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Filed Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Native Americans are citizens in our nations (03/03)
What difference does it make to the displaced, disenfranchised, oppressed and marginalized people if the insane destructive, disruptive or fractionalizing policies of plenary authority of one people over another is imposed in the name of 'manifest destiny' or religious doctrine?

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Tap into the knowledge and power of our nations (03/02)
Of course, we all know that every one of our nations was hammered hard by the merciles and unrelenting forces of invasive colonial powers, intent on claiming dominion over our lands, lives, and liberties.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (02/25)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska's unfinished business is tribal sovereignty (02/20)
Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty? A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick 'yes.'

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Let's rethink federal policy toward tribal sovereignty (02/19)
The Enrolled Tribe says it is sovereign and above the rule of law. All other citizens do, and will, bear the burdens of the Tribe’s actions.

Filed Under: Law
Bishop Paiute Tribe defends officer facing charges in county (02/17)
The tribe says the charges against officer Daniel Johnson are an affront to its sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty (02/09)
Tribal governments have unique legal and political relationships with the federal government as provided by the Constitution of the United States.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: The legal consequences of tribal disenrollments (02/03)
Although disenrollment fundamentally converts Indians to non-Indians, offending tribes fail to appreciate that disenrollment also erodes the very sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction that Indian Country has fought so hard to restore.

Filed Under: Opinion
Luis Alejo: Apologize to the Chumash Tribe for 'hurtful' remarks (01/30)
The ugly truth is that Native people were placed on reservations that look nothing like their original homelands.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Opinion
Benjamin Agimuk: Regional tribal government can work in Alaska (01/20)
Alaska's tribes are the weakest in the nation. We were never treated as sovereign until well after statehood.

Filed Under: Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation's modern path to sovereignty (01/20)
As our newly elected leaders face challenges and our citizens feel a sense of crisis in our leadership, I offer my words as reflection on the past and the future of our nation.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
MPR: Red Lake Nation takes a small step towards legal marijuana (01/16)
David Manuel, an enrolled member of Red Lake Nation and an advocate for producing marijuana, argues that the industry would provide an economic opportunity for Red Lake.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Chumash Tribe slams official for questioning 'reservation system' (01/16)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe must repeatedly battle local officials who don't respect its sovereignty.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (01/16)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ray Cook: Resolution for 2015 -- Use our lands or lose our lands (01/07)
No one stole our lands; if they did then, where did they take them?

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Protecting tribal sovereignty fits into GOP philosophy (12/31)
Attorneys Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead wonder if a Republican majority in Congress will benefit Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Dennis Hastings: Omaha tribal sovereignty for 2015 and beyond (12/26)
The Omaha now have an undisputed right to exercise their tribal sovereignty among the ancestral lands of the original 1854 Reservation external boundaries.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (12/09)
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty (11/28)
Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.

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