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Editorial: Navajo Nation goofed on business deal (May 26, 2008)

"Before leaping headfirst into a major business decision, proper research and investigation must be performed to determine if any project is worth the investment of time and money. It's something called "due diligence" in the business world. Those two words...

Editorial: Tough times for Mashantucket Tribe (May 26, 2008)

"Any sovereign democracy is going to face tumultuous times. Such a time is at hand for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe where a large group of members is agitating to have more of a say in their government. They're upset, and...

Opinion: Pass Tribal Foster Care and Adoption Act (May 26, 2008)

"As a Montana foster and adoptive parent, tribal leader, and co-founder of the Indian Child and Family Resource Center, I have met and interacted with many of these vulnerable children and youth. I have heard their stories, shared their pain...

Editorial: Fight Oneida land-into-trust decision (May 26, 2008)

"The U.S. Department of the Interior’s land-into-trust ruling cannot stand. As written, it promises an endless tangle of disputes and lawsuits. It creates a new map of Oneida and Madison counties that’s simply unworkable. And numerous issues of fairness and...

Opinion: Columbia River tribes sign historic deal (May 26, 2008)

"It was indeed a historic event earlier this month when the Yakama Nation joined with three other Columbia River tribes -- Warm Springs, Umatilla and Colville -- to approve an agreement that, if given a chance, should get salmon restoration...

Reservation schools see decline in enrollment (May 26, 2008)

Public schools on the Crow Reservation in Montana have seen a decline in student enrollment as parents send their children off the reservation. Most older members of the Crow Tribe went to school on the reservation. But at the...

Opinion: Yankton Sioux opposition to hog farm (May 26, 2008)

"The Ihanktonwan Dakota (Yankton Sioux Tribe) and friends stand in peaceful protest against a swine factory farm development just north of Marty. Two recent reports spell out loud and clear why factory farms harm our health as well as our...

Opinion: Not all lobbyists are fat cats...just some (May 26, 2008)

"Myth 1: Lobbyists are all wealthy fat cats. Oh, how I wish that were true; I might never have left the profession. Certainly, some lobbyists make out exquisitely. The Post's Citizen K Street series last year profiled lobbying star Gerald...

Tim Giago: Parallels in Texas and Indian Country (May 26, 2008)

The upstanding and righteous Christian community had to do something. The people living near them had a religion that was so different than their own that it had to be considered as heathen. They didn’t believe in Jesus Christ so...

Yellow Bird: Oil on the Fort Berthold Reservation (May 26, 2008)

"In less than three months, the last time I was home, the scene on the Fort Berthold reservation in western North Dakota has changed dramatically. We are standing on a precipice. The oil boom is here, and we are...