Opinions

5/12/15
BY:
David Wilkins
“Every time we carry an eagle feather, that’s sovereignty. Every time we pick berries, that’s sovereignty. Every time we dig roots, that’s sovereignty.” — Billy Frank, Jr., Nisqually Tribal sovereignty is arguably the most important, unifying...
5/11/15
BY:
Steve Russell
Political directions “left” and “right” come from the seating arrangement in the Estates-General (Parliament) at the onset of the French Revolution. Early on, the royalists were seated on the right. Then there were no royalists, but there were still...
5/10/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
I used to be the rez chick, pushing a bundled baby down a gravel road with a stick to ward off dogs. I used to be the rez chick dropping off my baby at subsidized daycare to study for my GED. I used to be the single Mom on the rez, bumming for rides...
5/10/15
BY:
Roger Birdbear
This is the second section of an article discussing transportation deductions from mineral royalties earned on allotted lands. The first section introduced an article from the Office of the Solicitor, and began to refute the claims made in it. This...
5/9/15
BY:
Roger Birdbear
This column, which has been split into two parts for publication, will cover issues surrounding transportation deductions and provide legal justification for the elimination of these deductions. This section will examine an article from the Office...
5/8/15
BY:
Stanley Heller
Connecticut activists working on the mascot issue need some suggestions about movies or other cultural events we could use to educate about Indian nations. There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not...
5/7/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
When there are too many white people at a venue, I get scared. Please don't judge me; my best friend is white (Hi, Rhonda!) I know some great white people, but it is you bad apples who ruin it for your ethnicity. Don't you see you're just playing...
5/6/15
BY:
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-...
5/5/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In the first chapter of The Evolution of Physics (1938), Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld say they are focused on “the adventurous search for knowledge of the physical world,” and that they are “chiefly concerned with the role of thoughts and...
5/4/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In Hal Ashby’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
BY:
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
BY:
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
BY:
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
BY:
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...

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