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Missing Women Crisis

article BLOG: With Friends Like These: Expand the Inquiry, but on whose terms? (12/21/2016)
(Canada) -- On December 7th, 2016, a coalition called Expand the Inquiry launched a petition asking that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women...
article BLOG: Sing Our Rivers Red (1/29/2016)
(Washington) -- The reality. Since 1980, over 1,181 Native women and girls in Canada have been reported missing or have been murdered.
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Cultural Appropriation

article BLOG: Racism, Author Accountability, and Nevernight (12/18/2016)
(Australia) -- This post is about Nevernight specifically my interactions with the author (along with some commentary) and a critique of passages from Nevernight.
article BLOG: JK Rowling’s Anti-Native ‘Magic’ Racism – And How Authors Can Do Diversity Better (10/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- I came to the Harry Potter game late in life, kicking and screaming like the English major and literature snob I thought I was. I razzed the series and...
article BLOG: J. K. Rowling’s Unfortunate Attempts at Globalization (7/2/2016)
(USA) -- I remember many years ago seeing a 60 Minutes interview with J. K. Rowling where she showed “Box 1” full of her notes for the Harry Potter books.
article The Rantin’ Raven: Harry Potter and the… WTF? (3/19/2016)
(USA) -- Anyone who’s been following me here (thanks, by the way) knows I can occasionally be a bit insensitive on certain current issues from gender-fluidity to...
article “I Have a Dream (Catcher)”: Responses to Cultural Appropriation (1/29/2016)
(Indiana) -- As the former Director of Education at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, I am mindful of issues related to...
article BLOG: On Apache Pizza and the Globalization of American Indian Cultural Appropriation (1/27/2016)
(Ireland) -- This was it…I had finally made it to Ireland! As an American, it had always been my dream to travel abroad and tour Europe. At the age of 25, I was...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article #NoDAPL: Updates, resources, and reflections (11/1/2016)
(North Dakota) -- On October 27, 2016 I sat in my office in Providence and watched on my computer as my unarmed friends were pepper sprayed, beaten, shot with rubber...
article BLOG: Courage in the Bakken: Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline (9/3/2016)
(North Dakota) -- It was the classic midsummer sneak: issue permits for a controversial project when you think people aren’t paying attention. In late July, in a...
article BLOG: I Respect the Protests at Standing Rock (9/3/2016)
(North Dakota) -- It’s in all of our interests to show respect for the protests now underway at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation (and nearby). I acknowledge...
article BLOG: Organizing and Writing for a Better World! (9/3/2016)
(Ghana) -- The All African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) expresses strong and uncompromising solidarity with our Indigenous family members and all peace...
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Donald Trump

article BLOG: Donald Trump and Federal Indian Policy: Postscript (10/31/2016)
(Michigan) -- Back in July, I wrote a commentary post titled Donald Trump and Federal Indian Policy, which put some of Trump’s public statements about Indian...
article Trump: In the Tall Shadow of Andrew Jackson (7/2/2016)
(Florida) -- “Indian Fighter,” general, and slaveholder President Andrew Jackson has been bumped to the back of the $20 bill, but his leadership style and...
article MARSHALL: Yep, Trump's Stone Broke (6/21/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- I confess even I'm surprised at what the overnight FEC filings revealed about the Trump campaign. Posting the 'Trump is Broke' column...
article BLOG: America’s Ghost Dance with Trump (6/3/2016)
(USA) -- In watching aghast the incomprehensible ascendancy of Donald Trump, I am struck with a sense of déjà vu. Where else have I heard of a people, drowning in...
article BLOG: The fake outrage over Warren's Pocahontas labeling (6/3/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- The perpetual outrage machine of the left hit rough waters during Bill Clinton's presidency as the most powerful man in the world used his...
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Chief Wahoo

article BLOG: Goddammit, Indians Fans (10/25/2016)
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Indians had to know their racist-ass logo would inspire some of their numbnuts fans to show up to the first Indians World Series game since 1997...
1 Article on this Issue

