Opinions

5/4/15
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Steven Newcomb
In Stanley Kubrick’s movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers, at the end of the film there is a pyramid with an “all seeing eye,” and the slogan “Life is A State of Mind.” In The Universe and Dr. Einstein, Lincoln Barnett says that as a result of...
5/3/15
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David MacKinnon & Sandra J.T.M. Evers
Can the European discovery and acquisition of land in America, either in intent or execution, be properly characterized as a project to pursue the “holy and praiseworthy” work of encouraging the rise and spread of the Catholic faith? Let’s pause for...
5/2/15
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Camaray Devalos
It’s strange sometimes, when you start getting into activism; when you start unlearning the lies of a country founded on genocide and thievery. It suddenly turns the concept of activism into something very real, something that must be done not for...
5/1/15
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Amalia Rubin
Adam Sandler, I am a Jew. Although we don’t share the same taste in comedy, I had always loved that you put Jews out there. You made us visible. From the subtle, like the marriage under the Chupah in 50 First Dates to making it possible to laugh at...
5/1/15
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Terese Marie Mailhot
As an Indian woman, I am asked many questions, like, “Do you pay for college,” or, “What's my spirit animal?” The question I find most abhorrent is, “Do you feel caught between the old ways and the modern world?” This conflict seems like something a...
4/30/15
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Allison Renville
Over the last decade, across Indian Country there hasn’t been a more influential figure in America such as Barack Obama, as a then 24 year old who had experienced several state campaigns I had no idea what was in store for me. My first encounter...
4/29/15
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Anthony Broadman & Chase Iron Eyes
Just as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker, 448 U.S. 136, 143 (1980), has been construed to allow state governments to reach into Indian country and collect taxes on reservation transactions involving non-...
4/28/15
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Steven Newcomb
On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome. What’s the occasion for the “celebration?” The event will honor Junipero Serra, who was a Roman Catholic missionary, and, therefore, an...
4/27/15
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Bronson Kaahui
Polynesians were among the world’s greatest explorers, mastering the science of celestial navigation, which allowed them to explore and colonize the world’s largest ocean at a time when most European vessels dared not venture beyond sight of land....
4/26/15
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Steve Russell
Jim Obergefell’s grief is on the verge of being written into legal history this year, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does in the case that bears his name. On June 26, 2013, Obergefell’s partner of over 20 years, John Arthur, was dying of Lou...
4/26/15
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Terese Marie Mailhot
There was another funeral on the rez last week. This time it was my cousin, Sonny Bobb. This is the fifth death this year, and it's only April. I'm tired of death, and there's no respite. I had never felt like a statistic until I realized my family...
4/25/15
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Peter d'Errico
Pope Francis recently trumped political correctness on yet another sensitive topic: the Turkish massacre of Armenian people 100 years ago. The pope's remarks were made at a commemoration mass in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome for the centenary of...
4/24/15
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Ed Rice
Our campaign to end the use of Native American nicknames and mascots by Maine’s public schools has reached the last community, Skowhegan, still clinging to the tenets protected by acceptable institutional racism. With former Penobscot Chief Barry...
4/23/15
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Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy
Montana is fortunate to be home to eight tribal nations that have played an important role in our state’s heritage and culture. When the framers drafted our state’s constitution, they recognized the importance of these sovereign nations. What they...

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