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Peter d'Errico: Chief George Manuel broke new ground with 1974 book
Peter d'Errico: Chief George Manuel broke new ground with 1974 book (April 9, 2019)

'The Fourth World' by George Manuel richly deserves its status as a foundational work.


Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case
Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case (March 26, 2019)

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.


Peter d'Errico: New book explores struggles facing Native nations and peoples
Peter d'Errico: New book explores struggles facing Native nations and peoples (January 8, 2019)

American Apartheid by Stephanie Woodard demonstrates that Native Nations and Peoples are alive and active today.


Peter d'Errico: United States admits to genocide in Supreme Court case
Peter d'Errico: United States admits to genocide in Supreme Court case (December 3, 2018)

Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?


Standing up to the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Standing up to the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (October 30, 2018)

Federal Indian law traces back to a religious doctrine that treats indigenous peoples as inferior, as 'heathens' and 'infidels.'


Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book
Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book (August 28, 2017)

With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination
Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination (August 17, 2017)

How can aboriginal sovereignty—from ‘time immemorial’—coexist with British sovereignty created 200 years ago? Peter d'Errico asks the question on Indian Country Media Network.


Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)

Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America
Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America (July 3, 2017)

The debate on immigration requires addressing the domination of the original peoples of the land, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.