Opinions

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…
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…

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