Opinions

12/4/11
BY:
Eric Olson
Last month, the fourth sequel in the profitable 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios X-Men movie franchise was released to the home video market, selling over half a million units in the Blu-Ray format alone. X-Men: First Class continues in the...
12/3/11
BY:
Vincent Schilling
I have been writing as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network for quite a few years and I was honored, to say the least, when ICTMN’s Opinion/Editorial editor Ray Cook asked if I would like to contribute. I have often considered...
12/3/11
BY:
Lise Balk King
On Wednesday June 11, 2008, all of Canada was asked to take pause to participate in an unprecedented national event. Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked his 30 million Canadian citizens to tune in to Parliament for a live, nationally broadcast...
12/2/11
BY:
Charles Rangel
As we gathered around the table with our loved ones for Thanksgiving, we counted our blessings despite the many challenges we are facing as a nation. We have experienced many economic and social plights in our history but have always prevailed....
12/2/11
BY:
Mike Taylor
There was another of those talks on campus one Friday afternoon. The original idea* was proposed by Alexander Abian, a mathematics professor from Iowa who was trained at the University of Chicago and later at the University of Cincinnati. The...
12/2/11
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Technology has afforded us many advantages. Over the past few hundred years, breakthroughs in medicine have lead to cures for potentially lethal illnesses like polio, smallpox and bacterial infections, and provided viable modes of treatment for...
12/1/11
BY:
Tex G. Hall
When Columbus got lost in America, he found healthy, thriving native peoples. Within 100 years, the civilizations he first met were decimated. In North America, north of Mexico, the pre-Columbian population has been estimated at 18 million people....
11/30/11
BY:
Don George
Logic tells us that people will worry about what's going on in their own backyards before thinking about the trials and tribulations of others. But once again, thinking logically, if people show interest in others' troubles, then they would probably...
11/30/11
BY:
Chuck Trimble
In a letter to the editor of the Syracuse (New York) Post-Standard newspaper, attorney Carrie E. Garrow, an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University College of Law and Mohawk from Akwesasne, lamented the recent Supreme Court decision denying...
11/29/11
BY:
Steve Russell
I punched the TV button so hard that in the old days I would have twisted the dial right off, and went looking for cousin Ray Sixkiller. I found him over at the high school football field practicing digadayosdi, the Cherokee marbles game. He had...
11/29/11
BY:
Mark Trahant
Last December hundreds of American Indian and Alaska Native leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. for the second White House Tribal Nations Conference. I wrote at the time: “When President Obama reached the podium at the Interior Department last...
11/28/11
BY:
Hawk Rosales
“I hope that if one thing comes out of this process, it's the beginning of long term trust between sovereign [tribal] governments and the state of California.” – California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird at June 30, 2011 Fish and Game...
11/26/11
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Shortly after his second birthday, my son stopped talking. The onset of symptoms was just that abrupt. After nearly two years of visits to doctors and specialists, he was finally diagnosed with atypical autism. Autism encompasses a spectrum of...
11/25/11
BY:
Frank VanderPloeg
Crunch time has come for tribes to review whether their employee benefit plans are “governmental,” in light of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” issued November 7. Five years ago, Congress bit off another...

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