Opinions

10/29/16
BY:
Greg Harman
TERLINGUA, Texas—“Did you not see that stop sign back there?” The sheriff’s deputy is at my window, waiting for my license and registration. Who doesn’t stop at a stop sign with a rack of police lights creeping along in the rearview? Of course I had…
10/29/16
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Donna Ennis
The fast-tracking of the Dakota Access Pipeline is another example of the federal government granting the construction of potentially hazardous projects near or through tribal lands, waters and cultural places without including the tribe in the…
10/28/16
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Terese Mailhot
In New Hampshire Elizabeth Warren recently rallied support for Hillary Clinton. Her speech was empowering, delivering the no nonsense, truth-telling she’s known for. “Nasty women have really had it with guys like you,” Warren said. “Get this Donald…
10/28/16
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Anne Keala Kelly
It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, Indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while…
10/27/16
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Toni L. Tsatoke
If Native Americans are the “invisible” race, subject to systematic marginalization and institutional racism, then the women that belong to this population are on the fringe of the margins, in terms of social rights and politic power. Time and time…
10/27/16
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Jyl M. Wheaton-Abraham
On August 15 I received the following email, “ATTENTION!!! We need your help! A corporation is trying to build a oil pipeline in North Dakota. We need more people to be here!” The message stated the US Army Corps of Engineers was violating the…
10/27/16
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Steven Newcomb
There are different shades of truth in the English language. For example, there are “half-truths,” “partial truths” and “hidden truths.” Whenever I see the phrase “Truth and Reconciliation” being used in Canada, I think of a hidden truth that is…
10/26/16
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Dave Archambault Sr.
On October 10, the day the United States officially celebrated the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, Shailene Woodley was arrested for riotous trespassing behavior near St. Anthony, North Dakota. Shailene and a few hundred demonstrators…
10/26/16
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Steve Russell
I’ve spent a lot of time paying attention to tribal governments and it’s frustrating for an advocate of tribal sovereignty. “Traditional” is a shibboleth that must get lip service, but observing tradition is at best a complex shell game. If it means…
10/25/16
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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