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Undermining Intellectual Authority Is Anti-Intellectual

I share two key similarities with Professor Vince Diaz, Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies (AIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who defended Steven Salaita in his 6/24/15 commentary, “Academic Ambush: University Gutting Indigenous Studies.” In addition, I am personally well positioned in a way allows...

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Gives $10 Million to Tribes

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is donating more than $10 million to 18 American Indian tribes in eight states.  This brings the SMSC’s total donations to nearly $272 million since 1992, including nearly $190 million to other tribes, tribal organizations, and American Indian causes.“Helping tribes improve their expand...
South Dakota Sex-Abuse Perjury Case Collapses

South Dakota Sex-Abuse Perjury Case Collapses

Courtroom observers in Aberdeen, South Dakota, applauded after Judge Gene Paul Kean dismissed perjury-related charges against former deputy state’s attorney Brandon Taliaferro and court-appointed special advocate Shirley Schwab on January 10. “Supporters, including observers from several tribes, cheered, clapped and hugged each other,” said Daniel Sheehan, general counsel advocacy...

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