Opinions

5/30/16
BY:
Alex Jacobs
A Kurdish pop star has crashed the media scene from the Middle East to Cannes to Los Angeles with a call for peace and unity while wearing golden heels, military camos and confronting the Islamic State, on video. Helly Luv’s kind of protest music...
5/29/16
BY:
Debra Haaland
As the Democratic State Party Chair, I’m very proud to have the opportunity to lead our Party here in New Mexico in an important Presidential Election. Part of my job is to ensure that our message reaches voters. Democrats have long held values that...
5/29/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Words are the means by which we configure and create our reality. When we change our words we change our reality. The words we use in our daily lives in our interaction with others constitute an entire reality. The change of one word, or sometimes...
5/28/16
BY:
Harlan McKosato
The Washington Post poll that came out last week showing that nine out of 10 Native Americans surveyed did not find the term Redsk*ns offensive drew outrage from Indians all over the internet, and from tribal leaders and scholars who have been...
5/27/16
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
On Thursday, Donald Trump, flanked by enthusiastic brown noser Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND), who pushed for legislation that makes it more difficult for Natives to vote and threatened to “wring Tribal council’s necks” while making Native women...
5/27/16
BY:
Raymond Foxworth
Indian Country is abuzz over the Washington Post poll that purports nine in 10 ordinary Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins’ name. Indian Country has displayed the full range of emotion, including laugher at the Post for...
5/26/16
BY:
Mike Myers
The election season in northern Minnesota Indigenous territories was especially contentious this year. Primary election results were contested in all six Minnesota Chippewa Tribe territories. Everyone who contested lost. In the Leech Lake territory...
5/25/16
BY:
Sen. John McCoy
I oppose disenrollment. I oppose disenrollment because our heritage is our heritage. Our lineage is our lineage. Our heritage and lineage define us as Indians—not residence, blood quantum, or other failed federal Indian assimilation practice. I...
5/24/16
BY:
Adrian Jawort
My 7-year-old daughter Aurelia was recently named a Powwow Princess of her Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy school. A very reserved and introverted girl, she normally shuns attention and still even bashfully hides behind her daddy when people introduce...
5/24/16
BY:
C. Richard King
For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at the name of the local professional football team. In fact, for some, the poll sounds a death knell...
5/23/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1537, Pope Paul III issued the papal bull Sublimis Deus (Sublime God). The pope did so after being particularly influenced by a priest named Antonio Montesinos who traveled to Rome from the island of Hispanola to argue against the horrific...
5/22/16
BY:
Harold Monteau
In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12, the Court was asked to resolve the question of whether “Metis” (Mixed Bloods) and “Non-Status Indians” were Indians under the...
5/21/16
BY:
Roger Birdbear
The problems within the Indian Health Service (IHS) are well known. The Senate Special Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing in February on the problems facing IHS, and have posted a video of the hearing, available on the Committee’s website....
5/20/16
BY:
Barbara Malteze

I am a direct descendant of one of the foremost leaders in the Suffragette Movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who worked alongside Susan B. Anthony to achieve the right to vote for women. I am absolutely certain if either Elizabeth, Susan, or any of...

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