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Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

BIA and DOJ seek to mediate Cayuga Nation leadership dispute (02/27)
Clint Halftown is recognized as the tribe's representative but rivals say they removed him from the position.

Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language advocate passes on at age 58 (02/27)
Mark Awakuni-Swetland’s accomplishments were many and likely will have longstanding impact on the Omaha Tribe.

Native Sun News: Rapid City leader calls for tax on alcohol sales (02/27)
Dialog has begun between Rapid City Common Council members and members of the Indian community that could lead to tax relief for property owners and relief from the aftermath of substance abuse.

Hoopa Valley Tribe places marijuana referendum on April ballot (02/26)
Tribal law currently bars cultivation of the drug but members circulated a petition to put the issue to a vote.

Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (02/26)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wants tournament moved out of Rapid City (02/26)
The tribe is upset by the handling of an incident in which 57 Indian students were victimized at a hockey game.

Former Sisseton Wahpeton chairman joins marijuana company (02/26)
Robert Shepherd is the Tribal Relations Officer for Monarch America, a 'cannabis management' firm.

Alaska Native community still waiting on funding for relocation (02/26)
Government reports from 2003 and 2009 have not resulted in concrete action to save Kivalina.

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe leader sidelined by council (02/26)
Amid controversy over constitutional requirements for the number of votes needed to bring ethics charges against the leader of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, council moved to suspend President Cyril Scott.

Mary Pember: Tlingit masks appraised on 'Antiques Roadshow' (02/25)
According to Native peoples in the Haines area, the masks are from the Tlingit village of Klukwan.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (02/25)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Mobile dental clinic takes service to Navajo Nation communities (02/25)
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a 2014 study.

Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (02/25)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.

Native Sun News: Artist Del Iron Cloud wins top award at show (02/25)
Each year during the Black Hills Stock Show an amazing event takes place that challenges the expertise of each competitor.

Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (02/24)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.

Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers (02/24)
Landowners on five reservations in five states are facing deadlines in March and April.

Bill for tribal marijuana agreements advancing in Washington (02/24)
The bill would allow the state to work with tribes on marijuana issues.

Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (02/24)
The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (02/24)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

Obama expected to veto bill to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/24)
The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't have enough votes to override a veto.

Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte (02/24)
Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte?

Energy industry brings gangs and drugs to tribe in North Dakota (02/23)
Methamphetamine is being trafficked by heavily-armed gangs from out of state and Latin America. Even heroin has shown up.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes ensure equal treatment in marriage law (02/23)
The tribe's governing body voted unanimously to embrace marriage equality.

Man from Omaha Tribe hopes for marriage equality in Nebraska (02/23)
Brandon Stabler grew up on the reservation feeling ostracized.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe confirms measles exposure at clinic (02/23)
The four cases appear to have originated with a man who visited the clinic late last month.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute (02/23)
Presidential candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye welcomed the ruling but the tribe's legislative leader doesn't believe the matter has been settled.

Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (02/23)
The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux entrepreneur creates foundation (02/23)
After traveling the world, Oglala Sioux Tribal member Twila True has come full circle, bringing with her hope for the most impoverished region in the country.

Menominee Nation leader wants to move quickly on marijuana (02/20)
Craig Corn, a former chairman who serves on the tribe's governing body, will be attending the first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference next week.

Native Sun News: Lakota student helps out with his community (02/20)
The Rapid City Club for Boys is a supportive program for the Native American students living in the area.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks federal probe into attack on children (02/20)
A letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.

Mescalero Apache Nation holds grand opening for first zip line (02/20)
The Apache Wind Rider Ziptour starts at an elevation of 11,500 feet, making it the highest zip tour in the world.

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational stays put in Rapid (02/20)
The Lakota Nation Invitational tournament brings millions of dollars into Rapid City each December.

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