Editorials

Editor’s Comments – September 9, 2014: What should we do?

Editor’s Comments – September 9, 2014: What should we do?

Since reading Indian Country news articles is my business, I come across many news stories throughout the country depicting current issues and interests which are part of the center stage. It seems that whenever a “new” story occurs, the popular CNN news network devotes all of their resources to that specific issue while forgetting that […]

Editor’s Comments, August 4, 2014 – If I have nothing else, I have beauty

Editor’s Comments, August 4, 2014 – If I have nothing else, I have beauty

Last week, The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, named Cherokee Nation citizen and Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin one of its 10th Anniversary “50 Most Beautiful” elected officials for 2014. Representative Mullin is one of two American Indians serving in Congress. He is a Republican who represents Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. First elected in 2012, Mullin […]

Editor’s Comments – August 1, 2014

Editor’s Comments – August 1, 2014

Sitting here this morning I was pondering how many issues Indian Country is dealing with presently. It’s a never ending battle. As I read various articles and opinions I am sometimes amazed that so many of the issues that folks take on are minute compared to the bigger battle. We are fighting for our sovereignty, our […]

Editor’s Comments – July 31, 2014

Editor’s Comments – July 31, 2014

Editor’s Comments, July 31, 2014- Who said gaming was bad? The other day I was visiting with my Mom and we were talking about the number of Cherokee Nation (“CN”) casinos in the state of Oklahoma. I have been away from our “country” home for about 34 years going to college, marrying and moving to Montana […]

Editor’s Comments – July 14, 2014

Editor’s Comments – July 14, 2014

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3229, H.R. 4546, H.R. 4867, and S. 1603 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:00 AM. The following bills will be discussed. They are: • H.R.3229, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act. The bill appropriates funds for the Indian Health Service […]

Editor’s Comments – July 9 through July 11, 2014

Editor’s Comments – July 9 through July 11, 2014

July 9, 2014 – This is a new feature where the Roundhouse Talk Editor will make observations, comment and open discussions about the day’s top Indian Country news. Todays discussion is about the featured news entitled “Ruling broadens property tax breaks on Tulalip tribal land.” Business retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and others that […]

State sues Aquinnah tribe over its island casino

State sues Aquinnah tribe over its island casino

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has filed suit against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to block a Martha’s Vineyard casino. The suit filed Monday with the state’s Supreme Judicial Court alleges that the tribe breached its contract with the state — a 1983 land settlement that was approved by Congress in 1987 — by […]

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