Join Me in Celebrating the Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Guest Commentary The Affordable Care Act has proven successful among the poorest of the poor in the United States. American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act. Right now […]

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Tribal Chairperson Aaron Payment: U.S. Senators are not Above the Law

Guest Commentary Tell your Senators to hold hearings on the President Obama’s nomination for U.S. Supreme Court Published February 29, 2016 Regardless of political ideology or party alligence, Americans recognize the importance of following the basic rules of government laid out in the U.S. Constitution. As President Ronald Reagan said in 1988 during the confirmation […]

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SUPPORTING SOBRIETY:  A Tribal Chairperson Should Set the Example

Guest Commentary In 1993, I chose to abstain from drinking alcohol to support my sister’s sobriety. You see, it is extremely difficult for one family member to get sober when all other family members live a lifestyle with alcohol. The benefit, however, has been mine as I have a sober sister and the spin off […]

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