunk who finally ended his life in a drunken header off a bridge. When my son was 7, I had to tell him a drunken...
3/24/13
BY:
Timothy Aqukkasuk Argetsinger
Many federally recognized tribes are celebrating the reauthorization of VAWA, which contains key provisions that authorize tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians in sexual assault and domestic violence cases on reservation. For too long, tribal...
3/23/13
BY:
Mike Wenstrup
Today, voting rights are under assault by political partisans whose agenda is threatened by a healthy democracy. Thirty-eight years after passage of the Voting Rights Act and 143 years after passage of the 15th Amendment, Mead Treadwell and Bob Lynn...
3/22/13
BY:
Charles Kader
“Our unborn grandchildren will look back at our era and be either thankful for our efforts or they will never speak our names as their ancestors, because of when we failed to live up to our responsibility. The choice is up to us today. What legacy...
3/21/13
BY:
Steve Russell
Elders suffered terribly during the Great Depression. I did not live then, but I am among the last generation schooled by the people who lived it. I know my family’s stories and the statistics, but the rest is speculation. If you know an elder who...
3/20/13
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
Last week, the Internet news cycle erupted in a predictable maelstrom of gasps and pearl-clutching over the spring/summer issue of AnOther Magazine, an esoteric style rag based in London that caters to a relatively rarefied demographic of the...
3/19/13
BY:
Julianne Jennings
The boundaries of Great Turtle Island or what we now call the North American continent is now moving eastward across the Atlantic; a series of distinct seas separated by time and events transported by people; was not merely a land discovered and...
3/18/13
BY:
Twila Barnes
Did Markwayne Mullin forget who he is? He is supposed to be a Cherokee man, a warrior, one who protects the women of his nation. Instead, he betrayed American Indian women, including the women of the Cherokee Nation, when he voted against the...
3/17/13
BY:
Steven Newcomb
There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things. Many of my columns are an effort to name and think about “the usual” in an unusual...
3/16/13
BY:
Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull
Like many Natives and our allies across our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka, I have joined the Idle No More movement, attending round dance gatherings, praying for Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters, sharing the stories I hear and read and...
3/15/13
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
I never planned to be a failed journalist or a hack writer. Seriously, in my youth, I had big plans that included wealth, women and worldwide fame. Now I’d settle for a Twinkie and a Diet Coke. I’m not one of those quacks that hope to better his or...

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