Opinions

3/14/12
BY:
Harold Monteau
The Reservation Economic Summit, RES 2012, conference and trade show I recently attended experienced record attendance according to NCAIED (National Center for Indian Enterprise Development). It’s satisfying to see the Indian small business...
3/13/12
BY:
Suzan Shown Harjo
After waiting in vain for five years for its public schools to voluntarily eliminate Native race-based sports stereotypes, Oregon is on the verge of making it mandatory. The Oregon Board of Education heard testimony on March 8 and 9, and is...
3/12/12
BY:
Oliver J. Semans
Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (should be called "Federal Land Grab") and the actions taken by Montana senator Jon Tester and President Obama made me...
3/11/12
BY:
Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan
I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself. I live in the rural community of Enemy Swim on the Lake Traverse...
3/10/12
BY:
NICWA, NACAC, NCAI, CWLA
CNN Editorial Board: Anderson Cooper’s 2/21/2012 story regarding an Oklahoma Cherokee, Iraq veteran father who stopped a would-be adoption of his daughter was an example of poor and dangerous journalism. It was poor quality for its lack of fact...
3/9/12
BY:
Myrna Gardner
In a speech to fellow Republicans in Chicago in December 1856, Abraham Lincoln said: “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much. Public opinion, or any subject,...
3/8/12
BY:
Susan Masten
Each year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8. Thousands of events take place worldwide to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. I’m inspired by this year’s theme, “Connecting Girls,...
3/8/12
BY:
Julianne Jennings
A recent article posted by UN-DESA states few causes promoted by the United Nations have generated more intense and widespread support than the campaign to promote and protect the rights of women. The Charter of the United Nations, signed in San...
3/8/12
BY:
Steve Russell
The news of the day after the Michigan Republican primary is not so much how Rick Santorum blew his chance to slow down Willard Romney by insulting working class people in an attempt to insult the President (do you know anybody who does not want an...
3/7/12
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the United States Indian Claims Commission (ICC). A full statement of this history is in Elmer R...
3/6/12
BY:
Chelsea Vowel
Although the specific legal principles involved may differ, use of the terms Icewine, Roquefort and Navajo all have something in common. They tell you something about what you are buying, and right now, the Navajo Nation wants to ensure that...
3/5/12
BY:
Chelsea Vowel
OxyContin is a powerful and potentially addictive painkiller. As has been noted in a number of other news reports, abuse of this drug is a Canada-wide problem. In November 2009, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), which represents 49 First Nations in...
3/3/12
BY:
Charmaine White Face
Since 1984, the Sioux Nation Treaty Council has been sending delegates to the various committees of the United Nations seeking the upholding of lawful and viable treaties made between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States. Meeting after...
3/2/12
BY:
Chuck Trimble
The price of gasoline at the pump is skyrocketing and is expected to flatten the upward trend on the stock market charts, thus maybe even stalling the economic recovery from the Republican recession of 2009 and 2010. In a strange twist, this is...

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