Opinions

9/19/12
BY:
Dr. Dean Chavers
When I wrote a column two months ago on scholarships and how few Indian students apply to them, I got a response that still floors me. So far, there have been over 780 comments to the online article from Indian Country Today Media Network. That’s...
9/18/12
BY:
Steve Melendez
On the National Mall in Washington D.C there is the Jewish Holocaust Museum. Most people have only a superficial knowledge of what this museum stands for. You may, like I did, believe that it contained only images of dead bodies, stacked like...
9/17/12
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
With football and the fall season—which is always tough for Native folks because of the U.S.’s insistence on honoring Columbus, the awful Pocahontas Halloween costumes, and the ever-present Thanksgiving mythology of the goodness of the pilgrims and...
9/16/12
BY:
Walter Lamar
This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more serious illnesses. The bad news is that these serious ailments can...
9/15/12
BY:
Steve Russell
An argument for train travel is the people you meet. Some might take that as an argument against, but I’m not sure why a practicing xenophobe would be traveling in the first place. To travel is to invite the unfamiliar into your life. It’s...
9/14/12
BY:
Ray Cook, Opinion Editor
A while ago someone asked me if we should ask for an apology from Matt Lauer for his Indian-giver slight that occurred during one of his programs covering the Olympics. I don't think of it as a slight of racism. It's more complicated than that. What...
9/13/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In English grammar we find pronouns for the first person plural, “we,” and the possessive adjective, “our.” In this column, I’d like to discuss the possessive adjective “our,” and the negative effect of Indian people using “we” or “our,” when...
9/12/12
BY:
Dwanna L. Robertson
Recently, Dr. Dean Chavers wrote an article about how Native students aren’t applying for scholarships. This touched a nerve for me and a lot of others on the ICTMN Facebook page. With all due respect to Dr. Chavers, the scholarship process is more...
9/11/12
BY:
Peter d'Errico
"What's wrong with this picture?" I asked: A pow wow grand entry, the Eagle Staff closely followed by the U.S. stars and stripes and the POW/MIA flag. What does the U.S., flag mean at an Indian pow wow? How is it that warriors who defend Indian...
9/10/12
BY:
Edward Luttrell
There's a misguided cost-cutting plan being discussed on Capitol Hill that could severely jeopardize the health of millions of rural Americans. Community cancer clinics across the country could be forced to shut down, leaving many patients living...
9/9/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
It is a widely accepted prescript of conventional wisdom that the Democratic Party operates as the singularly reliable agent of contemporary American female interests. The alliteratively appealing ingenuity of the ubiquitous "War on Women" meme is...
9/7/12
BY:
George Thompson
My name is George Thompson; I have been the Oce Vpofa Mekko (Hickory Ground Chief) for 42 plus years. This is a lifetime position and it will be until the day I die. It is not our character as Muscogee (Creek) people to express our customs, rituals...
9/7/12
BY:
T. Lulani Arquette
Let me make it clear: I don’t write to denounce present-day Catholicism or the Christian faith. I write to denounce the men and the contradictory Christian philosophy they used to destroy thriving civilizations of Indigenous peoples, take their...
9/6/12
BY:
Suzan Shown Harjo
Native Nations’ IDs are both evidence and exercise of sovereignty, and they should stand on their own as validators of tribal citizens’ rights to vote in tribal, federal or state elections and to travel and return home unimpeded. This should be so...

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