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Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July (06/24)
The July 9-10 event features a sunrise ceremony, a sobriety walk, a golf tournament, drum and dance competitions and an honoring for veterans.
Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Aaron Payment re-elected as chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe (06/24)
Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.
Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (06/24)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.
Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota people denied voting rights on our own land (06/24)
If you consider the fact that we as Native Americans have not yet celebrated a century of citizenship on our own lands, you begin to understand why Native American history is always swept under the rug.
Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill (06/23)
The tribe's reservation will be growing by 300 acres thanks to a bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election Seneca-Cayuga Nation ordered to conduct another council election (06/23)
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (06/23)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service Mark Trahant: A Republican plan to terminate the Indian Health Service (06/23)
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (06/23)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (06/22)
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (06/22)
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (06/21)
A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.
Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax (06/21)
Voters in Snohomish County in Washington are being asked to approve Proposition 1 on August 2.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (06/21)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (06/20)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (06/20)
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to discuss rural programs Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to discuss rural programs (06/20)
Tribes and tribal colleges have benefited from grants, loans and other programs at the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development.
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (06/20)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop (06/20)
Carlyle Begay, a Republican candidate for Congress, said tribes spent about 30 minutes with the real estate mogul.
Penobscot Nation seeks a new start in rocky dealings with state Penobscot Nation seeks a new start in rocky dealings with state (06/20)
The tribe will no longer participate in the Maine Legislature and has appointed a government relations ambassador to work with the state.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (06/20)
Bills to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians, improve law and order in Indian Country and boost tribal participation on federal forest lands are on the agenda.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (06/20)
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.
Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur (06/17)
Carlyle Begaye wished the presidential candidate would use a different term while Shawn Redd was all for the attacks.
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (06/17)
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in Senate Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in Senate (06/17)
S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, aims to improve accountability, transparency and patient care at the troubled agency.
Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities (06/16)
Large tribes that are ready to move quickly on projects would get priority for $25 million in federal funds.
Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (06/16)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (06/16)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity Steve Russell: Congress is not required to buy the NRA's stupidity (06/16)
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota (06/16)
Lawmakers will convene in Rapid City this week to hear from tribal leaders and tribal citizens about the care they have received at the Indian Health Service.
Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota Mark Trahant: A movement for the Native vote in North Dakota (06/15)
I have written before that the 2016 election seems like an 'outsiders' election and you cannot get any more outsider than Native American candidates.
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health Service Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health Service (06/15)
Across Lakota Country all eyes are pointed towards Rapid City as a congressional delegation made up of representatives of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs prepares for a series of public meetings on improving the Indian Health Service.
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (06/15)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.

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