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....

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....

Steve Russell

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....

Steven Newcomb

There are some things we have not very often thought about or reflected upon because we have lacked the vocabulary necessary to name and think about those things....

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

When nations declare independence from the domination of other nations it is often within the context of the carnage of bloody confrontations, which tends to get the attention of international media (the old adage in the news business "if it bleeds it leads" really does apply)....

The following is National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel’s 11 th Annual State of the Indian Nations Address from this morning in Washington, D.C.: “Members o...
Duane Champagne
Indigenous identities have become multiple and more complex, and some more hostile, at the beginning of the 21st century...
Gale Courey Toensing
The Department of the Interior plans to complete the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s application for trust land for gaming in January...
The late Stanley R. Crooks, who served as the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for 20 years, was named the 2012 Person of the Year by
Duane Champagne
A remarkable feature about indigenous nations is that they have continued after more than 500 years of colonial efforts to assimilate and dismantle them...