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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting (July 16, 2019)

Legislation to support tribal water rights and repeal outdated federal Indian laws are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe hindered by inadequate internet
Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe hindered by inadequate internet (July 12, 2019)

The Havasupai Tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes giant leap forward with website
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes giant leap forward with website (July 11, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation’s website – Cherokee.org – relaunched July 1.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Cronkite News: Indian Country falling behind when it comes to broadband
Cronkite News: Indian Country falling behind when it comes to broadband (May 9, 2019)

Fewer than half the households on tribal lands in Arizona have access to broadband internet, and only one exceeds the state average.


Clara Caufield: Computers will do exactly what you tell them. That's probably the problem.
Clara Caufield: Computers will do exactly what you tell them. That's probably the problem. (April 30, 2019)

Years ago, I had a very friendly computer. Now I have a laptop, which seems to be much more intelligent than me.


5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms (October 22, 2018)

Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.


John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions
John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions (October 4, 2018)

South Dakota is lucky to have a new generation of tribal leaders who continue to fight day in and day for the communities in which they live.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (October 1, 2018)

A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country
Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country (August 14, 2018)

Controversial changes to a program that helps tribal citizens obtain telephone, cell phone and internet service are on hold thanks to court action.


Posting about 'merciless Indian savages' can get you censored
Posting about 'merciless Indian savages' can get you censored (July 6, 2018)

Mark Charles has been talking about it for years but did you know that 'merciless Indian Savages' can get you censored on Facebook?


States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation
States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (June 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.


High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet
High Country News: Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet (April 11, 2018)

Across sovereign governments, a group of Southwest tribes prepares to launch their own network.


Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)

Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.


Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.


Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook
Jenni Monet: Indian Country isn't rushing to #DeleteFacebook (March 27, 2018)

Facebook has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time


Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.


Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.


Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians
Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians (February 28, 2018)

An obviously fake article on a satirical website had to be debunked, again, after it claimed President Donald Trump wanted to ship Native Americans 'back to where they came from – India.'


Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.


Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website
Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)

Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.


Facebook takes down fake 'Native' pages that posted fake news
Facebook takes down fake 'Native' pages that posted fake news (February 2, 2018)

Facebook has taken down a slew of 'Native American' pages that were posting links to illegitimate news sites based in Europe.


Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations
Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations (January 23, 2018)

Closing the digital divide is one of the most important challenges facing Indian Country today.


Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)

Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.


Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)

The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.


Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application
Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.


Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking (September 20, 2017)

The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has bipartisan support but is facing opposition from free speech advocates and the tech industry.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business (September 11, 2017)

The problems with Indian Country Today can be traced to its decision to leave Lakota territory and move to offices in central New York and then to an office in Manhattan.


Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (February 21, 2017)

More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.


North Dakota county wants 'Sheriff Kirchmeier' account off Twitter
North Dakota county wants 'Sheriff Kirchmeier' account off Twitter (December 7, 2016)

America's infamous #NoDAPL sheriff is not sending out tweets but some users seem to think the account is legitimate.


Harlan McKosato: Don't believe everything you read on Facebook
Harlan McKosato: Don't believe everything you read on Facebook (December 5, 2016)

'There are a lot of Indians on Facebook that crack me up.'


Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation
Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation (October 25, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe plans to secure $100 million in financing for the project.


Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth
Geek Squad Academy takes digital camp to Choctaw Nation youth (June 14, 2016)

About 180 students from the Oklahoma tribe are getting a crash course in the latest technologies.


Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)

The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.


David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media
David Shorter: Images of indigenous people go missing in media (May 16, 2016)

What causes the Internet to lack respectful images of Native people using technology?


Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (May 12, 2016)

Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.


Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country
Witness list for hearing on telecommunications in Indian Country (April 25, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.


