More: sovereignty

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Peter d'Errico: Asserting sovereignty under the watchful eyes of domination
Opinion | World
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.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
Environment | Law | National
Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
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.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas (August 7, 2017)
There is a false assumption today that Native people have inherited from our ancestors an obligation to meekly accept dominating ideas and judgment, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
Business | Law | National | Politics
Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations (July 24, 2017)
Our original nations did not develop the words that are now being used to oppress our lives and our territories, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law (July 20, 2017)
Most Native people still do not realize that a mentally created ‘reality’ of Christian domination is embedded in the Johnson v. M’Intosh ruling, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county
Law | National
Bishop Paiute Tribe can proceed with sovereignty complaint against county (July 19, 2017)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe is returning to federal court to face off against a longtime nemesis in California.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations (July 6, 2017)
The U.S. exhibits its purposeful and continual domination of Indians through the use of carefully constructed phrases, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
Environment | Law | National
Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Addressing the real problem with immigration in America
Opinion
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.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National
Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)
Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)
The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

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.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Environment | National | Politics | World
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump (June 19, 2017)
The Trump empire may lead to further recognition of traditional teachings before its over, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network

Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty
Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)
Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood (June 12, 2017)
Not much has changed since the Osage Reign of Terror, thanks to Indians in name only who continue to trade blood for oil, Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs writes on Indian Country Media Network.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

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.

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes (June 2, 2017)
To this day Native nations such as the Cupeños are still forced to operate within the constraints of Christian-premised ideas and arguments

Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute
Law | National
Navajo Nation welcomes victory for 'sovereignty' in land dispute (May 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are hailing a federal appeals court ruling that protects the tribe's sovereignty.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation
Business | Law | National | Trust
Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June (May 25, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

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.

Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples (May 23, 2017)
While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
Health | Law | National | Politics
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

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.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

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.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision
Law | National
Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision (April 27, 2017)
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.

Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House
Opinion
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (April 24, 2017)
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp
Environment | Law | National
Ramapough Lunaape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp (April 20, 2017)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is illegal, according to officials in New Jersey.

Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (April 20, 2017)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.

Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Law | National | Politics
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.

John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court
Law | Opinion | Politics
John Berrey: Indian Country's best nominee for the Supreme Court (April 3, 2017)
Indian country has long sought a Supreme Court nominee like Neil Gorsuch.

William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska
Opinion | World
William Hensley: An Inupiaq perspective on the history of Alaska (March 30, 2017)
In a way, there are two histories of how Alaska came to be American – and two perspectives.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations'
Opinion
Steve Russell: Losing our status as 'domestic dependent nations' (March 27, 2017)
Indian nations have a method to render themselves before U.S. law equal to Walmart, Exxon and Apple.

Steven Newcomb: Getting to the true meaning of our sovereignty
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the true meaning of our sovereignty (March 27, 2017)
The true meaning of indigenous sovereignty is not what we’ve come to know.

Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture
Education | National | Technology
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture (March 24, 2017)
Done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
Law | National | Politics
Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.

Harold Monteau: Tribal governments are abusing their own people
Law | Opinion | Politics
Harold Monteau: Tribal governments are abusing their own people (March 23, 2017)
Recent corruption and Civil Rights abuse of Indians means an Indian Civil Rights Act refresher may be needed.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage
Law | National | Politics
Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)
Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.

Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (March 21, 2017)
An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.

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