Opinions

10/25/16
BY:
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva
We’re nearing the end of a congressional session that saw Native American sovereignty rise to the greatest national prominence it’s had in decades. From the Dakota Access Pipeline to nationwide efforts to protect sacred land and historic sites,...
10/25/16
BY:
Harlan McKosato
“They don’t look like Indians to me, and they don’t look like Indians to (other) Indians.” This was a statement by Donald Trump at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill concerning Indian gaming. He went on to say, “I think I might have more Indian...
10/24/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The Seminole Nation has a high profile in litigation about Indian gaming. In 1991, the Seminole sued the State of Florida under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The Seminole argued Florida had violated IGRA's requirement of "good faith...
10/23/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
Billy Bush and Trump were recorded sounding like virgins in a high school locker room. The thing is—Bush was 34 at the time of the incident and Trump was 59, yet Little Billy is claiming he was a lot younger and immature during the recording? Okay....
10/22/16
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...
10/21/16
BY:
Misty Perkins
We are in a time of great change. People all over the world are raising their voices for causes in defense of the earth. Thanks to the internet and social media, these causes are actually gaining momentum. As attention is drawn away from the media...
10/20/16
BY:
Duane Yazzie
Dear Editor and readers of ICTMN, In struggles throughout history there is a positive and negative side, justice versus injustice, good against evil. The standoff at Standing Rock is such a story. The Energy Transfer Partners with its Dakota Access...
10/19/16
BY:
Harold Monteau
One of the things I have learned in approximately 30 years involved in Federal Indian Law is that Tribal Leaders don’t like to be told “no” or “that wouldn’t work because” or “that might not be legal” or “you probably shouldn’t do that” or “here are...
10/18/16
BY:
Tiffany Midge
Prompted by a creepy clown threat posted on a Colorado student’s Facebook account, along with the onslaught of creepy clown sightings and situations occurring all across the country in two dozen states, several Colorado public schools have imposed a...
10/17/16
BY:
Mike Myers
The past seven months have been an interesting succession of opportunities, challenges and lessons learned as my business partners and myself have moved forward on three ventures – developing an LED assembly and testing operation; acquiring a solar...
10/16/16
BY:
Lynn Armitage
I am a politically incorrect Indian. (See what I did there?) I march to the beat of a different party drum. Historically, Native Americans have aligned with Democrats, the party of big government, which quite frankly, I have never understood. After...
10/15/16
BY:
Amy Moore & Mike Taylor
Gustavo had come a long way from the jungles of Brazil where his Indian tribe lives. From a very young age, he was groomed by his grandfather to be a tribal medicine man and he knew the flora and fauna of the forest intimately. But as fate would...
10/14/16
BY:
Charles Kader
The time is nigh for the 2016 race for the White House. Prime time contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump are dominating the news cycles while an increasingly weary American electorate remains divided along Democrat and Republican...
10/13/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
In this coming election Jill Stein has become a legitimate candidate for Native people. Our options are slim: Trump, being evil incarnate, Hillary, being morally ambiguous, and Gary Johnson—a running joke well on his way to obscurity. It’s like...

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