Indigenous Peoples Day

article BLOG: We Should Stop Celebrating Columbus (10/13/2016)
(USA) -- It’s that time of year again. In midtown Manhattan, people are gearing up for the annual “Columbus Day Parade” which will disrupt traffic...
1 Article on this Issue

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

blog Roberto Coppola: My G2E Highlight - Walk with the wise, become wise (10/7/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- On the day before G2E officially opened, I had the honor of participating in a pre-show panel entitled “Competitive Pressures: Growth Opportunities...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article LEGAL BLOG: Federal Court Finds for CFPB in Tribal Lending Case (9/16/2016)
(California) -- In an opinion issued in a case previously discussed on this blog, a federal district court has found that a California loan company violated federal law...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article For California Online Poker, It’s Starting To Look Like ‘Wait Until Next Year’ (8/26/2016)
(California) -- Once upon a time, the chances of California online poker legislation getting to the finish line in 2016 seemed good. Or at least far better than they had...
article BLOG: Legalizing Internet poker in California (8/10/2016)
(California) -- What the legislation would do: A measure by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) would allow state Internet poker licenses to be granted to card rooms and...
article BLOG: US Senator Dianne Feinstein Weighs in on California Online Poker, Says It’s a Mistake for the Golden State (5/6/2016)
(California) -- Online poker in California is a terrible idea. That’s what United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) thinks, anyway. The 82-year old...
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Fantasy Sports

article BLOG: Fantasy Sports Bill Proposed For Nevada (8/23/2016)
(Nevada) -- On August 23, 2016, the two largest daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, will be presenting their proposed Nevada...
article BLOG: New York's Fantasy Sports Legislation May Face Constitutional Roadblock (6/20/2016)
(New York) -- The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Attorney general fights East Texas Indian bingo (7/27/2016)
(Texas) -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has signaled that it will seek to have the Alabama-Coushattas held in contempt of court for opening an entertainment...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2016

article BLOG: It Takes Roots! From the Democratic National Convention: Berta didn’t die—she multiplied! (7/27/2016)
(Philadelphia) -- Several hundred grassroots organizers from across the country marched on the eve of the Democratic National Convention bearing a masks and a giant...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article BLOG: 6 Instances Of Cultural Appropriation During Elizabeth Warren’s Night At The DNC (7/27/2016)
(Philadelphia) -- Despite divisions in the party, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is filled with people who are unanimous in fancying themselves...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article BLOG: Loneliness; Being a fish out of water in a harsh desert (7/19/2016)
(USA) -- By some statistical quirk, there are actually three women at my tournament table this afternoon, and one of them actually knows both me and the third woman....
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article BLOG: Colorado River Indian tribes lead the way in evicting latter-day settlers (7/13/2016)
(Arizona) -- One of the bright spots on the American Indian horizon is the action taken by the Colorado River Indian tribes (CRIT). The Tribes as of late have been...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article BLOG: Lori Alvino McGill – A “Rising Star” Falling Rapidly (7/9/2016)
(USA) -- Standing Our Ground for Children posted a story yesterday – Another Foster Care Case where the foster family is claiming that they have more rights than a...
article BLOG: “Everything Was Wrong” in Coverage of Indian Child Custody Case (3/26/2016)
(USA) -- Can you guess where the headline writers’ sympathies lie? “Girl yanked from foster home for being 1/64th Indian” (USA Today from Newser)
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Native Voices

article BLOG: Red and White . . . and Blue (7/3/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The church was full. I sat next to my husband on the back pew and opened my hymnal to the designated page. It was the Sunday before the Fourth of July; all...
1 Article on this Issue

