Home > Opinion

Latest Stories

Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (03/27)
The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.

Opinion: Navajo Nation enacts 'sin tax' on unhealthy products (03/27)
The Navajos passed a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with 'minimal-to-no-nutritional value.'

Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting' (03/27)
Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.

Gyasi Ross: Funerals become family reunions in Indian Country (03/27)
At this very moment, all of us are missing out the life of someone we say we care about and love.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives look 10,000 years into the future (03/27)
What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do?

Ivan Star: The influences of boarding school and Vietnam War (03/27)
I have been struggling for many long solitary years with certain facets of my adult life

Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny (03/26)
American Indians have a long history of having to adjust to forced changes to their way of life.

Native Youth: Bring dental therapy providers to Indian Country (03/26)
Leaders of sovereign Indian nations are the authority to decide whether they use dental therapy to help improve the quality of health care for us.

Richard Iron Cloud: Remove murderer's name from sacred peak (03/26)
I stand in solidarity with esteemed Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart who points out the highest peak in He Sapa (Black Hills) is named after a general who massacred Sioux women and children.

Steven Newcomb: Native nations still under dominating process (03/26)
The Doctrine of Discovery has always been about Domination and Dehumanization

Mike Myers: Effects of historical trauma linger in Indian Country (03/24)
Our challenge is to build a model of indigenous nationhood founded on our original principles and teachings that will endure seven generations into the future.

Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too (03/24)
I'll protect children first before I protect anyone's right to harm them.

Opinion: Huge tax advantages for marijuana in Indian Country (03/23)
Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses.

Jay Daniels: States still trying to take Indian land and money (03/23)
It would probably be in our best interest to not close our eyes when negotiating with lawyers and politicians.

Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues (03/23)
What people don’t realize is there are real Natives out there who have been truly affected and psychologically damaged by sports mascots.

Ryan Winn: Tribal colleges committed to improving lives of all (03/23)
On average, a degree at a TCU costs a student $14,566 annually, which is below the national average of $20,234.

Ruth Hopkins: In praise of many mighty Native women leaders (03/23)
Girls need to see their grown counterparts shine. They need positive role models to venerate; supreme examples of indigenous womanhood to aspire to.

Melvin Lee Houston: Healing the wounds of the Dakota people (03/23)
We, as Dakota people, have a shared history of exile, pain and grief.

Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

David Wilkins: Even the dead can't escape tribal disenrollment (03/20)
The very fabric of the cosmos as we have always understood it is being assaulted through recent attempts to engage in the loathsome practice of disenrollment of deceased tribal members.

Anthony Broadman: Court expands state powers on tribal land (03/20)
The Washington State Supreme Court wove new threads into the already tangled web of Washington partial P.L. 280 jurisprudence.

Opinion: Nation needs even more discussion on racial matters (03/20)
Once a subject left to be discussed by civil rights leaders, organizers and a few non-profits, race is now a topic for many.

Opinion: American racism began with first landing at Plymouth (03/19)
Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky discusses the roots of American racism with professor George Yancy.

Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations (03/19)
King Kalākaua of Hawaii was the first foreign leader to address a Joint Session of Congress on December 18, 1874.

Winona LaDuke: A far away Irish tribute to the Choctaw Nation (03/19)
Let us recognize the fine relationship between Native people of the Americas and the Irish.

Steven Newcomb: The origins of federal Indian law and policy (03/19)
As a result of the United States’ successful construction of a world of domination, our nations are deemed in that world to exist in subjection to 'U.S. sovereignty and independence.'

House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (03/18)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (03/18)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.

Column: Replace an Indian killer on $20 bill with Wilma Mankiller (03/18)
It’s not radical to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.

Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Andre Cramblit: A journey continues after weight loss surgery (03/18)
Prior to my surgery I weighed 370 pounds and had a BMI of 55.

Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner (03/18)
'Redskins' is certainly immoral, and it’s scandalous that public disparaging of Native peoples is still practiced in 21st century.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (03/17)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.

Ruth Hopkins: Tribes must exercise sovereignty over their data (03/17)
While we were watching Netflix, organizing ITunes playlists and downloading the latest apps, the NSA was hard at work building an elaborate infrastructure that allows it to intercept the vast majority of human communications.

Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations (03/16)
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.