Steve Russell

Cheap shots have been taken at the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—on the ground that most of the Congress that voted for it never read it. The shot is true. What makes it cheap is ignorance....

1/4/14
Steve Russell
1/3/14
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan appeared on Friday’s Morning Joe to flog his new book...
Dina Gilio Whitaker

I’m not one to make resolutions for the upcoming new year but I do think the end of the year is a good time to reflect back on the news that came out of Indian country....

1/1/14
Alex Jacobs

2013 will be known by many actions and events in the historical record, including Canada declaring war on its own First Nations peoples and the indigenous IdleNoMore response. Canada seems hell bent on resource extraction via transnational corporations....

12/30/13
Shannon Speed & Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo

On October 31, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto utilized new presidential powers of pardon on the very day that they went into effect to free Mayan school teacher Alberto Patishtán Gómez. We hope that President Obama was paying attention....

12/9/13
Ruth Hopkins

Since the passing of fellow Indigenous tribesman Madiba Nelson Mandela, much of mainstream media has attempted to paint him in their own colonial image, once again revising history to make the Federal Government and it’s allies look good, and thereby use him to suit their own purposes....

12/8/13
Mike Williams

Two weeks ago at the 2013 White House Tribal Leaders Conference, tribal leaders stood side-by-side with President Obama and 13 of his cabinet leaders, and raised climate change as a top priority of Native Nations. Tribes are on the front lines of climate change reality....

12/5/13
Suzan Shown Harjo

The Washington NFL team “honored” Navajo codetalkers during halftime of the San Francisco-Washington game (Washington lost, again, 27-6)....

11/26/13
Steve Russell
11/15/13
It’s ironic that the deadline for the Friday News Dump is in the afternoon, well before the actual dump happens, a customary practice of politicians of any party to put out news th...
Oliver J. Semans

Oh, what dangerous times we live in. In the days of our ancestors, it took the cavalry and then some to change our way of life....

11/13/13

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