fbpx
facebook app symbol  twitter  linkedin  instagram 1
 
Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Opinion. I was in Washington, D.C. for Independence Day this year. Typically, when I’m in the nation’s capital, I am there on business with seldom time to sightsee. Since the 4th of July is a national holiday, I had time to do some sightseeing, so I took the Metro down to Arlington National Cemetery. 

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. Of all the releases of opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court this season, one that did not get a lot of attention is one where the Court denied certiorari in a case challenging a criminal conviction based on bite mark evidence—a field of expertise that is based on practice and skill, not scientifically demonstrable methods. Even the expert who had testified in that case, recanted his expert testimony, based on updated science.

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist, has been imprisoned in the USA for nearly 50 years. Much of this time was spent in solitary confinement. He is serving two life sentences for murder, despite serious and ongoing concerns about the fairness of his trial. Peltier has always maintained his innocence.

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. “Rockin’ and a rollin’, splishin’ and a splashin’, over the horizon, what can it be – a free country.” This was the little tune I learned from Schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid watching Saturday morning TV. Embedded in that three-minute cartoon was an expression that gave the reason for the colonists’ revolt: taxation without representation. 

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Editor’s Note: This commentary was published in observance of the Fourth of July holiday in 2015. Native News Online is republishing it again this year. 

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 6 ruling on Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. San Carlos Apache Tribe suit was lauded as a victory for tribes and tribal organizations across Indian Country. 

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. In a story that is repeated every spring, another high school student (Native American) was forced to remove their mortar board at graduation because they had used an eagle feather with the tassel in addition to other beading additions. This time, May 2024, it occurred in a place that should have known better (or responded better) — Farmington, New Mexico just outside the Navajo Nation.

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. The Cherokee Nation strives to be a great place to work, because we want the best and brightest to serve our community. In recent years, Cherokee Nation has made substantial investments in improving our work environment. Today, the Cherokee Nation government employs more 5,300 workers and Cherokee Nation Businesses more than 9,100. They bring their passion and skills every day and are deeply committed the success of our tribal nation.

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Opinion.  Politics has gotten quite nasty this election season. 

Type: Default
Ad Visibility: Show Article Ads
Hide Blurb: No
Hide More Stories Like This: False
Reader Survey Question: No Question
Video Poster: https://nativenewsonline.net/images/10_Years_Logo.png

Guest Opinion. The governmental practice of making Native Americans disappear, or to be invisible ensures there is no land to claim or fraudulent land transfers to be revealed. If you can erase the evidence of their existence, then you can say they were “never here” and colonial hedonism can prevail.