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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Maine tribes assert sovereignty and sever relationship with state (05/28)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their efforts to work with the state have failed.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Maine tribes hold rally after withdrawing from state Legislature (05/26)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe said their attempts to work with the state have been futile.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mary Ann Andreas: Candidates must keep informed about tribes (05/26)
Anyone who seeks or holds public office in the United States today needs to be more informed about this country's first Americans — their history, policies and issues.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: National sovereignty cannot cloak all evil conduct (05/26)
In a very real sense, the United States of America originated the idea that the sovereignty of a Westphalian nation-state cannot cloak all evil conduct.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: U.S. perpetuates dominance over our nations (05/25)
The United States is working to incorporate into the United Nations’ system-wide action plan, the U.S. federal Indian law and policy system of 'subjection.'

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: About that 'obsession' with tribal sovereignty (05/18)
Our people do not know what they want or why they want it, let alone how to state it in the simple terms—the slogans—that inspire mass action.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (05/13)
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Disenrollments aren't about tribal sovereignty (05/12)
Tribal politicians and jurists who work to disenroll legitimate Native citizens justify their perverted behavior by wrapping themselves in the cloak of sovereign power.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Debating our existence as 'tribes' or nations (05/05)
Were there 'tribes' existing here in our part of the world before the Christian Europeans invasively arrived with that word?

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | World
Opinion: Join 'Long March to Rome' to support indigenous rights (05/04)
Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples alike can benefit from learning how the 15th century Vatican manufactured a system of inequality to legitimize first the slave trade and thereafter the assertion of sovereignty over the New World.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage could impact tribes (04/29)
The outcome may not force tribes to recognize same-sex marriage but it could put pressure on them to do so.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes (04/29)
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.

Filed Under: Opinion
Carter Cates: Maine governor doesn't want to hear from tribes (04/28)
The governor’s actions these past few days seem abrupt, like those of an angry child so quick to take away something that was given.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (04/27)
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the authority of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in December 2013 but the case has yet to be resolved in federal court.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Same-sex marriage back before Supreme Court (04/27)
Indians who live in their homelands and wish to solemnize a relationship with a same sex partner must do so, if at all, under tribal law.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Maine governor fails to treat sovereign tribes as equals (04/23)
There is a lot of work to be done to build a relationship of mutual trust, and the state has a responsibility to meet the tribes at least halfway.

Filed Under: Opinion
Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (04/22)
Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
National Park Service proposes rule for tribal gathering of plants (04/20)
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants and plant parts in national parks and monuments.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Tribal sovereignty or original independence? (04/20)
To this day we are rightfully free of the colonizers’ imposed words and ideas of domination. It’s just many of us have not yet grasped and acted on this critical point.

Filed Under: Opinion
John Guenther: Tribes should not allow marijuana on their land (04/20)
With heightened acceptance more and more youth are abusing the drug. Eventually drug laws will be enforced and an entire industry will come tumbling down.

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