Garrett Epps: Supreme Court and the outposts of the empire (December 21, 2015)
Years of conquest, purchase, and outright theft have given the nation hundreds of Indian reservations, Rancherias, Pueblos, and Native Villages, which are separated 'dependent nations' incorporated through treaties.
Tim Giago: Remembering old Lakota friends at Christmastime (December 21, 2015)
As Christmas Day draws near, I think of my friends who have journeyed to the spirit world.
Ruth Hopkins: Fake Indians claim religious right to marijuana (December 21, 2015)
Claiming marijuana as part of our spirituality to avoid catching a case threatens the rights of actual Natives who deserve protection under the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country (December 21, 2015)
The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.
Matthew Birkhold: Supreme Court to hear reservation dispute (December 21, 2015)
The Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear Nebraska v. Parker offers an opportunity for the American justice system to demonstrate that it has since developed a more enlightened and nuanced jurisprudence.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Feeling nostalgic about returning to rez (December 21, 2015)
The rez can be tough, growing up without, receiving a lackluster education, and dealing with the disparity Natives are subjected to.
Steve Russell: Democrats smooth debates for Hillary Clinton (December 21, 2015)
It’s hard to cross the distance between the public interest and the political debate while limited by the speed of light, but some political rules never change.
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