Jack Abramoff

article BLOG: Ralph Reed’s history with casino moguls (6/22/2016)
(USA) -- Perpetually baby-faced Ralph Reed was once a rockstar of the religious right. He was known as the brains behind Pat Robertson, leveraging the influence —...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article BLOG: It’s Not Just a Penny Slot Machine: Gambling Addiction in Seniors (6/22/2016)
(Ontario) -- On a recent trip to the coast, a friend and I stopped into a casino for a quick break from our travels. When I walked in the door I was startled by the...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article BLOG: Hundreds of Archaeologists Sign on to Protect Bears Ears (6/20/2016)
(Utah) -- Over 700 archaeologists have signed their name to a letter addressed to President Barack Obama which urges him to protect the almost 2 million acres of land in...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article POKERSTARS BLOGGER: Hardline Tribal Coalition Opposes New Amendments as California Online Poker Battle Continues (6/12/2016)
(California) -- The political battle over suitability requirements and so-called “bad actor” exclusions in California’s political battle over the...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article BLOG: Media Duck and Cover, Ignore WashPost Poll on Native Americans Not Being Offended by ‘Redskins’ (5/25/2016)
(USA) -- The Washington Post released late Thursday for Friday’s print edition a surprising poll that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the term...
article BLOG: Redskins name change still a thing, but helps no one (5/24/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- I'm surprised at how many "Social Heroes" we have out there who still believe that changing the name of the Washington Redskins will...
article BLOG: WaPo’s new Redsk*ns survey: Faulty data and missing the point (5/21/2016)
(Rhode Island) -- This morning I woke up to phone notifications. Blinking awake, I clicked over to twitter on my phone, and was greeted with the news: “New poll...
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Suicide

article BLOG: Racism At Core Of Native Teen Suicides In Pine Ridge (4/28/2016)
(South Dakota) -- At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in my county since December. The heartbreaking details vary from child to...
1 Article on this Issue

Enrollment

article GALANDA: The United States Moral Trust Responsibility to Indian Peoples (4/27/2016)
(Washington) -- In this era of tribal self-annihilation and self-termination, it is no longer easy to answer fundamental questions of tribal existence, like: Who's...
article Tribal Per Capita Poverty–How About Disenrollment Bankruptcy? by Gabe Galanda (1/29/2016)
(Washington) -- “In November, [2014] a [Las Vegas] Review-Journal reporter and photographer encountered one of the disenrolled, 52-year-old Darla Hatcher, sleeping...
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Supreme Court

