Opinions

11/10/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
My son was in tears. He asked me if his grandmother would be deported (she’s a citizen born in Mexico). He’s eleven and a better, kinder person than I am. I told him that she wouldn’t be deported, and that we can afford lawyers, and then I named all...
11/10/16
BY:
Jennifer K. Falcon
Choco Gonzalez Meza, was a tireless activist for the Democratic Party and the head of the Clinton campaign in San Antonio, died on Sunday, October 9 after a battle with cancer. Community Organizer Choco Gonzalez Meza, a Coalhitecan, worked her whole...
11/9/16
BY:
Steve Russell
UPDATED NOVEMBER 11, 2016: This column has been updated to reflect election results not complete when it was written. In addition, the first version listed Florida as having legalized recreational marijuana by referendum. The Florida referendum...
11/9/16
BY:
Alex Jacobs
Bomani Jones didn’t give the “Hoka Hey, it’s a good day to die,” he was just talking about his show #TheRightTime and the social media response that “Today Was a Good Day” on October 27 because he moved the needle in talking about how racism is...
11/8/16
BY:
Tiffany Midge
Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.                                                        ~E.E. Cummings Trust me, I’m a poet. I have all of the words. I have the best words. The most tremendous words. Bigly. Yuge! Those other poets...
11/8/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In 1954, at the opening of the era of Termination, the U.S. Justice Department delivered its legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, and later delivered oral arguments to the Court on that basis. The issue before the Court was whether the Tee-Hit-Ton...
11/7/16
BY:
Erik Stegman
The election is finally here. During a campaign season full of vitriolic rhetoric and disheartening debates about the future of our country, many of us have found ways to survive it by focusing on the positive things happening that give us real hope...
11/7/16
BY:
Tiffany Midge
During a heated standoff between riot police and peaceful protesters, many jingle dress dancers suddenly appeared in the hills overlooking the Standing Rock protest … I mean… the water protector’s camps. "Whoa!" John Counts Enemies shouted upon...
11/6/16
BY:
Lynn Armitage
It’s a lonely world out there, standing on my soapbox in Indian Country stumping for Trump. I was beginning to think I was living on another planet. But since my last column was published, other Martians have stepped forward. And I feel one with the...
11/6/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
I borrowed the title of this column from a 2015 article in "Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress," by Paulette F. Steeves (Cree-Métis), presenting an overview of her research overthrowing the Bering Strait theory. Most folks...
11/5/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
The conversations on sexual assault and survival have escalated during this election. Trump’s recorded conversation with Billy Bush amped up dialogue on how easy it is to be complicit to assault. Billy Bush shouldn’t have laughed off or egged on...
11/5/16
BY:
André Cramblit
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives. Ah yes, ‘tis the season of Columbus Day, Halloween and the American Thanksgiving. This...
11/4/16
BY:
Steve Russell
When The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed the Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, it said neither Trump nor Clinton reaches the "moral and professional standards" the editors would hope to see in a POTUS. That's kinda sorta what...
11/3/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Early one recent morning, I was at the Denver airport, waiting to catch a flight back to the Kumeyaay Nation territory, now commonly called “San Diego.” While walking toward the gate for my flight, I saw the Tattered Covers bookstore. I decided to...

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