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Senate candidate backs holocaust memorial at Wounded Knee (07/18)
Larry Pressler said the museum could be built with state and federal funds.

Unsettled Ch. 20: Passamaquoddy Tribe still lacks constitution (07/18)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about the lack of a joint constitution for the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe contains spill at pipeline (07/18)
The Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation, working with federal, state, and corporate officials, has contained a pipeline spill that threatened to contaminate Lake Sakakawea.

Quechan Nation turns down 'bribe' from Washington NFL team (07/17)
Team offered to pay for skate park and brought renderings in the team's colors.

Arizona governor signs bill to declare Navajo Code Talkers Day (07/17)
August 14 will be celebrated as Navajo Code Talkers' Day.

Details announced for meetings about $380M Keepseagle fund (07/17)
Input from Indian Country will be solicited at a series of meetings and webinars.

Unsettled Ch. 19: Passamaquoddy Tribe restricts right to vote (07/17)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about the denial of voting rights within the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cobell buy-back agreements come with little money for tribes (07/17)
The starting figure for discussions is about $500,000, a top Interior Department official said.

Navajo artist and Chinese artist collaborate for unique project (07/17)
Bert Benally and Ai Weiwei create 'Pull of the Moon' on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president replies to complaints (07/17)
Suspended Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer responded to the two complaints levied against him.

Garden City Group executive ties Cobell payment delay to DOI (07/16)
Indian beneficiaries are still waiting on the final payment from the $3.4 million settlement.

APM: Native Nations Institute surveying off-reservation youth (07/16)
The Native Nations Institute is conducting an online survey of Native youth who live away from their communities.

Mary Pember: Wisconsin tribes ask EPA to stop massive mine (07/16)
Six tribes sign letter in opposition to huge $1.3 billion mine in northern Wisconsin.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement for Cobell buy-back (07/16)
The reservation is the second-most fractionated in Indian Country.

Report faults Maine over dealings with Passamaquoddy Tribe (07/16)
State has claimed authority over tribal fishing activities.

BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (07/16)
Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.

Tulalip Tribes prosecutor gets expanded authority under VAWA (07/15)
The tribe will work closely federal prosecutors on domestic violence matters.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe finds racist graffiti left on historical marker (07/15)
Someone wrote 'White Power' and 'Die Indians' on a sign on the reservation.

Oregon still working to rename dozens of 'squaw' place names (07/15)
Indian women convinced lawmakers to change the names but it's been a slow-moving process.

IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (07/15)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

Immigrants who speak Native languages face difficulty in US (07/14)
Native people make up a significant percentage of Mexican immigrants in New York City and many of them are running into language barriers.

Women take four top council seats in Oneida Nation election (07/14)
Women now hold six out of 9 seats on the tribal council.

Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee (07/11)
Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.

BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process (07/11)
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.

DOI told to investigate alleged violations of NAGPRA in California (07/10)
Former employee says Bureau of Reclamation office has failed to keep track of ancestral remains and artifacts.

Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds (07/10)
The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration

Former leader of Cedarville Rancheria to stand trial for murders (07/09)
Cherie Lash Rhoades faces the death penalty if convicted.

Lamwakers introduce bill for adoption tax credit for Indian parents (07/09)
The Tribal Adoption Parity Act recognizes tribal determinations for special needs children.

Town rescinds decision to change name of park for Indian fighter (07/09)
Kit Carson's name will still be used for the section of the park where he is buried.

Reform plan urges billions for Bureau of Indian Education schools (07/09)
School construction list hasn't been updated since 2004.

BIA approves land-into-trust application for Stillaguamish Tribe (07/08)
The property includes the new home of the tribe's natural resources department.

Ponca Tribe museum features headdress worn by Standing Bear (07/08)
The museum is inside a building that was constructed tribal members in 1936.

Agua Caliente Band donates $175K from golf tourney to charities (07/08)
Recipients included the Nike N7 Fund.

Mary Pember: Federal raids slow black market of Indian artifacts (07/08)
Mary Annette Pember reports on how recent raids have slowed the global trade in Indian artifacts.

MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

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