Opinions

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...
10/30/15
BY:
Carly McIntosh
Being the youngest child in the family, we all know that the youngest is the one to get the fantastic family news last. As I write this letter to you, Michel Trudeau, I am to inform you that your brother Justin, has become the new Prime Minister of...
10/29/15
BY:
Toni Tsatoke
Some days I leave my classroom unsure that what I have taught has any real effect on my students, but then there are days like today. Today, we revisited the era of the Indian Removal Act and specifically the impact that President Andrew Jackson and...
10/28/15
BY:
Mike Myers
There are a couple of interesting stories that have emerged that will have some impacts for Indigenous nations and peoples. The first is about the process taking place in Hawaii to re-establish a government for the Indigenous Hawaiians. As reported...
10/27/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop “Columbus Day” in favor of “Indigenous Peoples Day.” This name change is considered to be a great improvement by those who know that Columbus Day stands...
10/26/15
BY:
Steve Russell
As the United States government careens once more to gridlock over paying its bills—past, present, and future—it might be a good idea for Indians to pick themselves up off the floor and quit laughing. There’s work to do. Tribal governments should...
10/25/15
BY:
Charles Kader
The autumn morning frost clung to the edge of the glacial till boulder, in the shadows of the highway. Nature and the nurtured, side by side in the old South Woods of the Adirondack mountain range, or what was once known as the edge of humanity....

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