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Opinion: Tribal consultation policy goes against disclosure laws (12/12)
Attorney questions new policy released by the California Department of Business Oversight.

John Kane: New York tries to choke tribal tobacco product sales (12/12)
The Native tobacco industry will not lie down for the Governor, his courts or his cops.

Chelsey Luger and Gyasi Ross: Suicide can break a family's spirit (12/12)
This is the last in the Suicide Chronicles series and hopefully a model for one of those uncomfortable conversations.

Steve Russell: Congress sinks the boat unless we rock the boat (12/12)
If this is the best government can do, maybe shutting it down is not such a terrible plan.

Opinion: It's hard to ignore the racial problems with Peter Pan (12/12)
Our portrayal of American Indians matters.

Henry Louis Gates: DNA test won't lead to tribal enrollment card (12/11)
Many people have family lore that suggests they have Native American ancestry.

Jon Kyl: Land swap for mine on sacred Apache land isn't unusual (12/11)
Former U.S. Senator from Arizona supported the Resolution Copper mine when he was in Congress.

Gyasi Ross: It's going take time to remove racism from our DNA (12/11)
I didn't use the tools that were there. I let the Eric Garners and Michael Browns down.

Opinion: Cleveland baseball team does not honor Native people (12/10)
Anyone who puts forth that Native American mascots, in their current form, are a purely honorific representation is wrong.

Terry Rambler: Defense measure raids sacred sites for one mine (12/10)
Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe explains opposition to a copper mine on sacred sites.

Steven Newcomb: UN indigenous rights document remains flawed (12/10)
The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations high level plenary meeting is not going to end anytime soon.

Victor Lopez-Carmen: College must respect indigenous students (12/09)
Member of Oglala Sioux Tribe calls on Ithaca College to improve its Native American studies program.

Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes (12/09)
Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?

Thomas Perez: Labor Department grants open to all tribal nations (12/09)
Going forward, the department will ensure that federally recognized tribes can apply for all of our employment and training grants

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

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization (12/09)
President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.

Helen Danser: Indians represent vital part of Kentucky's history (12/08)
The chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission calls attention to the state's Indian heritage.

Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (12/08)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

Column: School on Pine Ridge Reservation is a 'beacon of hope' (12/08)
New York Times columnist urges readers to support an Indian school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine project (12/08)
Writer at conservative publication claims no sacred sites will be transferred for the Resolution Copper mining project in Arizona.

Steve Russell: DOJ in no position to lecture local law enforcement (12/08)
Either the FBI legend extends to infallibility or Attorney General Eric Holder is in no position to lecture state prosecutors about their reluctance to bring their own officers to book.

Tom Vilsack: USDA is making progress in partnership with tribes (12/05)
This administration has worked each day to provide Native Americans with improved housing, better educational opportunities, clean water and sanitation, and the opportunity to create good jobs.

Editorial: Yakama Nation and state must address gas tax issue (12/05)
Some gas stations on the reservation are selling to non-Indians without imposing a state tax.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol is the most devastating weapon (12/05)
I paid a short visit to our Oglala Sioux tribal courthouse and ended up with a task.

Mary Pember: Facing the historical trauma of boarding schools (12/05)
The Great Hurt was written by retired artist and St. Scholastica College faculty member Carl Gawboy of the Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa.

Editorial: Help needed to keep Mashantucket Tribe museum open (12/04)
Newspaper calls on non-profits to help the tribe keep its state-of-the-art facility up and running.

Michael Connor: Making strides with Cobell land buy-back program (12/04)
An update on the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Karen Diver & Reggie Joule: Tribes take action on climate change (12/04)
The chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band and the mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough discuss their work on climate change task force.

Amanda Blackhorse: Supporters of racist mascot resort to racism (12/04)
This billion-dollar industry of Native mascotry profits off of the degradation of a race, an ethnicity, a culture and religions.

Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives (12/04)
The Declaration provides provisions to help process indigenous land claims, and it gives major emphasis to seeking justice and improving protection for indigenous rights.

Dwanna Robertson: Indian people long exploited by legal system (12/04)
My own research reveals that indigenous men and women deal with unrelenting injustice inherent within the U.S. criminal justice system.

Ed Thomas: A new tribal-state relationship needed for Alaska (12/02)
The president emeritus of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes calls for a mew model of tribal-state relations.

Sharlene Peone: IHS rations out health care to tribal members (12/02)
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is fighting the Indian Health Service over an emergency room bill.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories (12/02)
Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.

Mary Pember: Defining and dealing with our historical trauma (12/02)
Visiting a boarding school on the Bad River Reservation in Wisconsin.

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