Opinions

5/7/12
BY:
William Norman, Charles Hobbs, Dan Lewerenz & John Tabinaca Plata
Last month, the United States Senate moved to close a jurisdictional loophole that for decades has allowed non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence in Indian country to evade prosecution. Senate Bill 1925, the carefully crafted reauthorization...
5/7/12
BY:
Karla E. General and Robert T. Coulter
On April 26, 2012, the Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, with broad bipartisan support. Title IX of the bill would restore concurrent tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit certain...
5/7/12
BY:
Philip S. "Sam" Deloria
Steven Newcomb wrote a column carried on IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com and on Indianz.com in which he criticized my remarks quoted in Chuck Trimble’s column. In so doing, he addressed important issues concerning our status in the United States...
5/5/12
BY:
Chelsea Vowel
If you've heard the term 60s scoop and thought it had something to do with ice-cream in ye olden days, I'm here to enlighten you. I prefer the term stolen generations, because the scooping I'm about to discuss didn't end in the '60s, and arguably...
5/4/12
BY:
Devon G. Peña
I have for some time been analyzing the “ecology of fear” and the climate of hatred it generates to feed the growing menace of presumably random acts of violence in Arizona such as last year’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. When we consider...
5/4/12
BY:
Steve Russell
All racial discourse has been nonsensical since we’ve understood H. sapiens as one species with common ancestors. “White” is about color, and there are more differences among whites than there are between whites and other “races.” “Indian,” all...
5/3/12
BY:
Steve Russell
This term, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about affirmative action in university admissions, where my alma mater is on the side of diversity for a change. Most observers agree diversity is likely to lose, but if that happens it does...
5/2/12
BY:
Simon Moya-Smith
It was 1:30 p.m. April 19 when I received a frantic phone call from Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, who said she had less than 24 hours to resurrect the Recognition of the American Indian Genocide resolution of 2008. By noon the...
5/1/12
BY:
Walter Lamar
The Director of the Indian Health Service, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, recently participated in the White House Forum on Bullying Prevention. She commented that bullying among Native children that began during the boarding school era continues to the...
4/30/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
We have been told that a fight against “terrorism” is the reason why the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress, and signed by President Obama on December 31, 2011. The legislation authorizes the U.S. military, at the...
4/28/12
BY:
Julia Good Fox
On April 23, Foreign Policy published “Why Do They Hate Us? The Real War on Women is in the Middle East.” In this essay, which is also FP’s cover story in this special “Sex” issue, Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy describes cultures which...
4/27/12
BY:
Adella Begaye
Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service or running water, and...
4/26/12
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Ancient Indigenous Peoples around the globe have reported unidentified lights in the sky, and even contact with star beings, for millennia. Corroborations of these interactions are found in petroglyphs and related through myths and legends preserved...
4/25/12
BY:
Jack Duran
United States Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall, famously stated in McCulloch v. Maryland, that “the ...power to tax...[is] the power to destroy.” So goes the current trend with states and the IRS, finding unique and interesting ways of taxing...

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