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John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Where did the Superman in the White House come from? Steve Russell takes a closer look on Indian Country Media Network.
There is class warfare, but it is only visible when the working class fights back, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The right to monetize a tribal name is a collective right, not an individual one, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
To steal relatives and cultures disrespects the people you come from as much as it disrespects the people you exploit for profit, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Mitch McConnell’s Republican answer to Obamacare does not repeal or replace it; it merely repeals taxes for the well-to-do, Cherokee citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network
The purpose of coming down on Kathy Griffin’s tasteless garbage is not to protect Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Is America, let alone Indian country, comfortable with the line of succession after President Trump?
Trump’s odds of resolving the Middle East conflict are about as good as Andrew Jackson’s were in preventing the Civil War.
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.
Two days after President Assad’s government allegedly poisoned a rebel town with a sarin gas attack, President Trump throws 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria.
Indian nations have a method to render themselves before U.S. law equal to Walmart, Exxon and Apple.
The status of domestic, dependent nations was incoherent then and still is.
As the unkept promises continue to stack up, do the voters also forget what he said yesterday?
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Are you following them?
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.
Peggy Fontenot is owed congratulations, not condescending criticism, for being willing to stand up for her right to speak, and to earn a living without unconstitutional interference from the state of Oklahoma.
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'
'Donald Trump came out against tribal sovereignty long before he got into politics.'
'Donald Trump has a record of hostility to tribal sovereignty going back before he got into politics.'
'Agree with it or don’t, the power of jury nullification is real and essentially unreviewable.'
'Donald Trump has a plan to make U.S. government as dysfunctional as any tribal government.'
'Donald Trump has had a Woman Problem from day one, but this latest move is not going to help.'
'Freedom of information can only make our governments better.'
'How much justice can you afford? Do you feel lucky?'
'Legal encounters of the third kind are rare, but the next one may be yours.'
Anonymous has come down on the side of the people standing in the way of the Black Snake….because a person in a Guy Fawkes mask says so.
Our struggle generally, and the struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline in particular, will be short of allies who claim to know better than the mindless corporation on the other side.
It is in this land of John Marshall’s imagination that the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are having a legal encounter of the third kind.
The 2016 elections are finding heights of nuttiness beyond my ken.
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.
The biggest obstacle to crafting one story to govern Indian land titles is that no such story existed that could account for all the facts on the ground.
To say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ignores that most gun deaths are not about good guys and bad guys.
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.
By the time you are pushing 40, you understand why oldies radio stations are common coast to coast.
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?
What are the voters to do? President Trump means we flame out; President Clinton means we rot.
Yes, I have heard men claim with a straight face that paying women equally is bad policy because it's 'anti-family.' They are outliers.
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
Maybe Indian nations labor under the delusion that Indians are different from other people—more docile—and so they will accept alcohol prohibition.
One of Donald Trump’s five principal foreign policy advisors was counsel in a lawsuit to prevent the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking over a dam on tribal land, formerly known as Kerr Dam and now called Salish-Kootenai Dam.
Indians are human beings and the Noble Savage is as mythical as the subhuman cannibals the colonists made up to justify theft and rape and murder.
The GOP line is that a minimum wage 'kills jobs.' You know, like Obamacare was supposed to do?
I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.
Farmers and ranchers have the same right to do business as any other business, but that right does not now include the right to silence critics of inhumane or environmentally unsound practices.
Playing the part of the modern Indian fighter Donald Trump was the second most famous Indian fighter in history after Custer, Andrew Jackson.
In Trumpland, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia does not matter because he is prepared to abrogate treaties with nations not labeled 'domestic, dependent.'
It’s a fair assumption that President Trump will be no friend of Indians generally and tribal sovereignty particularly.
When President Obama puts forward a nominee to replace Justice Scalia, Indians would do well to inquire of other Indians living in the nominee’s legal stomping grounds whether the nominee’s biases run for us or against us.
If Indians attend to what this man is saying, they will see what little they have left at the mercy of persons with no pretense of treaty obligations or awareness of the double-dealing that brought us to this pass.