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Opinion. On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his motel room to go to dinner with fellow civil rights leaders and was shot and killed by an assassin’s bullet. Dr. King’s assassination flared civil unrest across the country with riots breaking out in major cities. 

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Guest Opinion. The Cape Fear River is the only River in N.C. that flows directly into the Atlantic Ocean. It has been industrialized, dammed, locks have been built, it has been navigated and commercialized, and poisoned. The most recent poison threatens to be there forever.

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Guest Opinion. A recent Tulsa World report revealed an unfortunate but all-too-real statistic: American Indians in Oklahoma die on average 17 years earlier than their non-Indigenous neighbors. While this finding is alarming, it comes as no surprise to the Cherokee Nation or to the nearly 40 other tribal nations in Oklahoma.

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Opinion. I was in Washington, D.C. for Independence Day this year. Typically, when I’m in the nation’s capital, I am there on business with seldom time to sightsee. Since the 4th of July is a national holiday, I had time to do some sightseeing, so I took the Metro down to Arlington National Cemetery. 

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Guest Opinion. Of all the releases of opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court this season, one that did not get a lot of attention is one where the Court denied certiorari in a case challenging a criminal conviction based on bite mark evidence—a field of expertise that is based on practice and skill, not scientifically demonstrable methods. Even the expert who had testified in that case, recanted his expert testimony, based on updated science.

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Guest Opinion. Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist, has been imprisoned in the USA for nearly 50 years. Much of this time was spent in solitary confinement. He is serving two life sentences for murder, despite serious and ongoing concerns about the fairness of his trial. Peltier has always maintained his innocence.

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Guest Opinion. “Rockin’ and a rollin’, splishin’ and a splashin’, over the horizon, what can it be – a free country.” This was the little tune I learned from Schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid watching Saturday morning TV. Embedded in that three-minute cartoon was an expression that gave the reason for the colonists’ revolt: taxation without representation. 

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Editor’s Note: This commentary was published in observance of the Fourth of July holiday in 2015. Native News Online is republishing it again this year. 

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Opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 6 ruling on Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. San Carlos Apache Tribe suit was lauded as a victory for tribes and tribal organizations across Indian Country. 

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Guest Opinion. In a story that is repeated every spring, another high school student (Native American) was forced to remove their mortar board at graduation because they had used an eagle feather with the tassel in addition to other beading additions. This time, May 2024, it occurred in a place that should have known better (or responded better) — Farmington, New Mexico just outside the Navajo Nation.