Ryan Dreveskracht
6/22/13

Since the 19th Century, the plight of the North American bison has paralleled the way of the indigenous people of buffalo bountry and the land itself: decimation, almost to the point of extinction, by non-tribal peoples....

Charles Kader
4/24/13

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....

Steven Newcomb
2/22/13

On February 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C., Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivered his "State of the Indian Nations” address in his capacity as President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)....

Peter d'Errico
10/13/12

Phillip Deere described the indigenous government of his people as "workable for us," having lasted from time immemorial....

Ruth Hopkins
10/3/12

I come from a family of hunters. Autumn was always a big deal, because that’s when hunting season began. The day hunting licenses became available was treated like a special occasion....

Steven Newcomb
9/13/12

In English grammar we find pronouns for the first person plural, “we,” and the possessive adjective, “our.” In this column, I’d like to discuss the possessive adjective “our,” and the negative effect of Indian people using “we” or “our,” when talking about the United States....

Steve Russell
7/24/12

Sovereignty is not what it used to be, and I am not speaking of Indian sovereignty in particular. Sometimes I think about the rise of the nation-state with bemusement at the customs of historians....

David Wilkins
7/18/12

Native American people and the distinctive nations they belong to exist in a paradoxical world. They are the original nations of North America, a fact that is enshrined in the U.S....

Joseph Valandra
7/13/12

The Bureau of Indian Affairs website declares, “The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes.” It goes on to detail the type of rel...

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