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Opinion: Cherokee Freedmen controversy goes back a century Opinion: Cherokee Freedmen controversy goes back a century
"Following on the heels of the Emancipation Proclamation, in February 1863 the Cherokee Nation declared that all slaves within its limits were “forever free.” In 1983, the descendants of these...
Rep. Tom Cole defends tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA Rep. Tom Cole defends tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is trying to convince fellow Republicans to support tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate passed S.47, which recognizes tribal jurisdiction over...
Column:  1862  Dakota War took a big toll on Minnesota  soldiers Column: 1862 Dakota War took a big toll on Minnesota soldiers
"When the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, young men in Minnesota responded enthusiastically to Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers. By August 1862, all or parts of the...
Column: Eliminating 'Redskins' not about political correctness Column: Eliminating 'Redskins' not about political correctness
"The only morally defensible argument for keeping the name of Washington’s professional football team is that people (like me) who wish to replace “Redskins” are supposedly exaggerating the problem because...
Kevin Abourezk: Interest still strong in Edward  Curtis photos Kevin Abourezk: Interest still strong in Edward Curtis photos
"This begins with a young boy with a big imagination and a thirst for the past. The young boy digs in his yard, spurred by knowledge that a tribal hunting...
SMU News: 'Becoming White Clay' documents Jicarilla history SMU News: 'Becoming White Clay' documents Jicarilla history
"North America’s Jicarilla Apache tribe cloaked themselves in trade, diplomacy, and intermarriage and nearly escaped incarceration on an American Indian reservation. How they did it has been a mystery...
USDA Blog: Yankton Sioux Tribe encourages   entrepreneurship USDA Blog: Yankton Sioux Tribe encourages entrepreneurship
"Thirty-five participants, consisting of native entrepreneurs and organizations that provide services to entrepreneurs attended the first ever Entrepreneur Fair (E-Fair) held in Pickstown, South Dakota earlier this month. The E-Fair...
Review: 'Noble Savages' views tribe in Amazon as 'primitives' Review: 'Noble Savages' views tribe in Amazon as 'primitives'
"As I read “Noble Savages,” Napoleon A. Chagnon’s memoir of his years among the Yanomamö, an isolated Amazonian tribe, I started hearing Linda Ronstadt’s cover of “Poor, Poor Pitiful...
NPR: NCAI identifies  goals with  State of Indian Nations speech NPR: NCAI identifies goals with State of Indian Nations speech
"PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. MARTIN: But if you...
Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act
"This week’s 78-to-22 vote in the Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act provided a refreshing demonstration of bipartisanship that the House would do well to emulate. Last year,...
Winona LaDuke: VAWA  must protect  all -- Native women too Winona LaDuke: VAWA must protect all -- Native women too
"This week’s debate on the Violence Against Women Act marks, what may be a very important stage in improving relations between tribal governments, state and federal governments and the protection...
Native Sun News: Credit union opens new doors at Pine Ridge Native Sun News: Credit union opens new doors at Pine Ridge
In only nine weeks since it opened, the Lakota Federal Credit Union has attracted 317 members, and $1.2 million in deposits.
Charles Kader: Diving into the  State of Indian Nations address Charles Kader: Diving into the State of Indian Nations address
"In reading over the 2013 State of Indian Nations address by outgoing President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a number of talking points of emphasis...
Ruth Hopkins: NCAI speech omits some more pressing issues Ruth Hopkins: NCAI speech omits some more pressing issues
"This past Thursday, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the 11th Annual State of the Indian Nations Address. Mr. Keel gave a standard political speech....

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