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New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs (05/25)
Heidi J. Frechette, who is Menominee, Brothertown and Stockbridge-Munsee, was selected after an eight-month recruitment process.
Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program Three tribes enter cooperative agreements for buy-back program (05/25)
The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.
Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (05/25)
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (05/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.
Sen. Barrasso to chair platform committee for GOP convention Sen. Barrasso to chair platform committee for GOP convention (05/25)
A face familiar to Indian Country has landed a key role in developing the platform for the Republican Party.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (05/25)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (05/25)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects (05/25)
The Red Cloud Heritage Center ended its 'Our Community Story' project with screenings of students’ interviews with elders, artists and professionals from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions (05/25)
The Full Circle-Kyle Health Center program’s innovative approach emphasizes the positive aspects of life, including individual achievement within a group, or collectivistic, setting, family and community.
Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation (05/24)
A controversy that surfaced last summer has been revived with the fiscal year 2017 Interior appropriations measure.
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (05/24)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (05/24)
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.
Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill (05/24)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (05/24)
Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.
Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (05/24)
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.
Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old (05/24)
A six-month-old boy suffered a seizure after a provider at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, failed to consider his full medical history.
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (05/24)
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (05/24)
Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.
Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation (05/24)
Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont and Tyrell Wilson were apparently involved in a fatal accident while on their way to a gaming facility on the reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children (05/24)
A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.
Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened (05/23)
The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, poses an 'mmediate threat to the health and safety' of tribal members, a warning letter stated.
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (05/23)
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Santa Fe Indian School preparing for First Lady Michelle Obama Santa Fe Indian School preparing for First Lady Michelle Obama (05/23)
All of the leaders of the 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are expected to attend the historic graduation ceremony.
Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks (05/23)
The search continues for three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation more than two weeks ago.
Native Sun News: Rapid City group aims to address disparities Native Sun News: Rapid City group aims to address disparities (05/23)
At least half of this city’s Indigenous, or Native American, population lives in poverty, according to statistics from City-Data.com, which is one of the highest rates in the nation.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day (05/23)
With the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation faced with deadly concerns about the meth problems, Crazy Horse School hosted a Meth Awareness Day with special guest speakers Miss Oglala Lakota Nation Santana Youngman and Julie Richards, the Founder of Mothers Against Meth Awareness.
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (05/20)
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.
Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (05/20)
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol (05/20)
Rain-soaked horseback riders converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal offices to protest a referendum election to legalize alcohol on the dry reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth learn about martial arts Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth learn about martial arts (05/20)
Full Circle Martial Arts was invited to the Pine Ridge Reservation to help combat the recent suicide epidemic by giving kids a place to go, a physical activity to take part in and an environment where they could find a support network.
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (05/19)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process (05/19)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts described the change as a 'common sense' approach to land title.
Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case Supreme Court still holding onto decision in tribal jurisdiction case (05/19)
The justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians more than 160 days ago and only one other case is older.
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (05/19)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course
Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico (05/19)
All media requests have been approved as the tribe's leader said there never was a 'ban' on coverage at the event.

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