James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking
James Giago Davies: Lakota culture reshaped by social networking (April 18, 2016)

I drive hundreds of miles across isolated blacktop just to get to remote arenas to watch two tiny schools ball up, and the bleachers are full of people sitting with cell phones glued to the sides of their heads.


Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May
Adrianne Chalepah: I'm the comic who waged war on Ralphie May (April 15, 2016)

Ralphie and I both got kicked all over the internet, and we are going to get back up, and get back on our horses.


Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around
Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around (April 13, 2016)

The popular comedian offered to use his celebrity to help Indian Country even as he faced continued criticism for an old routine that many found offensive.


Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces
Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces (April 7, 2016)

The comedian denied being a racist but it wasn't enough for him to keep an upcoming gig in Minnesota.


Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politics
Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politics (April 5, 2016)

The advent of the Internet and Social Media has brought a dramatic change to Indian politics


Clara Caufield: A perspective on technology from an old dinosaur
Clara Caufield: A perspective on technology from an old dinosaur (March 30, 2016)

Everyone who reads this column will realize that I am a dinosaur from an older 'pre-cell phone era' and like it that way.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules telecom hearing (March 14, 2016)

The hearing will focus on a Government Accountability Office report that outlined numerous challenges faced by tribes in securing high-speed Internet service.


Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business
Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (February 11, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.


Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people
Video: Native Americans have some questions for White people (January 29, 2016)

Participants in the BuzzFeed clip talk about racism, stereotypes and other issues they face due to their heritage.


Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm
Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm (January 27, 2016)

Chairman James Williams said the purchase will enable the tribe to continue growing its economy.


Brandon Ecoffey: Making history with Lakota Country Times app
Brandon Ecoffey: Making history with Lakota Country Times app (January 7, 2016)

One of the many things that we have learned is that people from all over the world are interested in reading news about Lakota people and about the governance of our nations.


James Giago Davies: Holding things together in Lakota country
James Giago Davies: Holding things together in Lakota country (December 15, 2015)

Pages are set up on the internet, with the intent of supplying timely information about an event, about sports rosters, but you find many of them haven’t been updated for years.


Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students
Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students (November 16, 2015)

The trip highlights a high-speed Internet partnership and the Every Kid in a Park initiative.


Sally Jewell: High-speed Internet coming to BIE dormitories
Sally Jewell: High-speed Internet coming to BIE dormitories (November 11, 2015)

No matter who you are, where you grew up or what you want to do, we all know digital skills and connectivity are crucial for success in today’s job market.


Harvard Law Library puts tribal court decision database online
Harvard Law Library puts tribal court decision database online (October 29, 2015)

The Free the Law project will make nearly every state, federal, territorial and tribal judicial decision available for anyone, free of charge.


Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation
Radio station brings news and more to Yankton Sioux Reservation (October 8, 2015)

KDKO got its start on the Internet about 10 years ago and can now be found on 89.5 FM.


Editorial: Otoe-Missouria Tribe's lending operation is a 'scam'
Editorial: Otoe-Missouria Tribe's lending operation is a 'scam' (September 14, 2015)

Tribal sovereignty is a limited right to self-government; it is not a right to intrude on another state's right to govern itself.


Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute
Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute (September 10, 2015)

The tribe's attorneys were seeking contempt of court sanctions against a law firm and 86 descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty.


Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades
Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades (September 9, 2015)

Students at the tribal college in Kansas can finally get Internet access in their dorm rooms.


Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs to establish 'virtual' school
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs to establish 'virtual' school (September 2, 2015)

Our newly elected members of tribal government will serve the people well by establishing a virtual school as an alternative to the failing educational systems.


Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves leaders with integrity (July 23, 2015)

Our children deserve to have people of integrity elected to the governing body of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Let’s not disappoint them.


Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry
Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry (July 20, 2015)

The Native American Financial Services Association represents tribes with online lending operations.


Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending
Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending (July 17, 2015)

Tribes have attracted nationwide attention by establishing online lending operations on their lands.