Indian Affairs

Will Obama Administration recognize Haudenosaunee right of return?

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy established the oldest still existent constitutional democracy in the world. It was founded in 1142 at Onondaga Lake, what would be the capitol of the polity for over 650 years. The alliance of 50 chiefs — appointed by


A Forced March to Electrification for New York?

BY EDWARD RING The New York State Assembly this week adopted a bill requiring that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be “zero-emissions”—that is, fully electric-powered—by 2035. Sponsored by the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee chair, Steve


Hang the Jury and nullify bad law

BY FRANK PARLATO As everyone knows, there is often a difference between “the law” and justice. After all laws are made by elected officials under the influence of lobbyists and their desire to enrich themselves, and get reelected. Anyone who