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Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll (03/11)
The tribal council voted to adopt the document as the basis for determining membership.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (03/02)
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (02/16)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (12/15)
Active use of the language and involvement of culture are indispensable to what makes a person Lakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment (10/22)
Solidarity requires other tribal members/citizens to disenroll themselves when others are disenrolled.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (10/20)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Filed Under: Opinion
Chris Bethmann: An Oneida Indian without official documentation (09/08)
Chris Bethmann shares his experience as a descendant of the Oneida Nation of New York without official tribal documentation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Indian people still defined by blood quantum (08/13)
Julianne Jennings discusses how blood and blood quantum have been used to define American Indians and African Americans.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (07/15)
Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Black Indians still subjected to discrimination (07/04)
Julianne Jennings discusses the racism experienced by Black Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Tools of conquest are still being used today (06/17)
Julianne Jennings reflects a chance meeting with a descendant of a military officer who led war against New England tribes.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Lisa Charleyboy: Still looking for love under the Indian Act (04/21)
Lisa Charleyboy explores the difficulties of dating in Canada under the restrictions of the Indian Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment (03/07)
Attorney Gabe Galanda blames the federal government for disenrollment disputes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation (02/21)
Simon Moya-Smith discusses a touchy subject in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people (02/14)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker shares an experience with Indian-on-Indian racism.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status (02/12)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a dispute over a criminal defendant's Indian status.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota work towards constitutional reform (11/21)
Two Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota are working to update their constitutions in light of a historic vote from one of their fellow bands.

Filed Under: National | Politics
White Earth Band removes blood quantum rule from constitution (11/20)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota voted to eliminate a blood quantum requirement from the tribe's constitution.

Filed Under: National | Politics
White Earth Band votes on end to blood quantum requirement (11/19)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota are voting today on a constitutional amendment to eliminate blood quantum.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Just who decides who is an Indian these days? (11/11)
Ruth Hopkins dives into the debate of who is Indian and who is not.

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