Mark Trahant: Politicians begin the march of folly with budgets (August 8, 2011)
The late historian Barbara Tuchman described the ineptness of government decision-making in her book, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. She wrote: “Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity....
Turtle Talk: The top 25 most cited Indian and tribal law articles (August 8, 2011)
"Just for fun, here they are (with no. of cites in parens): 1. (220) Nell Jessup Newton, Federal Power over Indians: Its Sources, Scope, and Limitations, 132 U. Pa. L. Rev. 195 (1984) 2. (209) Robert A. Williams, Jr., The...
Billy Frank: Treaty rights threatened by pollution in Washington (August 8, 2011)
"Our treaty right to gather shellfish depends on the shellfish being safe to eat. Samish Bay is one of the traditional shellfish gathering areas for the Swinomish and Upper Skagit tribes. It has some of the highest levels of fecal...
Ruth Hopkins: Sexual assault at age 15 became a secret shame (August 8, 2011)
"I had been visiting a friend that night and lost track of the time. When I realized it was past curfew, I decided to walk home. The path home was well-worn but poorly lit. About halfway there, I heard rustling...
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Montana (August 8, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a field hearing on Indian youth issues tomorrow. The hearing takes place at the Poplar High School on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in Montana. The witness list follows: Panel #...
Wambli Sina Win: Ancestral artists - the proud legacy of women (August 8, 2011)
Resplendent, energetic, inspired, “mystic visionary,” simple words to describe an artist. Art, the first language of our people involved pictures. Pictures were painted on walls or tipis while special Heyoka symbols painted on shields provided supernatural strength and protection for...
Native Sun News: Ex-Rapid City officer loses appeal after firing (August 8, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge . All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– A former Rapid City police officer lost his appeal against the City of Rapid City in the...
Tim Giago: Shooting raises anxiety among Indians in Rapid City (August 8, 2011)
The relationship between Native Americans and Rapid City’s law enforcement has been contentious at best. Indians began to move to Rapid City during the Great Depression and during World War II in search of jobs that were nearly non-existent on...
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