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Chickasaw Nation signs compact with state for license plates (10/24)
Tribal members will pay the same fees as other residents but will receive a rebate from the tribe for a portion of the fees.

Think Progress: South Dakota county suppresses Native vote (10/24)
Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe face difficulties if they want to participate in early voting in Buffalo County.

Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign (10/24)
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation that allows voters to determine whether a candidate is fluent in the Navajo language.

Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meet (10/24)
Thousands of Alaska Natives are in Anchorage to express pride and unity in their languages and cultures.

Rep. Don Young to speak to Alaska Natives amid controversy (10/24)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.

President Barack Obama urges early voting for Alaska Natives (10/23)
Voting is a big issue at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference.

Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit (10/23)
The tax credit expired in 2013 and the tribe says its revenues have taken a hit.

Navajo Nation's top court orders new ballots without candidate (10/23)
The November 4 election will likely be postponed.

Rep. Don Young blames government 'largesse' for suicide rate (10/23)
Alaska's lone congressional representative expands on controversial comments in a state with the highest suicide rate.

Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (10/23)
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.

Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months later (10/23)
The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.

Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (10/23)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to election season (10/23)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is set for some major turnover on the tribal council if the results of last week’s primary election are any indication.

Shinnecock Nation allows felons to hold office in certain cases (10/22)
Tribal members who were convicted of a non-sexual felony and were released from incarceration for five years before an election can run for the office of trustee.

Native Sun News: Candidate seeks investigation into program (10/22)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer is challenging a Republican legislature to demand accountability.

Christopher Chavis: Navajo court got it wrong in fluency case (10/22)
Law student argues that Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene should be allowed to stay on the ballot.

Navajo Nation presidential candidate to be removed from ballot (10/22)
Chris Deschene was disqualified due to his lack of fluency in the Navajo language.

Rep. Don Young criticized for comments to high school students (10/22)
Witnesses say he went too far with remarks about domestic violence, youth suicide and same-sex marriage.

SCIA to hold listening session at NCAI on Indian education bill (10/22)
The session takes place Tuesday, October 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (10/22)
The bill provides up to $17,500 in student loan forgiveness for members of federally-recognized tribes who teach at Bureau of Indian Education schools or at schools that serve Indian students.

BIA announces consultations for secretarial election regulation (10/21)
Three sessions have been scheduled in Atlanta, Georgia; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Rocklin, California.

Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case (10/21)
The justices heard two hours of oral arguments in a case that's being watched across the country.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives ready for conference and election (10/21)
No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn of BIA (10/21)
The Chickasaw Nation citizen has been in charge of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years now.

Top Navajo Nation court holds hearing in presidential dispute (10/20)
Opponents are trying to have Chris Deschene, who is not fluent in the Navajo language, removed from the ballot.

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas selects Lester Randall as new leader (10/20)
Fred Thomas will serve as vice-chair and Sag-Tul Banks will serve as secretary.

White House Tribal Nations Conference takes place December 3 (10/20)
President Barack Obama has held the conference every years since 2009.

Dustina Gill: Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters (10/20)
Everyone in the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota needs to say something on Tuesday, November 4, to stand up for our people.

Mark Trahant: Races come down to turnout in three key states (10/20)
In 2014 these are my three elections to watch: Alaska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Opinion: Politicians relying on Native voters in a close election (10/17)
Columnist for The New York Times looks at the power of the Native vote in this election cycle.

Poarch Creeks donate another $500K to Democratic candida (10/17)
The tribe has donated a total of $1.5 million to attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard.

Mark Trahant: Native vote could tip races in Idaho and Colorado (10/17)
Could a Democrat steal a win in Idaho? If enough people vote for independent and Tea Party candidates, then, well, yes.

Native Sun News: Native vote plays key role in Senate matchup (10/16)
South Dakota is up for grabs and its Native American population may play a huge part in deciding who represents the Mt. Rushmore State and tribes in the Senate.

Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up (10/15)
It may seem that the Senate race in the state is the only game in town, but that may be changing as the South Dakota gubernatorial race heats up.

Mark Trahant: Native vote could offer some answers in Kansas (10/15)
What’s with Kansas? Well, the first thing you need to know is that early voting starts today.

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