Opinions

5/24/16
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Adrian Jawort
My 7-year-old daughter Aurelia was recently named a Powwow Princess of her Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy school. A very reserved and introverted girl, she normally shuns attention and still even bashfully hides behind her daddy when people introduce...
5/24/16
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C. Richard King
For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at the name of the local professional football team. In fact, for some, the poll sounds a death knell...
5/23/16
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Steven Newcomb
In 1537, Pope Paul III issued the papal bull Sublimis Deus (Sublime God). The pope did so after being particularly influenced by a priest named Antonio Montesinos who traveled to Rome from the island of Hispanola to argue against the horrific...
5/22/16
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Harold Monteau
In the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12, the Court was asked to resolve the question of whether “Metis” (Mixed Bloods) and “Non-Status Indians” were Indians under the...
5/21/16
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Roger Birdbear
The problems within the Indian Health Service (IHS) are well known. The Senate Special Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing in February on the problems facing IHS, and have posted a video of the hearing, available on the Committee’s website....
5/20/16
BY:
Barbara Malteze

I am a direct descendant of one of the foremost leaders in the Suffragette Movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who worked alongside Susan B. Anthony to achieve the right to vote for women. I am absolutely certain if either Elizabeth, Susan, or any of...
5/19/16
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LaDonna Harris & Samuel Fred Goodhope
I have been working on political revolution since 1968 when I campaigned for Hubert Humphrey. I have always supported presidential candidates who share my values, like Fred Harris, Jesse Jackson, Barry Commoner, Howard Dean and Barack Obama. At the...
5/19/16
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Steve Russell
Any pundit or professor or poobah or peon who tells you the 2016 presidential election is a done deal needs his or her head examined. In the Federalist Papers, the Founders warned about the evils of “factions” but all revolutions have had factions...
5/18/16
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David Lewis
American history consists of history written primarily from the perspectives of white American historians. This is the truth that many Natives live with regularly. As a researcher and scholar I encounter this situation on a daily basis. The main...
5/17/16
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Mathew Nahdee
My generation’s destiny is to bring about the death of colonization, neo-colonialism, and any other forms of systemic government oppression. For centuries, our people have been oppressed by the federal governments of North America. With a lack...
5/16/16
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Steven Newcomb
How are we to accurately interpret the word “reconciliation in the title of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada? One way to address that question is by asking ourselves, “What do the words reconcile, submit, submission, and...
5/15/16
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Cynthia Coleman Emery
The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California. The judgment means a landmark legal decision recognizes the authority of Native tribes...
5/14/16
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David Shorter
In 2002, I began working on my first website that would feature ethnographic and self-representations of the Yoeme people in northwest Mexico. I had worked with family members in various Yoeme pueblos since 1992 and I finished my doctoral...
5/13/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
Jody Wilson is the former Education Program Manager for the “San Salvador” build site of the San Diego Maritime Museum. She recently found on the Internet a 2014 proposal to build a statue to honor the Spanish conquistador Vasco Nuñez de Balboa. The...

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