State-tribal partnerships hold the future for better life across village Alaska; the amendments are built upon that promising foundation.
When reporting on a murder victim, we should place ourselves in the shoes of the bereaved family. How would they want to see their loved one represented?
If Alaskans cannot take proper care of each other, what kind of a society are we?
Reviewer of "Wampum," Donald Craig Mitchell's book on Indian gaming, gets it wrong on history of tribes as independent nations.
During July, multiple shooting incidents vanished from headlines amid the loud conversations at the political conventions. There were many other shootings, but I have chosen two to discuss, their quick consignment to invisibility points to how far down the road to amnesia we have progressed in accepting firearms-induced deaths and injuries. Did we miss this one? “Shooting after … Continue reading We need to broaden definition of terrorism, get wise about guns
Donald Mitchell’s ADN “road to ‘Indian Country’ ” commentary on July 3 is notable for the potential to confuse the public regarding the recent federal appeals court decision in the case of Akiachak Native Community v. Department of the Interior, which removes roadblocks for those Alaska tribes wishing to petition to place land into trust. Some clarification is needed. … Continue reading To suggest tribes didn’t exist in Alaska until the ’90s ignores legal history
OPINION: Healthy tribes and tribal trust lands are a boon for all of us in Alaska.
OPINION: Facts belie fearmongering by opponents of Alaska tribes' right to petition for trust lands.
OPINION: We need to make sure that all legislators who were wasting our time during the regular session are held accountable with an F on their professional transcripts.
OPINION: Recently expressed fears that taking Alaska Native lands into federal trust could somehow negate elements of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act are unfounded.
OPINION: If Gov. Sean Parnell couldn't attend the Anchorage meeting of the National Congress of American Indians in June, he should have cared enough to send a senior representative.