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Filed Under: Opinion
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (07/27)
It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (07/21)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day' (07/16)
The president met with Chief Gary Batton and a group of Native youth before announcing the ConnectHome initiative for high-speed Internet.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics | Technology
Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation (07/16)
Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative in Durant, Oklahoma.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation excited for visit from President Barack Obama (07/15)
President Barack Obama will meet with Chief Gary Batton, sit down with Native youth and speak to tribal members.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation (07/14)
The tribes sued the federal government in 2005, seeking an accounting of their trust assets and trust funds.

Filed Under: National | Politics
President Barack Obama to make another trip to Indian Country (07/13)
Chief Gary Batton, the newly-elected leader of the Choctaw Nation, said he will be honored to welcome the president to tribal territory in Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (07/10)
All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native youth hear from top officials at historic White House event (07/10)
First Lady Michelle Obama brings message of hope and inspiration to large gathering of Native youth.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Youth see White House support (07/10)
Over 1,000 young people from 230 tribal nations came together at the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Republicans pull Interior funding bill over Confederate flag debate (07/09)
The withdrawal came as the White House renewed objections to funding cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Nearly 900 youth in town for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (07/09)
The participants in the historic event represent more than 230 tribes from 48 states

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (07/08)
First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.

Filed Under: National | Politics
President Obama nominates Cherokee citizen to Defense position (07/07)
Brad Carson has served in a series of high-level positions within the Obama administration for more than three years.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act (07/07)
Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to address problems with a law that has generated dissatisfaction across the nation.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (07/07)
President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.

Filed Under: Politics
President Obama signs bill to help Miami Nation revoke old charter (07/06)
The corporate charter was originally approved in 1940 under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act but was never used by the tribe.

Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth hold suicide awareness walk (07/03)
The Parmelee youth group officers sponsored a suicide awareness walk/run/bike ride last week as part of their Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative challenge.

Filed Under: Health | National
Ponca Tribe sends twelve youth to White House conference (06/30)
The young tribal members accepted the Generation Indigenous challenge and created the Ponca Pantry to collect food, clothing and other items for elders.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (06/30)
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.

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