Opinions

5/3/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In one context, “to reconcile” means “to restore a friendship.” A question thus arises regarding the kind of relationship now existing between our Original Nations and dominating societies, such as Canada or the United States: How do we go about...
5/2/16
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
When my grandpa was dying of cancer, he asked for me. He wanted me to sit with him. I was about 8 years old. The cancer had metastasized and spread over his entire body so he was in exquisite pain. I can still see him lying there in his bed, bony...
5/1/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Douglas Quan, a reporter for the National Post in Toronto, recently described Aboriginal communities as being in "A state of perpetual mourning" and asked, "What’s behind the 'clusters' of suicide attempts in aboriginal communities?" The latest "...
4/30/16
BY:
Carly McIntosh
When slowly making focus on a slightly yellow object in the greens, you feel anger build up inside and see that it is a tender dandelion. With Man, all things must have a label stapled to it in this case it is The Weed. When the dandelion was given...
4/29/16
BY:
Harlan McKosato
A few years ago my son and I were attending a Sunday service at the Albuquerque Indian Baptist Mission here in my neighborhood. The regular church pastor, who is Creek/Arikara, was out of town and he invited a guest speaker to give the sermon. It...
4/28/16
BY:
Alex Jacobs
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presidential candidate had to answer to her role in the “military coup” that ousted freely elected President Manuel Zelaya in 2009. Clinton denied it was a military coup although the U.N. and rest of the...
4/27/16
BY:
Jennifer Denetdale
The University of New Mexico has come under criticism once again for its claims that it is a Native serving institution, and this time by Native students and their allies who regard the seal that the university uses to promote its institution as a...
4/26/16
BY:
Vernice Moncooyea Willis
I am an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, also half Ponca Nation descent, and a concerned Democrat, please allow me to share a few reasons to vote for Bernie Sanders and for ICTMN to formally endorse him. I hope by now you have published...
4/26/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) seems complicit in the burying of its most profound action to date: the critique of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery issued at its 13th Session in May 2014: "Study on the impacts of the...
4/25/16
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
In the past week, Kourtney, the oldest sister of the infamous Kardashian clan, has doubled down on racism against Natives. She posted an Icelandic belfie (butt selfie) with the caption ‘Eski-Ho’ to Instagram and tweeted yet another picture of...
4/25/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In “Doubts About Voting? Just Think Montana," journalist Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, says “American Indian voters are registered to vote in Montana at a higher rate than other ethnic group.” He thereby fails to classify us as belonging to Native...
4/24/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Myth is often more satisfying than truth, and the apocryphal story of two famous novelists is a great example. F. Scott Fitzgerald is supposed to have said, “The rich are different from us.” To which Ernest Hemingway is supposed to have replied, “...
4/23/16
BY:
Mike Myers
Been an interesting couple of weeks, but two things jumped out and caught my attention. At first they might seem kind of unrelated but a closer look reveals two sides of the same coin. And the coin is called racism. The first incident involved a so-...
4/22/16
BY:
Nick Estes
On October 13, 2014, University of New Mexico (UNM) Native students led a campus demonstration demanding the abolition of the university's racist seal and the recognition of "Indigenous Peoples Day of Resistance and Resilience" instead of the...

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