Opinions

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...
9/6/16
BY:
Dave Archambault Sr.
Dave Meyers is the owner of 8,100 acres that the DAPL pipeline will be crossing to get to the Missouri River or Lake Oahe. During the last week of August, he was wondering if there was any Indian graves that might be disturbed by the construction of...
9/6/16
BY:
Johnny Rustywire
Sometimes I think about that place not far from Newcomb. The last night before we left for boarding school, summer had come and gone and it was the last day at home. She was from a place not far from Crumbling House Ruins. She stood there with long...
9/5/16
BY:
Steve Russell
Briefcase warriors who start out meaning to defend their people quickly discover the practical meaning of a lawyer Latin phrase, sui generis. It’s a fancy way to describe a class of one, and it’s the only way to make sense of federal Indian law. U.S...
9/4/16
BY:
Tom Cook
The Supreme Court in 1980 found the United States guilty for basically land misappropriation (stealing), ordered a money payment to the Sioux. The Sioux tribes responded that the Black Hills are not for sale. After maintaining this stance for over a...
9/3/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1491, throughout the immense geographical area now commonly called the Western Hemisphere, our original free nations were existing independent of any Christian European claims of domination in any of our national territories. During our existence...

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