Opinions

3/16/15
BY:
Andre Cramblit
Let me start by saving I am not a physician. Anything I’ve written in this or my previous column about my bariatric weight loss surgery (WLS) is purely from my personal experience and/or research. I am not giving any professional or medical advice...
3/15/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1974, Ralph A. Barney, Chief of the Indian Claims Section, Lands Division, in the U.S. Department of Justice, explained the concept of title that the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) had used in its work from 1946-1978. He began by mentioning “...
3/14/15
BY:
Harlan McKosato
Some of my fondest memories attending the University of Oklahoma were whipping up on frat boys on the intramural football fields and basketball courts in the mid-to-late 1980s. They couldn’t stand me. I was their antithesis. I was a brash and...
3/13/15
BY:
Charles Kader
The sports-related biography, “Warrior in the Ring: The Life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer,” authored by Brian D’Ambrosio, has now been released by Riverbend Publishing of Montana. Marvin Camel, champion boxer, is a member of...
3/12/15
BY:
JoDe L. Goudy
The Yakama Nation takes the welfare of our children seriously and we are committed to making decisions in the best interests of our members. A number of issues have been reported regarding the care of Desi Elwell, a minor tribal member currently...
3/12/15
BY:
Jacqueline Keeler
In 1968, Vine Deloria, Jr. opened his famous American Indian manifesto, “Custer Died for Your Sins” with a chapter titled, “Indians Today, the Real and the Unreal.” In it he said, “People can tell just by looking at us what we want, what should be...
3/11/15
BY:
Simon Moya-Smith
The rich age much differently than you and I.
 By the time the inordinately opulent oligarch reaches 70, he's spent a lifetime excessively indulging in anything money or muscle can buy. That's a lot of whores and hubris, caviar and orgies in the...
3/10/15
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
As the tribal disenrollment epidemic only worsens, our trustee—the United States and its Department of Interior—continue to turn a deaf ear to desperate pleas for help from Indians who are facing disenrollment or have already been terminated....
3/9/15
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Professor Colin Calloway's new book, The Victory With No Name, chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S. Army when it invaded Indian lands across the Ohio River in 1791. Calloway, as usual, tells the story well, with lucid...
3/8/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In the 1901 U.S. Supreme Court case Barker v. Harvey, Alejandro Barker and other family members claimed a title to lands in California. The case describes the lands as being “within the limits of the territory ceded to the United States by the...
3/7/15
BY:
André Cramblit
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section. When I was 13 in 7th grade, I weighed 225 pounds. My football coaches loved it, but it was not easy being the brownest and roundest kid in school. I was an...
3/6/15
BY:
Michael Paul Hill
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers. The chemical herbicide was used to remove salt cedars along the rivers so that water runoff from the rain would...
3/5/15
BY:
Karlene Hunter
There has been a lot of media lately regarding cultural insensitivity and/or ignorance at the Oscars and New York City’s Fashion Week. There's always media attention when celebrities are involved. But this is nothing new to the Native community...
3/4/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In a February 17, 2015 article titled “Lake was never given to the tribe” posted on DailyWorld.com, Guy Boudia builds his argument on a tacit and flimsy premise of Christian domination. He attempts to use this against the Quinault Nation, and by...

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