Opinions

9/18/16
BY:
Carolyn Raffensperger
The battle cries across the length of Dakota Access’ crude oil pipeline are “Water is Life” and “For Future Generations.” These cries have been clearest at Standing Rock where a vast Indigenous community is defending the drinking water of the Tribe...
9/17/16
BY:
Terri Miles
I’m heading along the 1806 in North Dakota and thinking maybe when people pass through the checkpoint, er...I mean "information point" on their way south from Bismarck along the 1806 and just north of the Sacred Stone Camp by 25 miles, they should...
9/16/16
BY:
Johnny Rustywire
Some said he was too mean; others said he was just gruff. He was a big, rough, and a hard person. His name was Hashke—it means angry and mad in the Navajo way of speaking. His name fit him. Many avoided him and left him alone. He always found a way...
9/15/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Click here if you missed Part 1; click here if you missed Part 2. Some people who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) say they oppose eminent domain powers—the very existence of eminent domain powers. This is nonsense. Without eminent domain,...
9/14/16
BY:
Carlyle W. Begay
The results have been in for some time and the conclusion is alarming: government-run schools have failed and continue to fail Native American kids from coast to coast.  This is why I am concerned with a recent opinion piece by reporter Tanya Lee,...
9/13/16
BY:
Jori Kaniehtakohe Rourke
I had been reading and watching everything I could on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against big oil. Watching the events that unfolded two weekends ago, I was in tears. Seeing the...
9/12/16
BY:
Steve Russell
The point of Anonymous is that it’s anonymous and every Guy Fawkes mask looks like every other Guy Fawkes mask. That creates an uncertainty factor around a threat by Anonymous that is, in itself, a force multiplier. I report that Anonymous has come...
9/11/16
BY:
Ryan Winn
Donald Trump wants minorities to vote for him. He’s reaching out to different races that he’s described as “living in poverty” in neighborhoods that are “more dangerous than war zones.” He repeatedly followed his assessments by implying his policies...
9/10/16
BY:
Donna M. Loring
Maine is the Whitest State in the Country. We as Wabanki Tribes in Maine live behind a White Curtain of poverty, bigotry and isolation from the rest of Indian Country. Nearly five years ago the State of Maine elected Paul R. LePage as its Governor....
9/9/16
BY:
Liz Perez Halperin
As summer comes to a close, while BBQ’s are being flamed up one last time, the media wants many of us to get caught up on choosing sides about the appropriateness of athletes sitting down during the playing of the national anthem, or trading “worst-...
9/9/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Click here if you missed Part 1. My first arrest in Austin (not to be confused with first arrest ever) was over my violation of a city ordinance regulating parades. People opposed to the Vietnam War had applied for a parade permit and had the permit...
9/8/16
BY:
Jim Gray
I think there's a visceral reaction that prevents some people in the non-Indian community to find solidarity with today's Native American issues. Whether it's gaming, Indian children in the foster care program, religious freedom, sacred sites, or...
9/7/16
BY:
Mike Myers
Click here to read Part 1. After about 60 days of the siege of Wounded Knee we received word at Crow Dog Camp that the battle may be ending soon and that we should prepare to leave. All together the siege lasted 71 days, the longest such event...
9/7/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In my column, “The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Law of Christendom,” I quoted Judge Catron of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, “Our claim is based on the right to coerce obedience” which, he asserted, is the “law of the land” used by the United...

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