Opinions

10/27/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop “Columbus Day” in favor of “Indigenous Peoples Day.” This name change is considered to be a great improvement by those who know that Columbus Day stands...
10/26/15
BY:
Steve Russell
As the United States government careens once more to gridlock over paying its bills—past, present, and future—it might be a good idea for Indians to pick themselves up off the floor and quit laughing. There’s work to do. Tribal governments should...
10/25/15
BY:
Charles Kader
The autumn morning frost clung to the edge of the glacial till boulder, in the shadows of the highway. Nature and the nurtured, side by side in the old South Woods of the Adirondack mountain range, or what was once known as the edge of humanity....
10/24/15
BY:
Ruth Hopkins
Rez Natives love us some Halloween. I mean, what’s not to love about a pagan holiday involving carved produce, telling scary stories, and free candy? It’s like it was created with us in mind. We really get into it. NDNs are out here making full...
10/23/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
Editor’s Note: The following was previously published in The Burrow Press Review. My father died at the Thunderbird Motel on Flood Hope Road. According to documents, he was beaten over a cigarette or a prostitute. I prefer the cigarette. I...
10/22/15
BY:
Andre Cramblit
Click here if you missed Part 1. I know there are many of you who read the wonderful words at Indian Country Today Media Network who are non-Native. I thought it would be helpful for you to have a reference for some of the inside remarks that are...
10/21/15
BY:
Andre Cramblit
I know there are many of you who read the wonderful words at Indian Country Today Media Network who are non-Native. I thought it would be helpful for you to have a reference for some of the inside remarks that are sometimes made. These are some...
10/20/15
BY:
Tim Ballew II
The Lummi Nation has faced an uphill battle in our efforts to protect our fishing area at Xwe'chi'cXen, Cherry Point, from a coal terminal. We’ve faced many obstacles and opponents in an ongoing fight to protect this sacred site from harmful...
10/20/15
BY:
Harlan McKosato
The issue of blood quantum remains a long-running hot topic among Native Americans. I’ve always been a believer that people who are enrolled, or affiliated, with a recognized tribe will argue for their own circumstance when it comes to the issue of...
10/19/15
BY:
Marlana Thompson-Baker
Over the last couple of years an urgency has invigorated Turtle Island.... a call to action that has awakened all the First Nations. Idling no more against the destruction of our mother earth. Rallying against broken treaties and fighting to secure...
10/19/15
BY:
Steve Russell
Mike Myers has, to steal a phrase from the late Russell Means, gone where white men fear to tread. Truth be told, Indians are a bit reluctant to wade into tribal governance issues themselves. I wrote a book about it but it took me years to work up...
10/18/15
BY:
Magid Shihade
Since the adoption of the council of Native and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) issued a declaration in support of the global academic and cultural boycott of Israeli institutions in 2013, a new crop of digital outliers have embarked on a...
10/17/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
When I was a little girl it wasn’t unusual to be on my mother’s lap while she spoke to women at the shelter she worked at, or facilitated healing circles, or held a ceremony for women who were victims of sexual violence. I remember their stories,...
10/16/15
BY:
Winona LaDuke
Honor the Earth is introducing the Pipeline-free Breast Campaign as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Noting, “Fossil Fuels are bad for your boobs. Chemicals created and used during petroleum extraction, refining, and use; benzene, toluene,...

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