Charles Kader

The announcement by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow 20 hospitals in the state to dispense medical marijuana is a sea-change shift in policy. The Democrat is up for re-election this year and is going against the grain in the state known for the strict Rockefeller drug laws....

1/25/14
Charles Kader

I recently completed an enjoyable reading of Uprising, a 2010 novel by Douglas Bland. It’s a fictional portrayal of modern day Canada amidst a resilient Native insurgent uprising....

1/17/14
Charles Kader

Can Indians still make decisions for themselves on their own homeland? That question was recently deliberated in a case involving four men from the Akwesasne Reserve....

12/18/13
Charles Kader

The uneven progress associated with fossil fuel pipeline projects on Turtle Island has taken on international dimensions recently. Eminent domain protests and leaking piped networks now routinely are in the news....

5/5/13
Charles Kader

Sovereignty is a word with many meanings. The adaptation by Onkwehonweh (Original People) for common usage of this word most often relates to a hereditary political status that many have embraced....

4/26/13
Charles Kader

The recent legal decision in the case of King Mountain Tobacco v. the State of Washington has become quite the topic in reservation business conversation....

4/24/13
Charles Kader

Sovereignty is a word with many meanings. Because it is a Latin word in origination, adapted by the French language, there may be several definitions....

4/15/13
Charles Kader

A Métis friend of mine has recently been seen on the Game Show Network as part of the cast of the reality show, Family Trade. He is not the star, but his media appearances contrast with the humble beginnings of his own family, who until relatively recently, lived off the land itself....

4/7/13
Charles Kader

The labeling vogue of past generations was often to term both traditional and religious groups in Indian country as offbeat, sometimes as renegades, and possibly as outcasts within tribal communities....

3/29/13

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