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Why the Big Tribal 'Payout' Is Only a Start

Dennis Worden | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Dennis Worden

The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future.

Bakken Oil: A Fort Berthold Elder Speaks to Power

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Marilyn's passion at this stage of her life, now as an administrator at the Museum of the Three Affiliated Tribes, is establishing an online database that will keep tribal members informed about the impact of oil exploration on the reservation.

Florida's Medicaid Expansion Drama Continued: It's Obamacare vs. Grouponcare, Part I

Gary Stein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

It's too easy to just tell legislators that they are wrong. The harder path is to give them the facts and hope they don't ignore them. With only thre...

Bureau of Incompetence

Tim Giago | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Tim Giago

My award for gross incompetence goes to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and they still hold that first place honor after more than 33 years of my reporting. The sad thing is that their incompetence has hurt so many impoverished American Indians. The BIA's place in the Hall of Shame is assured.

Native Americans Receive Settlement Funds This Week

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

This time of year was the most difficult for me. Most people would be in good holiday spirits. I would be heading home empty-handed, facing another year with a stalled bill pending in Congress.

Slamming the Door on the Government Thieves

Tim Giago | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

What started out as a lawsuit that would address all of the land, oil, timber, money, grazing and other resources ripped off from the Indian people and the tribes for all of these years was pared down for expediency and rolled into the pitiful settlement that eventually evolved.

America Needs Another Fair Housing Summit to Abolish Financial Apartheid

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Melinda Gopher

This nation is due for another summit on national fair housing. The voices missing from the realm of discourse on the subprime debacle are those very people who have been affected by it.