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9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Montana tribe expects a second round of Cobell buy-back offers (09/26)
Some $8.3 million in offers already went out to landowners earlier this month.

Native Sun News: Tex Hall ousted in North Dakota tribal primary (09/26)
The incumbent President of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes of North Dakota, Tex Hall, was ousted from office last Tuesday.

Lincoln Indian Center bans alcohol after unruly tailgate party (09/25)
The policy change comes after a large crowd of fans got rowdy prior to last week's University of Nebraska-Lincoln football game.

Navajo Nation might postpone election due to legal challenge (09/25)
A dispute over the Navajo language skills of a presidential candidate could affect the schedule.

Cherokee Nation hires former White House advisor Kim Teehee (09/25)
Tribal member will serve as vice president of special projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Native Sun News: Billy Mills marks 50th birthday of Olympic win (09/25)
Fifty years ago a young Oglala Lakota man stepped up to the starting line of the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Olympics not knowing that he was about the create history.

Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (09/25)
The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.

Native Sun News: School district outlaws debate on honor song (09/25)
Despite a letter coming from one of the biggest names in civil rights, the Chamberlain School Board still reaffirms its stand that the topic of an honoring song for graduates will 'never' be allowed at their meetings.

IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

Navajo Nation court to hear language issue affecting candidate (09/24)
Chris Deschene has made repeated Navajo-language gaffes on the campaign trail, according to a Navajo-speaking reporter.

ShoBan leader reportedly called sheriff's deputies 'Indian killers' (09/24)
Tensions flared when local law enforcement responded to the reservation to deal with an armed man.

Osage Nation to avoid FedEx due to association with NFL team (09/24)
The company pays for the naming rights to the stadium where the team plays and its president is a member of the team’s ownership group.

Trust fund settlements with tribes hit $2.61B mark under Obama (09/24)
The administration has negotiated agreements with 80 tribes.

Native Sun News: Listen to the Eyapaha at your next pow-wow (09/24)
Every year around Indian Country thousands of Indian people celebrate their connections to tradition and spirituality, to the Earth and to one another, in a social, personal and spiritual meeting: the Powwow.

Six people indicted as Guardians Project continues in Montana (09/24)
A husband and wife at Rocky Boy's, along with a husband and wife and their two children from Fort Peck, are the latest to be snared by federal prosecutors.

Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bison (09/24)
The Buffalo Treaty was signed on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.

Interview with Sarah Deer about violence against Native women (09/24)
Mary Hudetz interviews attorney and professor Sarah Deer about her work to prevent violence against Native women.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux athletes make the jump to college (09/24)
This year two athletes from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, each possessing unlimited potential, are experiencing the highs and lows of being 'redshirted.'

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (09/23)
The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

Clara Caufield: New Northern Cheyenne school still needs work (09/23)
In the last six months the Lame Deer Public Schools Board of Trustees, Administration and staff has had their hands full – dealing with an unfinished multi-million federally funded construction project to expand and improve that district's elementary school.

Lincoln Indian Center official ticketed for unruly tailgate party (09/23)
The center's parking lot has been nicknamed The Rez by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Activists ask judge to dismiss Washington NFL team's lawsuit (09/23)
The activists say the team's complaints lie with the federal agency that canceled six offensive trademarks.

Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

Cherokee Nation sends 'Warrior Flight' for WWII veterans to DC (09/23)
Seven veterans will visit the World War II Memorial and see other monuments on the tribe-financed trip.

Family of Indian teen killed by police stage protest in Oklahoma (09/23)
Mah-hi-Vist Goodblanket, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, was killed at his family's home on December 18, 2013.

Native Sun News: Treaty council condemns ceremony misuse (09/23)
At a recent meeting of the Black Hills Treaty Council in Rapid City a resolution was called for from the Oglala Sioux Tribe to stem the misuse and desecration of traditional ceremonies of the Oceti Sakowin.

Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (09/22)
Remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor were exposed earlier this year in British Columbia.

Justice Sotomayor studied Indian law after joining top court (09/22)
The justice has sided with tribal interests in five out of six cases since 2009.

Native Sun News: Native women speaking out against violence (09/22)
A photo posted by First Nations woman, Sarah Rainville has gone viral and is giving those who are fed up with the high rates of violent crime against indigenous women in Canada.

Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Cobell settlement checks being cashed across Indian Country (09/19)
Overall, some 493,000 checks have been sent out to Indian beneficiaries.

Native Sun News: Tribes united against Keystone XL Pipeline (09/19)
The tribally funded Oyate Wahacanka Woecun movement announced 'a monumental action' to oppose construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota.

NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (09/18)
The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.

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