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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 at the end of the equal-rights tunnel....

8/25/14
Oliver J. Semans

Indian country saw a landmark victory last month in California v. Miami Nation Enterprises, et....

3/1/14
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
Oliver J. Semans

On October 10, my wife Barb and I were able to attend the oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Mark Wandering Medicine versus Custer. Mr....

10/28/13
Oliver J. Semans

The George Zimmerman case is not just about stand your ground, or self-defense; it’s about the prejudice that exists to this day, it’s about a prejudicial justice system that makes the color of the victim’s skin predetermine the verdict of not guilty, with the message sent out to individuals like...

7/28/13
Oliver J. Semans

“Everyone talks about rights, but they have a cost,” said attorney Sara Frankenstein in a recent article on ICTMN.com (“With 2014 Elec...

4/2/13
Oliver J. Semans

Who would think that a group that makes up about one percent of the overall population could carry such a wallop? From 2000, when we defeated infamous “Indian fighter” U.S....

11/15/12
Oliver J. Semans

As the Executive Director of Four Directions, I like to pay attention to the legislation coming out of Congress that affects Indian country—both good and bad. Unfortunately I have seen more bad than good....

4/10/12
Oliver J. Semans

As a Lakota, I was taught to respect life and death. Living on the reservation, death is all too common. From young to old, we have all felt the pain of losing loved ones before their time....

4/4/12
Oliver J. Semans

Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R....

3/12/12

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