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Oneida Nation swears in women to four top leadership positions (08/15)
Women hold six seats on the council, including the chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary positions.

Cow Creek Band gives to Democratic and Republican candidates (08/15)
The tribe donated $50,000 to Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and $10,000 to state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R).

Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to reopen talks over surplus land (08/15)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo have been sparring for years about the division of the land.

Editorial: Virginia governor fumbles on NFL team's racist mascot (08/14)
The Washington Post takes Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to task for refusing to condemn the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Rosanna Deerchild: Mayoral candidate dismisses wife's racism (08/13)
Rosanna Deerchild responds to the controversy over racist comments made by the wife of mayoral candidate Gord Steeves.

Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money now (08/13)
Of course, the easiest way to balance the budget is to press ahead with health care reform.

Mayoral candidate breaks silence on wife's 'drunken Natives' post (08/12)
Gord Steeves tries to explain why his wife lashed out against Native people in a posting on Facebook more than four years ago.

Federal judge won't intervene in Caddo Nation leadership dispute (08/12)
Brenda Shemayme Edwards continues to claim control of the tribe although opponents say they removed her through a recall petition.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation pays $9K fine for campaign donations (08/12)
The tribe acknowledged that its donations to an embattled state senator went over the legal limits.

Mayoral candidate's wife apologizes for 'drunken Natives' post (08/08)
The comments surfaced on the same day candidate Gord Steeves said he was going to put more resources into keeping inebriated people off the streets.

Chukchansi Tribe reportedly goes through leadership takeover (08/08)
Five council members, including the chairman, were suspended on ethics charges.

Tex Hall seeks another term as chairman of North Dakota tribe (08/08)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation will hold a primary in September and a general election in November.

Sen. John Walsh of Montana drops run amid plagiarism scandal (08/08)
Democrats will have to find a candidate to face Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican who has been reaching out to tribes.

Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (08/07)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Second chief from Muscogee Nation charged for embezzlement (08/06)
Roger Dana Barnett is accused of stealing about $150,000 from the tribe.

Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Former Colville chair Joe Pakootas wins Democratic nomination (08/06)
Pakootas will face incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris, a Republican, in the general election.

Tule River Tribe pushing for approval of water reservoir project (08/06)
Congress has failed to act on a bill to authorize a water reservoir for the tribe.

Native Sun News: Senate candidates accept invitation to debate (08/06)
Native Sun News has teamed up with the United Tribes Technical College in Rapid City to host a senatorial debate.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe re-elects Anthony Reider as chair (08/05)
Tribal members also elected Gordon Jones as secretary over the incumbent.

Bill seeks referendum on term limits for Navajo Nation president (08/05)
The referendum won't affect the campaign of former two-term president Joe Shirley Jr.

Indian candidate denounces Ted Nugent during Wyoming trip (08/04)
Rocker calls himself the 'best friend' to Native Americans at a Tea Party rally.

Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (08/04)
The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.

Al Jazeera: Joe Pakootas in longshot campaign for Congress (08/04)
Al Jazeera follows Joe Pakootas, a former chairman of the Colville Tribes, on the campaign trail.

In the Loop: Checking in with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (08/04)
In the Loop goes behind the scenes with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who's been on the job for a little more than a year.

Teen held for brutal murder of 13-year-old Alaska Native girl (08/04)
The 14-year-old boy faces a hearing to determine whether he will be tried as an adult or a juvenile for the murder of Mackenzie Howard.

Montana to open satellite voting office on Blackfeet Reservation (08/01)
Tribal members won't have to travel long distances to exercise their voting rights.

Leadership flap in Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes appears settled (08/01)
It looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee supports bills for Nevada tribes (08/01)
Bills benefit the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and six other tribes in the state.

Support grows for trail to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (08/01)
The Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail traces the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.

Rep. Young apologizes for grabbing arm of Congressional staffer (08/01)
A video shows the staffer reacting in pain or shock after his arm was twisted by the lawmaker.

Proposed bill targets 'halfbreed' and 'breed' names in Montana (07/31)
A consultant for the Little Shell Tribe counted 17 place names in the state.

Sen. Tester questions void in leadership at IHS regional offices (07/31)
Four of the 12 regions lack permanent directors, with vacancies in two regions dating to 2011.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks (07/31)
Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill last week that would streamline the Cobell Land Buy-Back program and the payment of the second and long awaited Cobell settlement payments.

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