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Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty (June 22, 2017)
Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d'Errico praises a new book for offering a 'revealing' perspective of the Dine people.

Peter d'Errico: Defending tribal sovereignty in the post-DAPL era
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Defending tribal sovereignty in the post-DAPL era (June 6, 2017)
The defense of Native sovereignty demands more than an understanding of federal Indian law, writes Peter d'Errico in Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (May 24, 2017)
‘The Northwest Ordinance’ exposes the murky dealings that lead to US jurisdiction extending beyond the 13 colonies.

Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism (May 10, 2017)
Native people's relations with colonialism requires as much clear analysis as possible—to gauge when and where to collaborate, when and where to resist.

Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: The dangers in accepting a colonial view of sovereignty (May 1, 2017)
A careful analysis of the ‘self-government’ rhetoric reveals that beneath the glitter are difficult compromises and dangerous assumptions.

Peter d'Errico: Oneida architect offers indigenous approach to law
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Oneida architect offers indigenous approach to law (April 26, 2017)
Indigenous lawyers need to discard ways of solving problems superimposed by western thought, and follow the model of indigenous architects.

Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law (April 17, 2017)
‘Like a Loaded Weapon’ misses the critical target and exposes Indian rights when it comes to federal Indian law.

Peter d'Errico: Another book turns a blind eye to American history
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Another book turns a blind eye to American history (March 31, 2017)
Stephen Kinzer’s ‘The True Flag’ glosses over American Imperialism preventing a happy ending.

Peter d'Errico: Yankton Sioux Tribe battles Dakota Access in court
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Yankton Sioux Tribe battles Dakota Access in court (February 28, 2017)
In one of the most insightful analyses of facts and strategy on resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the author applauds Yankton Sioux’s complaint that the U.S. Has violated Article VI of the Constitution.

Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (February 23, 2017)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.

Peter d'Errico: Indian Country's 'trustee' isn't trustworthy anymore
Environment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indian Country's 'trustee' isn't trustworthy anymore (February 20, 2017)
When it comes to the Dakota Access Pipeline remember the adage: ‘fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.’

Peter d'Errico: Even Donald Trump can't trample over tribal treaties
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Even Donald Trump can't trample over tribal treaties (February 8, 2017)
The Treaty of 1851 is the law of the land and must be honored.

Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine (January 16, 2017)
'Book goes to the historical and political roots of international colonialism.'

Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador
Environment | Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador (January 2, 2017)
'The Shuar are protesting an invasion of their homelands by a Chinese mining company that would create the world’s second largest open pit copper mine.'

Peter d'Errico: #NoDAPL battle is about tribal self-determination
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: #NoDAPL battle is about tribal self-determination (December 19, 2016)
'Standing Rock people are protecting the water; they are not just protesting.'

Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (December 12, 2016)
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous leaders must stand up for nationhood (November 28, 2016)
'When anti-Indigenous politicians stir up non-Indigenous hate and anger, Indigenous leaders must respond with strong alternative views.'

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabus
Education | Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous thought guides #StandingRockSyllabus (November 21, 2016)
'The battle at Standing Rock to defend Native lands and waters offers a great opportunity for teachers in a range of disciplines.'

Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized (November 7, 2016)
'Most folks probably don't think about archaeology when they look at U.S. federal Indian law—and vice versa.'

Peter d'Errico: Briefcase warriors must defend sovereignty of the original nations
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Briefcase warriors must defend sovereignty of the original nations (September 28, 2016)
'The starting point for any Native litigation that deserves the name 'briefcase warrior' starts with the original free and independent existence of Native Nations.'

Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life (September 26, 2016)
'To 'learn' from 'tribal societies' without destroying them requires recognition of and support for Indigenous self-determination.'

Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in court
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Be bold in fighting Dakota Access Pipeline in court (September 19, 2016)
'The Standing Rock lawsuit presents an opportunity to critique how Indian Nations represent themselves in legal battles.'

Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Friends' continue to embrace negative Indian policy (August 22, 2016)
Every time we confuse Indian sovereignty issues with civil rights issues, we not only miss the point of the Indian struggle, we actually advance the US policy of destroying Indian Nations.

Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book (August 5, 2016)
The title of the concluding chapter in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book says it all: 'Native Americans as Americans.'

Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (July 26, 2016)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.

Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization'
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (July 21, 2016)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.

Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (July 5, 2016)
'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.

Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas critiques federal Indian law (June 23, 2016)
We need not fear engaging with Justice Thomas or anyone else in the American government who wants to challenge the mess in federal Indian law.

Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governance
Opinion | Politics
Peter d'Errico: Voting debate raises questions of self-governance (June 9, 2016)
Indian Country has long debated whether to participate in the ritual of voting in U.S. elections.

Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide
Opinion | Sports
Peter d'Errico: Mascot poll reflects realities of historical genocide (June 1, 2016)
When the dust settles around the Washington Post poll and the social media uproar about 'redskin,' there will still be talk about—and some living—what it means to be Indigenous in the face of a corporate-state world.

Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma
Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma (May 2, 2016)
Attawapiskat and other Native communities have but one way forward: to address each other and challenge the surrounding world at a depth that arises from the soul and meets history, with an aim to recover the balance between spiritual and temporal that allows humans to live free lives.

Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery
Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: UN forum can't forget about Doctrine of Discovery (April 26, 2016)
In a few weeks, we will know whether the U.N. Permanent Forum has forgotten about the Doctrine of Christian Discovery altogether.

Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat (March 30, 2016)
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.

Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courts
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courts (March 25, 2016)
Native government actions that undermine confidence in justice and fairness add fuel to anti-Indian forces.

Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech (March 14, 2016)
Leonardo DiCaprio's speech touches a deep wound inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the initial colonial invasions and reinflicted with every effort to extract more wealth from the Earth, squeeze more life out of people, and despoil what remains for those yet to come.

Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereignty
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Justice Antonin Scalia scorned tribal sovereignty (February 18, 2016)
No matter who gets the seat left by Antonin Scalia, the education of the Supreme Court about the rights of Indigenous Peoples will be a strenuous journey.

Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (January 28, 2016)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.

Peter d'Errico: Armed White men invade tribal territory in Oregon
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Armed White men invade tribal territory in Oregon (January 8, 2016)
So here we are today: An armed group of white men wants to 'reclaim public land for the people.'

Peter d'Errico: Lessons from sovereignty and self-determination
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lessons from sovereignty and self-determination (January 5, 2016)
The American 'state' deployed military and economic coercion to force Indians within the 'reservation' system, subject to over-arching 'state' sovereignty.

Peter d'Errico: Tribal sovereignty attacked in Supreme Court
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Tribal sovereignty attacked in Supreme Court (December 18, 2015)
The oral argument ended as inauspiciously as it opened, cherry-picking Indian sovereignty and presuming the validity of Christian Discovery doctrine.

Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court (December 7, 2015)
Indians need to dig, too, to provide Indigenous views of the fundamental relation between Indians and the United States.

Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian wars continue in our Supreme Court (November 24, 2015)
The US Supreme Court wants to undermine or eliminate what remains of Indian sovereignty.

Peter d'Errico: Time for college to dump the Smallpox General
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Time for college to dump the Smallpox General (November 19, 2015)
The controversy at Amherst College offers yet another opportunity to understand that though a name change doesn't change the past, it ends a celebration of that past.

School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blankets
Education
School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blankets (November 18, 2015)
The namesake of Amherst College was a British military commander who advocated the use of biological warfare in the form of blankets infected with smallpox.

Peter d'Errico: Obama doesn't understand Indian history
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Obama doesn't understand Indian history (November 16, 2015)
Christianity promoted and justified slavery and land theft, in the name of making the whole world our 'own land.'

Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis (July 30, 2015)
Pope Francis seems aware of the unsustainability—or at least unacceptability—of regimes based on the pattern of Christian domination.

Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book explores Mandan people's history of survival (June 11, 2015)
'Encounters at the Heart of the World' is a portrayal of Mandan survivance, in the face of Christian missionaries, proto-capitalist traders, Old World plagues, colonial usurpers, new technologies, and American military force.

Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Lawmakers kill bill for indigenous rights in Canada (May 25, 2015)
For the dominant power in the Canadian government, the notion that it must obtain 'free and informed consent' from anyone—let alone from Aboriginal Peoples—is heresy.

Peter d'Errico: Pope fails to address genocide of Native peoples
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Pope fails to address genocide of Native peoples (April 27, 2015)
Pope Francis speaking out about the Armenian genocide is significant, but the pope has not addressed U.S. history, nor has he looked closely enough at the Christian colonial record.

Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: On new and honest relations with tribal nations (March 19, 2015)
King Kalākaua of Hawaii was the first foreign leader to address a Joint Session of Congress on December 18, 1874.

Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nations
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nations (March 10, 2015)
Professor Colin Calloway's new book chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S. Army when it invaded Indian lands across the Ohio River in 1791.

Peter d'Errico: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights hostile takeover
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights hostile takeover (February 20, 2015)
The San Carlos Apache battle cry to prevent the hostile takeover over of Apache lands by the United States and Rio Tinto mining corporation, goes to the core of U.S. neo-colonialism against Native nations.

Peter d'Errico: Obama touches sore spot with Christianity remark
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Obama touches sore spot with Christianity remark (February 12, 2015)
Historical records show that Christianity was very violent during long periods of its development.

Peter d'Errico: A mistake with sainthood for Indian mission figure
National
Peter d'Errico: A mistake with sainthood for Indian mission figure (February 6, 2015)
Junipero Serra fits the classic model of a Christian missionary: hard at work to 'save' the Indians, as well as their lands, from rival empires.

Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: UN conference wasn't win for indigenous peoples (January 9, 2015)
If the high-level meeting were really a 'World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,' it would have—at a minimum—discussed the Doctrine of Discovery.

Peter d'Errico: Native students raise questions about colonization
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Native students raise questions about colonization (January 6, 2015)
Defense of traditional values runs head on into mass culture, commercialism, and pressures toward uniformity.

Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning (November 13, 2014)
Nipmuc author Larry Spotted Crow Mann explores the National Day of Mourning in a new book.

Peter d'Errico: Kevin Washburn honored by Indian law students
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Kevin Washburn honored by Indian law students (October 30, 2014)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the first recipient of the alumni award from the Native American Law Students Association at Yale Law School.

Peter d'Errico: Navajo Nation tackles the Doctrine of Discovery
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo Nation tackles the Doctrine of Discovery (October 15, 2014)
Praise for Attorney General Harrison Tsosie of Navajo Nation for taking on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.

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