Opinions

11/14/15
BY:
Peter d'Errico
President Obama doesn't understand America's history with Indigenous Peoples. A careful reading of his recent conversation with author Marilynne Robinson on September 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa, shows he has serious misconceptions. In the midst...
11/13/15
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
Earlier this year, the longtime lone voice against disenrollment, Professor David Wilkins, Lumbee, wrote: [W]hile the number of unjustified disenrollments continues to plague Indian Country, a small but determined and diverse chorus of individuals,...
11/12/15
BY:
Mike Myers
Environmentalists, Indigenous folks and others were overjoyed to hear that President Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline. Keystone got a lot of attention because it was a major international project and as such required federal and state...
11/11/15
BY:
Steve Russell
If you missed Part 1 yesterday, click here. The current unpleasantness in Afghanistan is said to be “the longest war in U.S. history.”  I beg to differ, while still admitting that 2001 to 2015 is a long time to fight a country living in the 16th...
11/10/15
BY:
Steve Russell
“Massacre” is a slippery pejorative like “terrorist.” If one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter or asymmetrical warrior, it’s also true that the prevailing party in a battle never describes it as a massacre. Just typing those words...
11/9/15
BY:
Roger Birdbear
The Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, commonly referred to as TERO, is a set of regulations used by many tribal governments. Calling upon their sovereign status, tribal governments often see fit to enact these preferential hiring policies in order...
11/8/15
BY:
Christie Poitra
Ann Coulter made a guest appearance on The View to promote her latest book Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole. Since Coulter has built an entire career on the shock value of her political opinions, it is...
11/7/15
BY:
Steve Russell
I’ve always thought that American lawyers would better serve the profession if, like English barristers, they could at any time be called upon to argue for either side, even in criminal cases. I did try to get prosecuting experience before becoming...
11/6/15
BY:
Mike Myers
I want to thank Gyasi Ross for the article, “Deadly Epidemic in Real Time: It's Happening to Native Youth Right Now Before Our Very Eyes” addressing the critical issue of youth suicide that is occurring throughout our territories. And I have to...
11/5/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
As you stand by the Assiniboine River you hear the running of Mother Earth's water, as well as feel her love flowing near you. Being placed near the soft running water of Mother Earth you hear the calls and cries of our Canadian Aboriginal Women who...
11/3/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19, 2015: Good Morning Everyone, I want to pay my respects to the Original Nations on whose territory this building now stands. I want to acknowledge the ancestors who have loved this land with prayerful and ceremonial...
11/2/15
BY:
James Mills
In the last 25 years, I have crisscrossed this country of ours countless times. I am not sure how many reservations, tribal comminutes and native villages I have been to, but I am sure it numbers in the hundreds And all through these 25 years, I...
11/1/15
BY:
Steve Russell
First thing this morning, there's Dr. Ben Carson on the tube defending unleashing government power against women to make sure every woman is forced to carry every pregnancy to term. In the service of that, he compared abortion to slavery (having...
10/31/15
BY:
Christie Poitra
Halloween is the season most synonymous with cultural appropriation. Annually, Native people and allies of Native folks find themselves in uncomfortable situations where they are forced to address racially and culturally insensitive Halloween...

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