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Opinion If you slip on your boots and take a walk through the remote village of Brevig Mission, you’ll notice 20 homes built by the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority in the 1990s. A few blocks away stand ten more from the early 2000s. The newest subdivision, built in the last decade, is also the smallest: five modest homes, engineered for maximum economy, around a neat stub of gravel road.

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OPINION. As the first Native American to ever serve as Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) has a deep understanding of the realities and ongoing ramifications of our Indigenous history within the context of American history. 

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For two decades, the opioid epidemic has plagued the Cherokee Nation. In recent years, hundreds of millions of prescription opioids were sold at the wholesale or retail level within the Cherokee Nation Reservation. The epidemic affects even our youngest citizens with many Cherokee babies being born addicted to opioids and, all too often, needing placement in our foster system. Cherokee families were torn apart before they even had a chance to be whole, putting the very future of the Cherokee Nation at risk.

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OPINION. In July, Gabby Petito, 22, began a four-month trip across the country with her fiancé to visit national parks along the way.  By September 1, something had obviously gone amiss when Petito’s fiancé returned to his home in Florida without her. Ten days later, Petito’s mother filed a missing person report.

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Opinion. The cornerstone of our democracy is the right to vote. However, for most of our country’s history, Native Americans were denied that right. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 finally granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S., but even after that law, states could restrict Native voting rights. It was not until 1962 that Utah became the final state to allow Natives the right to vote. For much of the 20th century, until federal Indian law reforms of the 1970s, Cherokees were not allowed to elect leaders of our own tribe.

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OPINION. Understandably, Americans are ready to get on with their lives. Since the first Covid-19 death was announced in the United States 19 months ago, the nation, along with tribal nations, have wanted to get back to their routines of their normal lives by returning to restaurants, shopping, casinos, and going back to school.

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Thanks to a recorded interview made public by Pulitzer Prize-winners Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, we’ve learned that former President Donald Trump now has other culprits to vilify in his Big Lie. “Indians that got paid to vote in different places” has been added to his roster of delusion. 

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To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders. As the largest tribe in the United States, we have unique opportunities to grow prosperity for our citizens. We also need the support of our neighbors, because we will all rise or fall together with the regional economy.

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OPINION. After the first jet plane hit the World Trade Center’s north tower at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, television commentators thought the horrible incident was an aeronautical accident. Then 18 minutes later, another plane struck the south tower on live television. Suddenly, the realization came that America was under attack by terrorists.

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OPINION. Summer does not officially end until the third week of September, but Labor Day weekend often is seen as a threshold to wind down summer activities into life’s normal routines.