Opinions

6/19/15
BY:
Gary Davis
On Tuesday, leaders from across Indian Country gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for the New Day Now rally, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development during our Reservation Economic Summit (RES). Designed to affirm...
6/18/15
BY:
David E. Wilkins
There isn’t a day that goes by in Indian Country that we don’t hear something about the Seven Generations. From respected leaders like NCAI Chair, Brian Cladoosby, to just about every Native high school or collegiate valedictorian giving a...
6/17/15
BY:
Amy Hornby Uribe
On most days, I love the products that Hobby Lobby sells and have chosen to overlook many of the reasons the company has received negative press in recent years. However, after shopping at the store in Onalaska, Wisconsin, recently, I am saddened by...
6/16/15
BY:
John Guenther
This is a call to athletes to step up and tell sports owners what your personal beliefs are, and refuse to continue to support a racist name. You know who you are and you need to take this very seriously. I recently heard Richard Sherman from the...
6/15/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
I recently came across the book Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992), edited by Richard H. Brown. In his chapter “Poetics, Politics, and Truth,” Professor Brown talks about the...
6/14/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
I should get paid for how much grief Dan Snyder has caused me. Natives are on everything from butter to sports memorabilia, from Jeep Cherokees to motorcycles, and from tobacco to jerky. We are everywhere and not seeing enough of the jerky. It's bad...
6/13/15
BY:
Alex Jacobs
Back before the American Revolution, the Mohawks in New York saw these people come to work and settle along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. They were Palatine Germans, or Mennonites, or Amish, religious and poor Germans who fled war and were not...
6/12/15
BY:
Steve Russell
Nils Christie walked on May 27 and this world is poorer for his departure. Why should people on this continent care about the death of a Norwegian criminologist? No reason, I suppose, if we think we’ve really got a handle on that crime thing. We do...
6/11/15
BY:
Peter d'Errico
When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engrossing, original narrative showing...
6/10/15
BY:
Terese Marie Mailhot
  We call it "Indian sick" where I'm from. It's when your body and mind are overcome with hurt and fear. It's when your spirit is overtaken by the ugliness of the world around you. Your heart sinks into your gut and your breathing is slow and...
6/9/15
BY:
Walter Lamar
  The statistics are grim. Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers....
6/8/15
BY:
James Cadwell
As the last names of this year’s graduates were announced in Chamberlain you could hear the drum group singers gain strength with this year's honor song. While the song still remains outside this boarder town gymnasium the singing of the song is...
6/7/15
BY:
Winona LaDuke
“Next time you come talk to us, you bring down your big homey …” Jason Hanks, told the representatives of Enbridge who came for a “ tribal listening session” at the Fond du Lac casino. Jason, from a wild rice harvesting family, came to attend the...
6/6/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
At the University of Oregon (U of O), just south of the administration building, amidst the beautiful green scenery of the campus, is a bronze statue, “The Pioneer Mother.” On the front panel of the statue’s pedestal is the Latin word “PAX” (“Peace...

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