Dina Gilio-Whitaker
2/19/13

To be in a position of leadership—at least for NCAI’s president Jefferson Keel—is to be in the role of a politician, and that means taking predictably centrist positions (at least publically) to appease as wide an audience as possible....

Charles Kader
2/16/13

 

In reading over the 2013 State of Indian Nations address by outgoing President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a number of talking points of emphasis stood out as compelling subjects for further examination....

Dina Gilio-Whitaker
1/17/13

If ever a concept grabbed hold of hearts and minds in Indian country in the past couple decades surely it would be that of sovereignty. Native people talk about it with reverence, demanding that it be respected by the federal government, and expect their tribal governments to assert it....

Robert T. Coulter
12/15/12

On December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced United States support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples....

Edited by Gale Courey Toensing
12/3/12
Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar and newly appointed Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn sat down with Indian Country Today Media Network and Indianz.com just befor...
Peter d'Errico
11/18/12

People have mined gold for centuries. Archeological evidence points to gold mining at least 7,000 years ago. Stories of Aztec gold drove 16th century Spaniards to invade the continent, where they found products of a rich mining and smelting history....

Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall
10/26/12

Like most Native Americans, I jumped at the chance to throw my support behind President Obama in his 2008 campaign....

Jenni Monet
10/20/12
It’s an event not expected to unravel for another two years, but organizers of the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples say the clock is ticking...
Mark Trahant
10/10/12
It’s too bad that Al Jazeera’s host of The Stream , Lisa Fletcher, is not moderating the vice presidential debate...
Gabriel S. Galanda
10/1/12

This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consu...

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