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Elizabeth Warren Should Be Embarrassed

Elizabeth Warren Should Be Embarrassed

Senator Elizabeth Warren, perhaps in preparation of a run for the White House in 2020, has launched a campaign this week to address the years-long controversy over her past claims to a Native American heritage. She released a campaign style video (see below), as well as the results of DNA testing which shows “she had

Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country

MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as

Real Sovereignty for Native Americans Would Mean Property Rights and Policy Autonomy

“The Loophole Economy Is No Jackpot for Indians” is the headline to a Wall Street Journal article from yesterday written by Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, which you can purchase from Amazon at this link. I’m buying a copy as soon as I’m done

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Is Heidi Heitkamp Telling The Truth About Native American Voter Suppression In North Dakota?

Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana, has introduced legislation called the Native American Voting Rights Act, which is probably self explanatory in terms of its intent based on that title. The legislation calls for more polling locations on reservations and also directs states to mail absentee ballots to all reservation voters if requested by the

Left-Wing Activist Raises Over $60,000 To "Heat The Rez" But Hasn't Delivered

Update: The Tribune has updated the story, and Iron Eyes is now claiming that 21 stoves are on the way. Which doesn’t seem like very many for a $60,000 investment. Chase Iron Eyes is an attorney and Native American activist. He works for the Lakota People’s Law Project and runs the website Last Real Indians

CBS Columnist: Indians Who Like The Washington "Redskins" Nickname Are Uncle Toms

Here in North Dakota a years-long battle over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname ended with a whimper when the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe lost a federal appeal in their lawsuit against the NCAA. Yes, that’s right, at the end of that fight the people fighting hardest to keep the Sioux nickname at

North Dakota Media Plays Follow The Leader On Cramer Scandal

It’s fascinating to watch the Democrats’ well-oiled media strategy at work. A couple of weeks ago Rep. Kevin Cramer delivered the commencement address to the University of Mary. Despite the speech being live streamed on the internet, and archived there as well, nothing about it (other than the fact that Cramer had delivered it) was

Dorso Column: Legislature Should Demand Accountability For Tribal Appropriations

If you don’t get accountability from the state higher education system why would you expect it from a North Dakota’s tribal colleges? Back at the beginning of this century the legislature started giving an appropriation to the tribes for jobs training. That number has grown to 5 million dollars. During the 90’s a succession of

Legislator: "Shame" That Tribes Won't Commit To Spending Oil Tax Money On Improving Reservation

The House had a hot debate over oil taxes this evening, but it wasn’t just about a reduction in the rate for the oil extraction tax (more on that here). The primary purpose of HB1234 was to establish the state’s oil revenue sharing with the tribes. It’s appropriate that tribal governments get a share of

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