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Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories
Opinion
Steve Russell: All the Oklahoma tribes came with their own Trail of Tears stories (August 29, 2017)
All the Oklahoma Indians had their Trail of Tears stories, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)
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.

Steve Russell: Racial fantasies and the Superman occupying the White House
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Racial fantasies and the Superman occupying the White House (August 22, 2017)
Where did the Superman in the White House come from? Steve Russell takes a closer look on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race
Opinion
Steve Russell: Poverty in Indian Country -- and in America -- is really about race (August 15, 2017)
There is class warfare, but it is only visible when the working class fights back, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry
Opinion
Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry (August 1, 2017)
The right to monetize a tribal name is a collective right, not an individual one, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee'
Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee' (July 11, 2017)
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.

Steve Russell: Republican answer to Obamacare only benefits the wealthy
Health | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Republican answer to Obamacare only benefits the wealthy (June 27, 2017)
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.

Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
Opinion
Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)
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

Steve Russell: How far is too far? A 'tasteless' anti-Trump joke
Opinion
Steve Russell: How far is too far? A 'tasteless' anti-Trump joke (June 12, 2017)
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.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)
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.

Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (May 18, 2017)
Is America, let alone Indian country, comfortable with the line of succession after President Trump?

Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart'
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart' (May 8, 2017)
Trump’s odds of resolving the Middle East conflict are about as good as Andrew Jackson’s were in preventing the Civil War.

Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America
Education | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (April 24, 2017)
Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.

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.

Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria
Opinion | Politics | World
Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria (April 7, 2017)
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.

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.

Steve Russell: 'Domestic' status of Indian nations invented in 1831
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Domestic' status of Indian nations invented in 1831 (March 21, 2017)
The status of domestic, dependent nations was incoherent then and still is.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump fails to live up to his many promises
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump fails to live up to his many promises (March 16, 2017)
As the unkept promises continue to stack up, do the voters also forget what he said yesterday?

Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government
Health | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Health care lessons from the colonial government (March 13, 2017)
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation

Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even Donald Trump
Opinion
Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even Donald Trump (January 17, 2017)
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? Are you following them?

Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Sovereignty faces serious threat under Donald Trump (January 4, 2017)
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'

Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties
Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (December 23, 2016)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.

Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artists
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Caleb Trotter: New law in Oklahoma hurts legitimate Indian artists (December 9, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (November 30, 2016)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'

Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse'
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Being indigenous after the 'Trump Apocalypse' (November 10, 2016)
'Donald Trump came out against tribal sovereignty long before he got into politics.'

Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Stakes are too high for a presidential protest vote in Indian Country (November 4, 2016)
'Donald Trump has a record of hostility to tribal sovereignty going back before he got into politics.'

Steve Russell: Juries might be only hope after #NoDAPL crackdown
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Juries might be only hope after #NoDAPL crackdown (October 31, 2016)
'Agree with it or don’t, the power of jury nullification is real and essentially unreviewable.'

Steve Russell: The magic of Donald Trump's 'plan' for America
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The magic of Donald Trump's 'plan' for America (October 26, 2016)
'Donald Trump has a plan to make U.S. government as dysfunctional as any tribal government.'

Steve Russell: Donald Trump continues to grope for more votes
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump continues to grope for more votes (October 17, 2016)
'Donald Trump has had a Woman Problem from day one, but this latest move is not going to help.'

Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian Country

Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian Country (October 12, 2016)
'Freedom of information can only make our governments better.'

Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in Arizona
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Indian people can barely afford justice in Arizona (October 10, 2016)
'How much justice can you afford? Do you feel lucky?'

Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline (September 15, 2016)
'Legal encounters of the third kind are rare, but the next one may be yours.'

Steve Russell: Anonymous makes appearance in #NoDAPL fight
Opinion
Steve Russell: Anonymous makes appearance in #NoDAPL fight (September 12, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Legal encounters and the Dakota Access Pipeline (September 9, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Federal Indian law and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Federal Indian law and the Dakota Access Pipeline (September 5, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Getting into the White House is still political science
Opinion
Steve Russell: Getting into the White House is still political science (September 2, 2016)
The 2016 elections are finding heights of nuttiness beyond my ken.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump will hurt Indian Country on purpose (August 16, 2016)
President Trump will not hurt us accidentally. He will hurt us on purpose and he’s said so whenever asked.

Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribes
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribes (August 8, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns
Opinion
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns (July 19, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (July 11, 2016)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.

Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns (July 8, 2016)
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.

Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and times
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and times (July 4, 2016)
By the time you are pushing 40, you understand why oldies radio stations are common coast to coast.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (June 20, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (June 16, 2016)
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.

Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political system
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The dirty business of the American political system (June 13, 2016)
If I were filthy rich, would I invest in trying to buy the government?

Steve Russell: Clintons continue to get away with corrupt actions
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Clintons continue to get away with corrupt actions (June 7, 2016)
What are the voters to do? President Trump means we flame out; President Clinton means we rot.

Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being women
Opinion
Steve Russell: Society continues to punish women for being women (June 6, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (May 19, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian Country
Opinion
Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian Country (May 9, 2016)
Maybe Indian nations labor under the delusion that Indians are different from other people—more docile—and so they will accept alcohol prohibition.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot (April 28, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars
Opinion
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars (April 25, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fight
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fight (April 13, 2016)
The GOP line is that a minimum wage 'kills jobs.' You know, like Obamacare was supposed to do?

Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan
Opinion
Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan (April 4, 2016)
I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.

Steve Russell: Ballot measure 777 threatens waters in Oklahoma
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Ballot measure 777 threatens waters in Oklahoma (March 28, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign (March 21, 2016)
Playing the part of the modern Indian fighter Donald Trump was the second most famous Indian fighter in history after Custer, Andrew Jackson.

Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump (March 18, 2016)
In Trumpland, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia does not matter because he is prepared to abrogate treaties with nations not labeled 'domestic, dependent.'

Steve Russell: Donald Trump means bad news for Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump means bad news for Indian Country (March 17, 2016)
It’s a fair assumption that President Trump will be no friend of Indians generally and tribal sovereignty particularly.

Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme Court
Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Looking for an unbiased justice on Supreme Court (February 29, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies (February 24, 2016)
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.

Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian law
Law | Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong about Indian law (February 15, 2016)
Justice Scalia was a worthy adversary, a man of talent and skill. He was just wrong.

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