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Jay Daniels: From paternalism to maternalism in HEARTH Act (December 24, 2012)

"Recently I wrote about the new Code of Federal Regulations and the change to leasing of Indian trust land. Now I want to go a little further into recent changes also applicable to Indian trust land leasing. From the beginning...

Charles Trimble: An urban Indian Christmas in the Bay Area (December 24, 2012)

There are readers of my columns whom I have never met, but have come to know and enjoy as though I have known them for years. One especially is Rodney Little Bird, a Dakota man from Standing Rock who now...

Marc Simmons: 1st Christmas was at Ohkay Owingeh in 1598 (December 24, 2012)

"For newcomers, their first Christmas in New Mexico often catches them by surprise. The sacred holiday here always seems a bit foreign, or even exotic, and at the very least unfamiliar. The first Christmas of record occurred in 1598 with...

Travel: Enjoy a unique Christmas experience at Taos Pueblo (December 24, 2012)

"People begin gathering as the last rays of sunlight move their way up the ancient adobe structures. These aren’t just tribal members. We’re talking people from town, all over the region, even some from foreign countries. The bonfires around the...

Lita Pepion: Indian Country will suffer without fiscal cliff deal (December 24, 2012)

"The fate of the Indian Health Service in Montana probably isn’t the foremost issue on the minds of budget negotiators in Washington working to avert the “fiscal cliff”: more than $600 billion in expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts...

Tim Giago: The Olympics of Indian basketball in South Dakota (December 24, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota It started out in 1977 as a tournament to bring American Indian teams together and prepare them for the long season ahead. It has gone where...