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School doesn't want to display flag from Grand Ronde Tribes (05/15)
Chairman Reyn Leno wants to know why the Willamina school board has balked at a seemingly-simple request.

Rep. Torres issues statement on heated exchange at hearing (05/15)
The new member of Congress incurred the wrath of an anger-prone Rep. Don Young, Republican of Alaska.

Navajo Nation tackles large horse population on reservation (05/15)
The tribe rounded up more than 8,900 horses in 2013 and the overwhelming majority were sold after no one came forward to claim them.

Blackfeet Nation rebuilds relationships after leadership spat (05/15)
The tribe now has a functioning council and is working to address pressing issues like sacred sites and water rights.

Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message (05/15)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate presented a star quilt to the president that was made by a tribal member.

Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artist (05/15)
The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.

Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (05/15)
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.

House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (05/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

Cherokee Nation father supports Indian Child Welfare Act rule (05/14)
Dusten Brown hopes the Obama administration's regulation will prevent other Indian families from suffering the removal of their children.

Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new works (05/14)
Pamela Love cites the late Hopi designer Charles Loloma as an influence while other designers appear to take on a more generic Native tone.

Paiute Tribe won't reinstate leader ousted for NFL team's gifts (05/14)
Gari Lafferty was removed after accepting a free trip to Washington, D.C., and other items of value from the Original Americans Foundation.

New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (05/14)
President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.

Lakota Country Times: Business provides alternative medicine (05/14)
The Nape Woapiye Holistic Center has provided affordable homeopathic healing alternatives to Western medicine for residents of the Rosebud Reservation for more than a decade.

Jodi Gillette exits White House and joins Indian law firm in DC (05/14)
After six years in the Obama administration, former White House advisor Jodi Gillette is starting a new chapter in her career.

Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama (05/14)
When President Barack Obama completed his agenda for visiting all 50 states with a stop in South Dakota, Native Americans and allies made sure to focus his attention on the longstanding demand to prevent the proposed construction of the Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on schools (05/13)
Bureau of Indian Education Director Charles Roessel offered a strong defense of the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the agency.

Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (05/13)
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe issues statement on marijuana (05/13)
The tribe has not legalized marijuana or hemp but the idea alone is already generating opposition.

FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents (05/13)
Agents failed to secure permission from top officials as they investigated a group called Tar Sands Blockade.

Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (05/13)
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.

Lakota Country Times: Tribal students win Gates scholarships (05/13)
The official announcement was out on Friday, May 1 from the American Indian Graduate Program that 11 students in South Dakota had been selected for the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Native Sun News: Film tackles tribal recognition controversy (05/13)
As part of the folklore and community mythology in New York and New Jersey for many is the saying, 'Don’t go in to the mountains, because the ‘Jackson Whites’ will get you.'

Ancestors still remain in collections 25 years after NAGPRA (05/12)
More than 16,000 ancestors have been repatriated since 1990 but more 163,000 are still being held by museums, federal agencies and other institutions.

Bill allows Maine tribes to follow VAWA jurisdiction provisions (05/12)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamauquoddy Tribe want to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

A record 10 Pueblo students earn doctoral degrees in Arizona (05/12)
The students received Ph.D's in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University.

Witness list for SCIA's hearing on Bureau of Indian Education (05/12)
The Obama administration is pursuing a restructuring of the agency amid Congressional scrutiny.

Delaware Tribe backs student's right to wear eagle feather (05/12)
Hayden Layne Griffith, 18, wants to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap next week.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to launch marijuana business (05/12)
The South Dakota tribe is the first in the state to publicly announce plans to enter the growing industry.

Lakota Country Times: South Dakota Indian lawmakers meet (05/12)
The State Tribal Relations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature elected Senator Troy Heinert (D) as Chairman and Representative Shawn Bordeaux (D) as Vice Chair.

DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (05/12)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

Women on 20s campaign announces winner of national vote (05/12)
Wilma Mankiller, the late former chief of the Cherokee Nation, didn't come out on top of the ballot.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gets cell service (05/12)
A 'COW' (Cell Phone on Wheels) arrived in Lame Deer, paving the way for cell phone service in the community by mid-May and in other communities on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation within the next year.

Mayoral hopeful denies being racist at debate in Rapid City (05/11)
Steve Allender, the former police chief, admitted that he made inappropriate comments on the job.

Deadline extended for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (05/11)
Native youth have until Friday to submit applications and become a part of the historic event in Washington, D.C.

Woman donates 200-acre Iowa farm to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (05/11)
Ella Jean Ray, who passed away in December at the age of 88, deeded the site to the tribe in her will.

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