Opinions

8/26/14
BY:
Jose Barreiro
A new consciousness of Cuban reality emerged as the cacique and his daughter stepped out from a 20-year trail and into indigenous and global history. In Havana, Cuba, early August, Native delegations from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Trinidad, Venezuela,...
8/25/14
BY:
Oliver J. Semans
After spending the eight years in meetings—with state and national legislators, state secretaries of state, and county commissioners and election officials—and helping organize two major federal voting-rights lawsuits, I’m starting to see some light...
8/23/14
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
There are bad decisions and then there are choices that cause you to scratch your head in confusion. First a normal bad decision: The U. S. Postal Service decides to issue a Harry Potter stamp. Now I like Harry as much as anyone, but doesn’t the...
8/22/14
BY:
James Mills
David Wilkins makes pertinent observations on the relationship of today’s 566 federally recognized Indian Nations and its struggle to balance its tribal citizenship rolls (Auditing Tribal Sovereignty, August 11). But his assumption that third-party...
8/22/14
BY:
Matthew Murguia
The chorus of calls for changing the name of Washington's professional football team continues to grow. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Coalition of Civil Rights, half of the U.S. Senate, and the President have each...
8/21/14
BY:
Ryan Wilson
Dear Secretary Jewell, Your visits to Indian country on behalf of Indian education are appreciated by everyone and I thank you for the unprecedented commitment you and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have demonstrated to visiting Indian country. I...
8/21/14
BY:
Simon Moya-Smith
We arrived at the beach around noon, and everyone there was as naked as a the day they were born, except for the lifeguards – a pair of theatre geeks who were belting out show tunes, flailing their arms at the crescendo, all the while old hippies...
8/20/14
BY:
Walter Lamar
As a retired federal law enforcement officer and Native American, I believe it important to enter the conversation relating to the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF), the National Native American Law Enforcement Association (...
8/20/14
BY:
Mark Rogers
I wake up panting and sweating from every pore. My body is a twitching mass of pain, as usual, and today is a 7 out of 10 day. My normal level is a 4 or 5, just a dull whole body ache that I can work through. Last night's nightmare replays in my...
8/19/14
BY:
Peter d'Errico
I started to read S.C. Gwynne's book, Empire of the Summer Moon, about Quanah Parker and the U.S. war against the Comanche, but I don't know if I'll finish it. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times bestseller. The cover...
8/18/14
BY:
Michael A. Baines
We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal decision rejecting their claim to 160 acres by Redoubt Falls and surrounding areas near Sitka. The...
8/18/14
BY:
Julianne Jennings
There is a surging demand for learning the English language in China. English is the language of global business; and it has turned the export-intensive country into an importer of American teachers, creating thousands of potential jobs for native...
8/17/14
BY:
Charles Hobbs and Tim Seward
Late last year the Indian Law and Order Commission (“Commission”) released “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer” (“Report”), with over 40 unanimous recommendations to make Indian country safer and more just for all U.S. citizens, and to reduce...
8/16/14
BY:
John Christian Hopkins
No wonder so many famous authors become alcoholics; it can be a lonely, depressing life. I never chose a writing career, it chose me. I still recall how excited I was to discover my first new word. It was bat. My mother was teaching me letters and...

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