Opinions

5/26/15
BY:
Renae Yellowhorse
To the editor: The proposed Grand Canyon Escalade development, from the get-go, has been a nightmare for Navajo families who are Confluence stakeholders. The land users of southern Bodaway Chapter, where the luxury resort and tram were to locate,...
5/26/15
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Steve Russell
Op-ed writer’s note: The source for the content of communications between Justice Robert H. Jackson and President Harry S. Truman is Professor John Q. Barrett of St. John’s University School of Law, who is probably the foremost living authority on...
5/25/15
BY:
Steven Newcomb
In the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh, Chief Justice Marshall made a statement on behalf of a unanimous court that the United States is still applying to our original nations and peoples one hundred and ninety...
5/24/15
BY:
André Cramblit
Another blip on the otherwise bland radar of white middle class Eurocentric sensationalist information, that is really pabulum for the masses, and passes for news was recently seen. Apparently calling a female names like Beaver Breath and having...
5/24/15
BY:
Valerie Goodness
Stories about dandelions have been told by Native Peoples of Turtle Island for thousands of years. For example, there is an Ojibwe legend about the South Wind falling in love with the dandelion. There are plenty of songs and stories sung and told...
5/23/15
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Matthew Scraper
Rarely, if ever, do I extend myself to a social media rant. This is primarily because I'm not sure that such things ever change opinions and belief systems. That said, I'm going to take a moment to do just that. Feel free to tune out—I won't be...
5/23/15
BY:
Peter d'Errico
Galileo's telescopic observations converted him to the sun-centered view of the planetary system, and thereby made him a target for the Roman Inquisition. The Church was committed to an earth-centered view of the celestial realms. Galileo's deviance...
5/22/15
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Terese Marie Mailhot
Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents. It's bad enough you have to go through all that, but you also have to deal with...
5/21/15
BY:
Crystal Echo Hawk
As a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, and a nonprofit professional for more than 18 years, my work is to challenge my colleagues in philanthropy to examine implicit racial bias within our sector. In recent months, there...
5/20/15
BY:
Harlan McKosato
Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools. The argument against Native high school and college graduates not being able to adorn their caps with a sacred symbol that is...
5/19/15
BY:
Bryan Newland
On May 14, the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs conducted a hearing entitled, “Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.” In advance of the hearing, the Majority Staff ...
5/19/15
BY:
Mark Rogers
An interesting question was posed to me in light of the recent injustice and unrest in Baltimore. The question: is Baltimore or life in Baltimore, comparable to an Indian reservation? On its face, the question seems to be a request for comparison of...
5/18/15
BY:
Mary Annette Pember
On a dark country road in Indian Country, the lessons of childhood come back quickly when the police pull you over. As a nation debates police violence, we should know that Native people are the ethnicity most likely to be killed by law enforcement...
5/17/15
BY:
Gina Sixkiller
I am a woman of mixed races. I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way. I grew up wondering exactly where I fit in. Then I went to an all-Indian technical school. There I was defined by the...

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