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Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The hypocrisy of race and Cherokee citizenship (07/28)
One of the whitest Indian nations by blood is now litigating to expel its black citizens, many of whom have more Cherokee blood than the white citizens so eager to see them expelled.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Donald Trump hasn't shown me his documentation (07/10)
Since I read history, I consider all the colonists to be undocumented but, unlike The Donald Trump, I understand that most of them are decent people as individuals.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Steve Russell: Professor outed as Cherokee fraud once again (07/01)
How can you be an Indian without knowing which of your relatives is Indian?

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: United States doesn't really have a handle on crime (06/12)
We do not have a handle on crime when we think criminals are really different from us because they are evil but they are really like us.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Tribal governments face 'public money' challenge (06/04)
President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s 'pivot to Asia'—if it happens.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Take fight over sacred Apache site to higher court (06/03)
Article 20 of the American Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of conscience and religion, a freedom that the Apaches cannot enjoy with their sacred sites destroyed.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: National sovereignty cannot cloak all evil conduct (05/26)
In a very real sense, the United States of America originated the idea that the sovereignty of a Westphalian nation-state cannot cloak all evil conduct.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: About that 'obsession' with tribal sovereignty (05/18)
Our people do not know what they want or why they want it, let alone how to state it in the simple terms—the slogans—that inspire mass action.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Indian Country isn't divided into 'left' or 'right' (05/12)
The Democratic and Republican parties represent a very narrow lane in the autobahn of world politics.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Same-sex marriage back before Supreme Court (04/27)
Indians who live in their homelands and wish to solemnize a relationship with a same sex partner must do so, if at all, under tribal law.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The broken myths of race and racial supremacy (04/21)
Race used to be a big part of the mainstream scientific narrative about how human existence was ordered.

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Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (04/17)
The horrors of President Jackson’s Removal and the widespread and sometimes violent resistance to allotment of our reservations that created Oklahoma were threats to our immediate ancestors we learned about at home or did not learn.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Steve Russell: Shocking students with the truth about US history (04/13)
There’s a word, sophomoric, that describes one of the few downsides of the professoring trade. If you teach college students, it describes your very own personal Groundhog Day.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Some more lessons in bargain basement investing (04/09)
One of the earliest surprises I got from wading into stock picking was that good news for Main Street is often seen by Wall Street as bad news.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Free speech protects jerks like NFL team owner (03/18)
'Redskins' is certainly immoral, and it’s scandalous that public disparaging of Native peoples is still practiced in 21st century.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Cherokees learned discrimination from colonists (02/25)
The colonists did not want any females signing treaties, regardless of their representative status.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Thoughts on Obama's speech at prayer breakfast (02/23)
Every Indian I’ve consulted about it thought Obama let his own religion off way too easily.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Rumblings from a world leader with odd views (02/16)
Turkey used to be the only majority Muslim nation that appeared to get the separation of mosque and state right.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Militant promises to bring Islam to Indian Country (02/09)
Indians have gotten an increasing amount of attention from Islam of late.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: The clown car of early GOP presidential hopefuls (02/02)
I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United.

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