Duane Champagne
4/25/13
Countries with indigenous nations usually also have mixed-blood nations composed of people of indigenous descent and other nations or races...
Carol Berry
4/9/13
A tribal nation with what could be North America’s strictest enrollment criteria may soon decide on more flexible rules that might, if adopted, increase the tribe’s current 3,000-p...
Steve Russell
3/28/13

The interplay between law and language is fascinating. “Blood quantum” started without the modern racist connotations in early English cases involving inheritance from a particular person rather than from a racially defined category of persons....

Carol Berry
8/21/12
If she’d planned to tackle some of the most contentious issues in Indian country, a Mvskoke (Creek) sociologist couldn’t have done a better job...
Duane Champagne
7/24/12
Mestizo. Métis . Mixed bloods. Though clearly different, all these terms are used to racially classify people with Indian ancestry...
Brian Daffron
6/26/12
When Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2172 into law after the end of the 2011 legislative session, the 43-year-old Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission was effectiv...
ICTMN Staff
5/5/12
The first word that came to mind to describe the 60-minute documentary by lecturer Carter Meland’s introductory American Indians in Minnesota class was “powerful.” From the histori...
ICTMN Staff
12/30/11
Every year Indian country is filled with leaders, politicians, broadcasters and talking heads provide memorable quotes for anyone listening to catch...
ICTMN Staff
12/21/11
Read Matthew L.M. Fletcher's response to Treuer's opinion piece at Turtle Talk ...
Cedric Sunray
10/14/11

A few weeks ago, I read the following paragraph in an NPR article about the Cherokee Freedmen:

"This is not a club; you can't just claim to be Cherokee and show up and be included," says Cara Cowan Watts, a vocal member of the Cherokees' tribal council....

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