Opinions

8/13/14
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts. As a Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians leader explains, per capita monies...
8/12/14
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Julianne Jennings
“Black” is the most multi-cultured of all Earth’s peoples. It all began with exchanges between Native folks and African sailors/explorers long before European contact; and later, when female slaves were raped by their white slave masters and had...
8/12/14
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Brandon Ecoffey
As someone who has had the unique experience of witnessing America’s drug war from both the front lines and the prison camps, and as someone who is an Ivy League graduate who has spent the last decade advocating for the legalization of marijuana, I...
8/11/14
BY:
Jim Enote
This past November I had a surprising opportunity to speak face-to-face for about 20 minutes with Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Snyder unexpectedly arrived with an entourage at the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage...
8/11/14
BY:
David Wilkins
In 1977 preeminent Native theorist Vine Deloria, Jr., was asked to write a paper about the current state of Indian affairs in the U.S. Deloria, already famous for his ground-breaking Custer Died for Your Sins, commenced to craft an essay which...
8/11/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The book America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014), by Dinesh D’Souza, is an effort to attack U.S. President Barack Obama. D’Souza is upset with what he considers Obama’s “anti colonialism.” D’Souza, an immigrant who was born in India, equates...
8/10/14
BY:
Andre Cramblit
These rules are my reflections after having worked for nearly 30 years in American Indian education at all levels (parent, teachers aid, bus driver, high school teacher, education specialist, consultant, head start teacher and director, college...
8/10/14
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Carla Mann
Last month I visited Washington, D.C. with Laird Jones, Vice President of the National Johnson-O’Malley Association (NJOMA), for a series of meetings with Members of Congress, White House Domestic Policy Staff, and the Bureau of Indian Education (...
8/9/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry (Herald Press) offers an extraordinary challenge to the torturous history and continuing damage of Christian colonialism in North America. The editor, Steve Heinrichs, Director of Indigenous Relations for the Mennonite...
8/8/14
BY:
Mark Rogers
I've been hesitant to write about the tragic death of Eric Garner. For those who do not follow New York City news, Mr. Garner was allegedly observed to be selling loose cigarettes (aka "loosies") on a street corner in Staten Island on July 17th of...
8/8/14
BY:
Vincent Schilling
The Washington Redskins... There, I said it. Those three words alone will probably generate a slew of debates all over social media once this article hits the internet waves. In my opinion, that’s as it should be. I am Akwesasne Mohawk, I am an...
8/8/14
BY:
Donna Ennis
I have a message for all of you “stoners” in our Native community; there is nothing “traditional” about using a natural herb found in our environment if your method of using it is smoking the herb for recreational purposes. The pot-smoking...
8/7/14
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On August 3, 2014, Dr. Rudy Ryser, Chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, published a response to my recent column “Some Questions Regarding the UN High Level Plenary Meeting.” He said that my column “reflects the view” that “the World...
8/7/14
BY:
Don Gentry
From time immemorial, salmon, steelhead and other fish runs have sustained the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute members of the Klamath Tribes. It has been more than 100 years, however, since our tribal members have seen salmon and steelhead...

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