Opinions

9/22/12
BY:
Cedric Cromwell
It was with great interest that I read Harold Monteau’s editorial, “Regarding Gaming Compacts and Their ‘Illusory Exclusivity,’” in which he criticized the tribal-state compact reached between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of...
9/22/12
BY:
Cole R. DeLaune
Digesting the broadcast of this month's Democratic National Convention, one was reminded of an expertly polished minstrel show. With all of that medium's absurdity, an endlessly hyped rising star of the party ranks took to the dais in Charlotte...
9/21/12
BY:
Harold Monteau
The tribal-state gaming compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, recently submitted to the Department of Interior (DOI or Secretary) appears to have bumped Montana (tribes treated like...
9/20/12
BY:
Charles Kader,
It has recently been announced that land theft charges against Kanaretiio, the Bear Clan representative from the Kanienkehaka Akwesasne Territory (aka Mohawk), have been dismissed due to technicalities, after a judicial review by New York State...
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...

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