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'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success
'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success (February 11, 2020)

A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.


Joe Valandra: Paternal systems are still alive and well at the BIA
Joe Valandra: Paternal systems are still alive and well at the BIA (July 13, 2012)

"The Bureau of Indian Affairs website declares, “The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of...


Joe Valandra: Preparing Indian warriors for   bigger battles
Joe Valandra: Preparing Indian warriors for bigger battles (April 19, 2011)

"About 140 years ago, my Lakota Grandfathers and their allies won a great victory in a battle over the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at the Greasy Grass River (Little Bighorn) in...