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Spirit of Reconciliation

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I was remarking the other day to a friend how odd it was that there are no tribal colleges in California, despite the fact it has the largest Native American population in the United States. Part of this, no doubt, has to do with the devastating effect of greed exemplified by the Gold Rush and [&hellip... more →

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Unique Status

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NorthWest Indian News and Native American TV look at the reality of taxes, tribal sovereignty, and common misunderstandings about the unique political and legal status of American Indians... more →

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Injustice at Justice

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Readers might recall a year ago the purge of US Attorneys by the Department of Justice. In today’s article, Indian Country Today notes that five of the eight fired were active members of the DOJ Native American Issues Subcommittee, and were known as strong advocates for legal justice on reservations. John Dossett, general counsel for [&hellip... more →

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A Little Humility

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In today’s article about rediscovering 13th century Puebloan agriculture, Indian Country Today speaks of the “sophisticated environmental understanding” and “acute observational skills” required in order to prosper in the harsh environment of the American Southwest. ICT’s Stephanie Woodard notes that this level of awareness gave the Pueblo tribes "a different way of looking at life." [&hellip... more →

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Inherently Evil

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Modern states are not benign institutions. Indeed, they were formed for the express purpose of concentrating political power. Over the last few centuries, this form of social organization has proven adept at coercion, domination, and warfare. In fact, this consolidation of power to plunder and pillage — sometimes worldwide — is precisely why indigenous nations, [&hellip... more →

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