Opinions

8/30/14
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Jennie Stockle
Wow, we have been getting lots of requests for membership in EONM (Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry) as a result of our increased visibility through Social Media and as a coordinated effort to do just what our name says, eradicate offensive...
8/29/14
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Steven Newcomb
Susan Shown Harjo's June 23 article in Politico, “The R-Word Is Even Worse Than You Think,” regarding the issue of the Washington, D.C. NFL team, was excellent. Yet, I wonder why the controversy is not generally connected and related to ‘the big...
8/28/14
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Rudolph C. Ryser
Let us stipulate from the very outset that international states own, control and regulate an institution called the United Nations. It is their organization and they can do with it what ever they chose. Fourth World nations are not members of the UN...
8/27/14
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Misty Lynn Ellingburg
When I was a kid, I started writing, scribbles in pink-bound notebooks, sonnets in sky-shaped clouds, and, squatting down in the country-side, I scrawled some unknown quantity like Jesus of Nazareth writing in the sand. Other Tribal artists were...
8/26/14
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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