Opinions

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...
10/12/16
BY:
Steve Russell
I’ve recently come from the Native American Journalists Association meeting in New Orleans and, as usual, NAJA brings freedom of the press within Indian Country front and center. As a judge, I consider the lack of an independent judiciary to be a...
10/11/16
BY:
Misty Perkins
If history has shown us one thing, it is that this system fears a culture that honors the earth as sacred simply because they will not participate in its destruction and they will die to protect it; this system will kill whole races of peoples to...
10/10/16
BY:
Carly McIntosh
It has taken years for women to walk from the extreme violence they are being abused with from their husbands, boyfriends, and even their family members. The list of violence that women have had to live through is long, a few examples sexual...
10/9/16
BY:
Steve Russell
In the criminal justice system, we speak of “charging for the use of the courtroom,” or “charging rent” for short. If that does not get your attention, it should, because you pay taxes to keep courtrooms and judges available if you need them. You...
10/8/16
BY:
Michael Paul Hill
For the past several years, I have been observing many people from San Carlos and Globe succumbing to the devastating illness of cancers and like problems. Even though cancer is only one disease there is a myriad of illnesses that we have in...
10/7/16
BY:
Lynn Armitage
Last weekend, I attended the 2016 Native American Journalists Association Conference in New Orleans. It promised to be a thrilling, new adventure for me: my first NAJA Conference and first time to The Big Easy. Gumbo, jazz and beignets aside, I was...
10/6/16
BY:
Melissa Smith
For me, it's not so much that wolves should remain on the Endangered Species List for biological reasons, although that argument is valid, but certainly they should remain on the ESL until democracy and transparency exist in both state and federal...
10/5/16
BY:
Toni Tsatoke
Some days I leave my classroom unsure that what I have taught has any real effect on my students, but then there are days like today. Today, we revisited the era of the Indian Removal Act and specifically the impact that President Andrew Jackson and...
10/4/16
BY:
Winona LaDuke
This is an epic moment and the path forward is clear. I am writing to share our Standing Rock campaign work with you, protecting Mother Earth from the Dakota Access pipeline, and to ask you to join us over the months ahead. Now is the time. For...
10/3/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
We are able to think back to a time when our ancestors were living entirely free from and independent of ideas developed across the Atlantic Ocean in a place called Christendom. We know that our Native ancestors were in no way subject to Christian...

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