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James Morales

I am a choctaw and a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. I grew up in the Conehatta coummunity and attended the Conehatta Indian School. CEO - Native Hoop Inc President - Native Hoop Management President - Native Emergency Relief & Volunteer Agency, Inc Executive Producer - Voices of the Hoop Executive Producer - N8tive Soundz & Newz Executive Producer - The Hoop
James Morales has written 64 posts for The Voice of the Indigenous

Administration proposes to ‘double down’ on federal spending cuts

 BY MARK TRAHANT   So far, most of the government’s austerity movement has been theoretical. We know the federal budget is shrinking, but the evidence of that has been slow to surface.   Proposals to wipe out the Bureau of Indian Affairs (and replace it with what?) remain little more than spin.  Kentucky Sen. Paul … Continue reading

A hell of a way to run a country …

 full speed traveling in different directions BY MARK TRAHANT                        It’s a hell of a way to run a country. Last week a federal appeals court ruled at least one major provision of the the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. And, at the same time, a congressional Super Committee, led by members who are divided … Continue reading

The Rantings of James Morales

It seems that today is looking to be a good day for a rant or two so I’m going to share with you some of my thoughts. Recently I was tagging a very disturbing note about the exploitation of our culture, people, and honor. I read the note and had to sit down and chew … Continue reading

The federal budget is the March of Folly

        BY MARK TRAHANT   The late historian Barbara Tuchman described the ineptness of government decision-making in her book, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. She wrote: “Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be … Continue reading

Is It

This is how I’ve spent the majority of my Friday nights this year. Title: Is It? There are 311,873,167 Americans in 50 states supported by a strong, influential government and attractive way of life. I am an American- Native American. A topic that often comes up in my life involves the question: if you consider … Continue reading

Navajo Tortillas

Water was still dripping from the worn out wash cloth hanging on the kitchen faucet. Nialin had just finished cleaning the kitchen. She had made a mess while making a roast that was now cooking in the oven. “Hmm… “, she wondered if she should make some bread. Unexpectedly the phone rang. She didn’t even … Continue reading

Newly Formed Native Nonprofit Joins the Sports Warriors Track Club to Support Native Distance Runners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Daney, Race Director Phone: (505) 710-3323 Email: SportsWarriorsTC@aol.com Web site:  http://www.SportsWarriorsTC.com   Newly Formed Native Nonprofit Joins the Sports Warriors Track Club to Support Native Distance Runners   Albuquerque, NM – June 18, 2011 – The Native American Sports Warriors Track Club (Sports Warriors TC) and Native Re-Vision have joined … Continue reading

Remove the Facebook pages of the Band The Indians Showband and The Indians

There are just somethings that need to be removed and this is one of those things. The other day I happen to catch a link to check out from NativeCeleb and got the shock of my life. The shock came from a country with a music group called The Indians.. Considering how they dress, what … Continue reading

Our Last Stand

(To fight gangs and their grip on our kids) Today on our reservations and in our communities our people live in fear of the youth. Gangs and gang life have given us violent crime, drug dealing, and even prostitution of our kids. We have lost an entire generation of lost kids to gangs and the … Continue reading

“Nation Knockout Press Conference this Thursday”

    Thursday, June 30 at 2 PM, the press conference announcing “Nation Knockout” boxing event at the Comanche Nation Casino will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2506 NW Cache Rd., in Lawton, OK, and the public is invited to attend.   Headlining “Nation Knockout” are “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (27-0-1, 20 KO’s) and … Continue reading