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Navajo Nation candidates enter final stretch of bumpy campaign (04/17)
The winner of the April 21 vote -- either Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye -- will be sworn into office next month, putting an end to an unusual election season.

Man from Tulalip Tribes enters not guilty plea to firearms charge (04/17)
Raymond Lee Fryberg is accused of unlawfully acquiring five firearms, including the one used in a fatal school shooting last October.

Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (04/17)
Buddhist pacifists on a U.S. Prayer Walk for Peace and a nuclear-free future culminated a tour April 9 of Navajo and Hopi lands negatively impacted by uranium mining.

Lakota Country Times: Sen. Tester pushes for tribal college funds (04/17)
At time when Indian Country’s allies are few and far between, Senator John Tester (D-Montana) is going to bat for tribes and asking congress to provide more funding for tribal colleges.

Native Sun News: A ride-along with a South Dakota county sheriff (04/17)
There is an exhilaration attached to the acceleration of the turbo charged engine of a law enforcement cruiser as the lights are turned on and the sirens sound as a traffic stop begins.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (04/16)
The meeting was the first since the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who died on April 3 after leading the tribe for 36 years.

Alaska to make changes to Indian Child Welfare Act procedures (04/16)
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.

Colorado House approves bill to restrict use of Indian mascots (04/16)
The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (04/16)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held nine hearings, including two on reservations, and has advanced nearly a dozen bills since the start of the 114th Congress.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (04/16)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.

New York City approves marker where Indian slaves were sold (04/16)
The market in lower Manhattan opened in 1711 and slaves were sold there until 1726.

Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (04/16)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.

Judge Judy chooses reservation school for graduation speech (04/15)
Alexus Uentillie, a young member of the Navajo Nation, submitted the winning essay in a national contest.

WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/15)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill (04/15)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she was inspired by the Women on 20s campaign, which has named Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller as a potential candidate for the paper bill.

Indian arts organization seeks replacement for top executive (04/15)
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts needs a chief development officer to replace an executive whose resignation came after some upheaval last year.

Navajo Nation signs buy-back cooperative agreement with DOI (04/15)
President Ben Shelly said the tribe's participation in the Land Buy-Back Program will prevent allotments from being sold to private interests.

DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (04/15)
More than 1,500 landowners have until June 8 to decide whether they want to accept the money in exchange for their fractional interests.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo (04/15)
The homecoming celebration takes place at the Concho Community Hall in Concho, Oklahoma, on Friday.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district endorses marijuana (04/15)
In what could be a first step towards legalization of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation the Wounded Knee district passed a motion that legalizes the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana as well as industrialized hemp.

Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May (04/15)
The trip to South Dakota means the president will have visited all 50 states during his time in the Oval Office.

Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker has a new opponent in the mayoral race; he is the former Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender.

Native Sun News: Candidates to debate on tribal college campus (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker and Candidate Steve Allender, have agreed to a Native Sun News mayoral debate and Oglala Lakota College has been chosen as the sight to host the event.

Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (04/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (04/14)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.

Connecticut tribes support state's efforts against online lenders (04/14)
The Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes are siding with the state against a fellow tribe from Oklahoma.

Lawsuit seeks information on remarks at Indian law conference (04/14)
A top Department of Justice official said the government 'made mistakes' by advancing racially and culturally biased arguments in two historic Indian law cases.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court rebuffs attempt to block election (04/14)
Tribal members will go the polls on April 21 and choose a new leader: Joe Shirley Jr. or Russell Begaye.

Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (04/14)
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Menominee Nation woman hired as executive director for NAIHC (04/13)
Pamala Silas joins the organization as it continues to push for the reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.

First woman to lead Mississippi Choctaws opens re-election bid (04/13)
Phyliss J. Anderson made history when she was elected chief in 2010.

Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team (04/13)
Although it's been one hundred years since the inception of the Cleveland Indians’ name, it is a year like any other for Cleveland resident Marjorie Villafane of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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