Opinions

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...
3/1/12
BY:
Steven Newcomb
On Sunday, Feb. 26, presidential candidate and U.S. senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn) was asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos whether he stands by a statement he made in October of 2011, that he “almost threw up” after reading a speech by...
2/29/12
BY:
Chase Iron Eyes
September 17, 2011, Wall Street (USA), Zucotti Park (renamed Liberty Park by occupiers), hundreds heeded ADBUSTER’S call to Occupy Wall Street. Why? In Short, the stated reasons can be summed up with the goal of ending corporate greed’s death-lock...
2/28/12
BY:
Larry McAdams
After reading The New York Times's article, “Brutal Crimes Grip an Indian Reservation,” by Timothy Williams, published February 2, 2012 and the comment section where responses were provided by many individuals living in States from across this great...
2/27/12
BY:
Brian Broadrose
February 17 was a warm sunny day, a far cry from what we have come to expect for a winter day here in the Northeast, and I should have been out enjoying it. Instead, I spent most of the day indoors, within a darkened conference room on the...
2/25/12
BY:
Chuck Trimble
Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian...
2/24/12
BY:
Chelsea Vowel
tânisi! I see you are confused about what constitutes cultural appropriation. I would like to provide you with resources and information on the subject so that you can better understand what our concerns are. However, I also want you to have a brief...
2/23/12
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
A few weeks ago, Susan G. Komen for the Cure defunded Planned Parenthood. Komen is a leading charity for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Planned Parenthood health centers used funds provided by Komen to make breast exams and...
2/22/12
BY:
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Indian Country Today Media Network covered the draft critical habitat designation proposed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ("Caribou Crisis Sparks Familiar Economy-vs.-Environment Debate" ICTMN Staff February 6, 2012) without...
2/21/12
BY:
Dante Desiderio
Congress all but guaranteed tribal finance to be a clear winner in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Included in the Act were two provisions that held the promise of jumpstarting local tribal economies (or at the very least, providing...
2/20/12
BY:
Julianne Jennings
The strength and the endurance of racism and discrimination against American Indians are easily traced to earlier periods of our history that we are desperately trying to understand and reconcile. No better example of the contradictions and the...
2/18/12
BY:
Steven Juneau
On Valentine's Day, our thoughts turned to those we love and care for: friends, wives, children and elders. When the people we love go through hard times, we feel their pain and try to make things better. Unfortunately, many members of our tribal...

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