article BLOG: Scalia’s Worst Decision? (3/26/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell. The Sisters, joined by many Protestant groups, have...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Discriminatory Policies: Native Youth and Communities Targeted (2/15/2016)
(Arizona) -- Racial discrimination hit the Native American community once again at a recent basketball game in Arizona. This time, non-Native referees officiating a...
1 Article on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article BLOG: Gambling might be Alabama's last revenue option (2/5/2016)
(Alabama) -- Gov. Robert Bentley had a lot of big ideas that he presented during Tuesday night’s State of the State address. He wants pre-K for all. Teachers need...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article BLOG: Cannabis in Indian Country – A Year Later… (1/29/2016)
(USA) -- A little over a year ago, the Department of Justice released the infamous “Wilkinson Memo” containing DOJ policy guidance to U.S. District Attorneys...
1 Article on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article BLOG: Maybe Broome, Doan Can Magically Convert Abandoned Elk Grove Mall to an Indian Casino (1/28/2016)
(California) -- With this rallying call, we are urging Elk Grove Economic Development Director Darrel Doan and Sacramento business whiz and guru Barry Broome to put...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article BLOG: Envisioning a Stronger Economy for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (1/22/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Recently USDA Rural Development staff in South Dakota spent two days at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Sioux, where they met...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article BLOG: The Inconsistencies in Joseph Boyden’s Various Backgrounds (1/13/2017)
(Canada) -- I’ve had a lot of my non-indigenous friends express sympathy for the beleaguered author, Joseph Boyden. They think his background sounds complicated...
article BLOG: Are There Uncontacted People Who Have Had No Interaction With the Modern World? (1/6/2017)
(USA) -- Are there any uncontacted peoples who have had no interaction with the rest of the world? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...
article BLOG: Their Country, Our Land: Why Indigenous peoples have a problem with #Canada150 (1/2/2017)
(Quebec) -- We Indigenous peoples have a problem. For the last century, that’s been presented as “the Indian Problem.” The definition has changed, from...
article BLOG: Joseph Boyden: From Frying Pan to Fire (1/2/2017)
(Canada) -- On Twitter and in the media, the Joseph Boyden thing caught fire, was doused with fuel, and even more fuel. And as my eyes opened that much more to...
article BLOG: On Joseph Boyden (1/2/2017)
(Canada) -- I first heard about Boyden during my interview with Frank C. Busch about Frank’s novel, Grey Eyes. Boyden had blurbed Frank’s book and Frank said...
article Opinion: Why I Question Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Ancestry (12/24/2016)
(Canada) -- Two days ago I was given the opportunity to guest host at the Twitter account @IndigenousXca; it’s a shared account that each week is hosted by a...
article BLOG: It Pays to Protest (12/18/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge plans to replace an old section of oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota. It held an informational meeting in Bemidji, Minnesota, on...
article BLOG: An Open Letter from Two Oceanic Story Trust Polynesians (11/27/2016)
(USA) -- Aloha, Kia Ora, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Before we begin, let us protocol our genealogy. Our names are Kimo Aulani Moana III (aka Junior Boy Jr.) and Lani Aulani...
article BLOG: Moana and Resistance Spectating (11/27/2016)
(USA) -- I may be one of a handful of Polynesians who was never allured by the idea of Disney telling our stories. Though film is a powerful medium, it also comes with...
article Review: Moana Is a Movie We Should All Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Weekend (11/27/2016)
(USA) -- As I walked out of Moana, I heard a guy who’d also just seen it talking to his wife and kids. “That was really a girl power movie!” he...
article Chairman Barrasso Introduces Resolution to Honor Native American Heritage Month (11/18/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced a Senate resolution to recognize the month of...
article BLOG: Faces of American Indians by artist Gregg Deal (11/18/2016)
(Maryland) -- “Okay, this is the douchiest thing I’m gonna say,” Gregg Deal said three minutes into our interview. “Just google my name and you...
article BLOG: Market News Report Aims to Bring Transparency and Pricing Information to Tribes (11/17/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, there were 71,947 American Indian or Alaska Native farm operators in the United States in 2012,...
article BLOG: “Anishinaabe and Métis Territory?”: An Ice Breaker (11/10/2016)
(Ontario) -- The following is an open letter that was sent to the Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and the Chair of Truth and Reconciliation, Lakehead University...
article BLOG: Can Gambling Affect Your Credit Scores? (11/5/2016)
(The Internet) -- If Las Vegas or Atlantic City are your ideal travel destinations because you love to gamble, luck is on your side: Gambling does not automatically hurt...
article BLOG: John Herrington's MISSION TO SPACE is exceptional! (10/31/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Regular readers of American Indians in Children's Literature know that I emphasize several points when reviewing children's or young adult books,...
article BLOG: One year in and we’re falling backwards [editorial] (10/24/2016)
(Canada) -- That old mistrust is creeping in. And it all started out so hopeful… a new day, a new relationship, and a bright new enlightenment after the long dark...
article BLOG: US: Per Caps, Basic Income, and Learning from Tribal Nations (10/17/2016)
(USA) -- Per capita payments, or ‘per caps’, as they are known in Indian Country, function as a kind of basic income for tribal nations that have them. In...
article BLOG: Have Horseplayers Lost Touch With the Horse? (9/27/2016)
(New York) -- If you’re a racing fan, especially in the New York area, you can tune in to “Belmont Park Live” on the days it airs and be guided through...
article BLOG: Manifests and secret texts: How Hydro tried, and failed, to divide a First Nation (9/10/2016)
(Manitoba) -- Opaskwayak Cree Nation Trappers Association and Fisher’s Co-op staged a successful protest against Manitoba Hydro this past week, capping off nine...

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