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United Keetoowah Band installs new leader after impeachment vote United Keetoowah Band installs new leader after impeachment vote (05/26)
Joe Bunch will serve as chief of the Oklahoma tribe following the impeachment of George Wickliffe.
Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property (05/26)
The EVE auction house in Paris continues to insist that all of the items were acquired legally and is even urging tribes to buy their own property.
Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects (05/26)
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon (05/25)
To me it’s cool that Tawna Sanchez will represent Portland neighborhoods in the Oregon Legislature.
Leader of United Keetoowah Band ousted through impeachment Leader of United Keetoowah Band ousted through impeachment (05/25)
Chief George Wickliffe was accused of misappropriating tribal funds, violating the constitution and approving payments without approval.
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (05/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.
Sen. Barrasso to chair platform committee for GOP convention Sen. Barrasso to chair platform committee for GOP convention (05/25)
A face familiar to Indian Country has landed a key role in developing the platform for the Republican Party.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (05/25)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (05/25)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'
Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation (05/24)
A controversy that surfaced last summer has been revived with the fiscal year 2017 Interior appropriations measure.
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (05/24)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform Mark Trahant: Tulalip citizen Deborah Parker lands role in crafting Democratic platform (05/24)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders.
Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill (05/24)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home.
Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton (05/24)
Chairman John Berrey said he's been a 'proud' Republican since 2002 but he won't be supporting Donald Trump.
Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws Alaska Natives welcome removal of 'Eskimo' from federal laws (05/24)
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires (05/23)
Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (05/23)
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol (05/20)
Rain-soaked horseback riders converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal offices to protest a referendum election to legalize alcohol on the dry reservation.
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (05/19)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties Steve Russell: Unpopular politicians represent splintered parties (05/19)
Constrained by history, we are watching from the cheap seats as both parties splinter in a manner that would be no big deal in a parliamentary system but is a very big deal when there are only two parties and both of them are facing a revolt from below.
LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values LaDonna Harris and Samuel Goodhope: Bernie Sanders shares our cultural values (05/19)
At the age of 85, I join my 28-year-old grandson who helped me draft this op-ed, in support of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country Montana establishes 13 satellite voting offices in Indian Country (05/19)
The offices are located in nine counties and will help tribal citizens exercise their voting rights.
Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (05/19)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course
Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico Sandia Pueblo welcomes media to GOP convention in New Mexico (05/19)
All media requests have been approved as the tribe's leader said there never was a 'ban' on coverage at the event.
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (05/19)
Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.
Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country Native Sun News: Bernie Sanders stages rallies in Lakota country (05/19)
Mother Nature provided the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign with perfect weather to stage two Lakota country rallies in South Dakota.
Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees Donald Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees (05/18)
Allison H. Eid doesn't have much of a record on Indian issues at the Colorado Supreme Court but her husband is well known for his advocacy efforts.
Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (05/18)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.
Sandia Pueblo bans media from upcoming Republican meeting Sandia Pueblo bans media from upcoming Republican meeting (05/18)
The state Republican Party said it wasn't aware of the media ban until it was too late to change the venue.
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (05/18)
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (05/18)
Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.
Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump Mark Trahant: Indian Republican Tom Cole backs Donald Trump (05/18)
So what is a Republican candidate for Congress to do? Support Donald Trump and some of his nonsensical policies?
Native Sun News: Group aims to empower young Oglala citizens Native Sun News: Group aims to empower young Oglala citizens (05/18)
A small group of educated Oglala Lakota citizens have teamed up to empower their fellow 'millennials' to get involved in tribal government.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues (05/17)
Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference (05/17)
The reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority of the National American Indian Housing Council.

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