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...

Steve Russell
7/6/12

Should Indians allow non-Indians to vote when they reside on Indian land and are affected by the outcome of the election? The instinctive reaction is “No way!” and defending that reaction is so simple it’s hard to understand the charge of unfairness....

Steve Russell
7/6/12

Once upon a time, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, there was a patriotic organization of lawyers and academics called the Federalist Society....

Harold Monteau
6/26/12

The Indian Civil Rights Act has been a dismal failure, if one considers its original intent; to protect tribal members and others subject to tribal jurisdiction from arbitrary and capr...

Steven Newcomb
5/30/12

On October 5, 1942, the U.S....

Steve Russell
5/3/12

This term, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about affirmative action in university admissions, where my alma mater is on the side of diversity for a...

Dan Jones
4/13/12

Seen any Indians on TV lately? Probably not, and you’re not likely to. Here's why: The FCC has allowed the American television Industry, which I like to call "a content provider," because the Internet has changed everything. They don’t know what to call themselves either....

Gale Courey Toensing
3/26/12
Mongi Dhaouadi, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations , Connecticut Chapter, hosted the meeting, which he organized with activist Chris Gauvreau...
Steve Russell
3/20/12

Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it....

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