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IRS placed $664K in tax liens on leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (01/23)
An attorney for the tribe said the issue, dating back to 1994, has been resolved.

Fire in 1865 destroyed Smithsonian collection of Indian portraits (01/23)
More than 250 historic portraits were destroyed on January 24, 1865.

Oglala Sioux medicine man dies awaiting trial in sexual abuse case (01/23)
Charles Chipps was 67 years old. He was accused of abusing young girls.

Native Sun News: Montana basketball legend gives back to youth (01/23)
In Indian Country, basketball is king and the players who serve that master are often treated like royalty and as local legends.

Tristan Ahtone: Former Native gang member tries to start anew (01/22)
Boots, 19, is one of dozens of gang members who escaped arrest and indictment in 2013 after a massive local, state and federal takedown of Native Mob.

City to enter into public transit contract with Mississippi Choctaws (01/22)
The city will pay the tribe $75,000 a year for an on-demand bus service.

Oklahoma lawmakers debate future of unfinished Indian museum (01/22)
The facility in Oklahoma City needs another $80 million -- donors have pledged $40 million if the state comes up with the rest.

State of Indian Nations as delivered by NCAI President Cladoosby (01/22)
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby delivered the annual speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations (01/22)
The Wyoming Republican is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Sainthood for founder of brutal California Indian mission system (01/22)
Junipero Serra relocated tribal members to the missions, where they were forced to convert to Catholicism and put to work.

Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center (01/22)
Organizers of a Native American events center that will benefit Indians living in and around Sacred He Sapa is closer to becoming a reality.

Members of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe try to oust longtime leader (01/21)
Michael Jandreau has been in charge for 36 years.

Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (01/21)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (01/21)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe contested foreign uranium mining expansion in Nebraska

Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Historic Lakota winter count went unnoticed in trunk for decades (01/20)
The count features 136 years of pictographs and was likely created by someone on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band joins immersion school with BIE school (01/20)
The Waadookodaading was facing financial pressures but will continue its mission to preserve the Ojibwe language.

Crow Tribe sponsors billboard proclaiming 'Jesus Christ Is Lord' (01/20)
Many tribal members practice a blend of traditional and Pentecostal beliefs.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe confronts many challenges (01/20)
When Mark Fox took the oath of the highest office in the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation, he initiated his first four-year term with a pledge to bolster the reservation’s economic self-sufficiency.

Civil rights group calls for elimination of NFL team's racist name (01/19)
A testy meeting that included Gary Edwards, a Cherokee man who runs the Original Americans Foundation, proved to be the last straw.

Lawmakers concerned about Lower Brule Sioux Tribe allegations (01/19)
A report from Human Rights Watch accused tribal leaders of failing to account for about $25 million in federal funds.

Internet lenders linked to Miami Nation agree to $21M settlement (01/19)
The Federal Trade Commission accused the companies of violating consumer protection laws.

Initial DNA tests show Kennewick Man linked to Native peoples (01/19)
The 9,500-year-old remains were discovered on federal land in Washington that was once a part of the Umatilla Reservation.

Fort Peck Tribes approve use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (01/19)
The council set a deadline of June 1 to draft new laws to regulate the drug.

Native Sun News: Report due into police shooting of Native man (01/19)
As the community begins the healing process following the shooting death of Allen Locke by officer Anthony Meirose, several organizations are scrambling to find positive solutions to investigate and solve these too frequent occurrences.

MPR: Red Lake Nation takes a small step towards legal marijuana (01/16)
David Manuel, an enrolled member of Red Lake Nation and an advocate for producing marijuana, argues that the industry would provide an economic opportunity for Red Lake.

Oneida Nation and Yakama Nation in football championship wager (01/16)
The Oneidas accepted a challenge from the Yakamas and some big stakes are on the table.

Turtle Talk announces winner of big Indian law and policy contest (01/16)
The answer may surprise you!

DOI sends $20M in land-buy back offers on Salt River Reservation (01/16)
Landowners have until March 6 to determine whether they want to sell their fractionated interests.

Supporters of Chris Deschene still upset with handling of election (01/16)
The Navajo Nation entered a new year without a new president.

Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (01/16)
The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.

Fish and Wildlife Service develops new tribal consultation policy (01/15)
Officials will be holding two webinars next week and a consultation session next month to discuss the changes.

Non-Indians refuse to pay rent to Colorado River Indian Tribes (01/15)
One holdout grosses about $150,000 a year from a mobile home park but won't pay any money due to the tribe under a lease.

Miami Nation to open office on ancestral homelands in Indiana (01/15)
The tribe was based in Indiana before being removed to Kansas and then to Oklahoma.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation to use marijuana revenue for programs (01/15)
The tribe is the first in Indian Country to enter the legal marijuana industry.



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