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Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (09/17)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

Filed Under: Opinion
Donna Ennis: Tribal banishments are a form of cultural genocide (09/15)
Donna Ennis discusses banishments within the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake Nation (09/03)
The tribe was asking for a liquor-free buffer zone around the reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Law
MPR: Red Lake Nation opposes liquor license near dry reservation (08/29)
The tribe is asking Beltrami County, Minnesota, to create an alcohol-free buffer zone around the dry reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Oliver Semans: Seeing the light on Native voting rights struggle (08/25)
Oliver Semans, the executive director of Four Directions, sees the tide turning on Native voting rights.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Education | Law
Activists won't sue over school's 'Warriors' mascot in Minnesota (08/19)
The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media changed its mind after hearing from Ojibwe Olympian Henry Boucha.

Filed Under: Education
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (08/15)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.

Filed Under: Environment
MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (08/08)
The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.

Filed Under: Law | National
Al Jazeera: Four adopted Indian women discover their heritage (08/08)
Al Jazeera shares stories from women who discovered their Indian roots after being adopted.

Filed Under: Education | National | Sports
University seeks to prevent use of NFL team's name at stadium (08/07)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated $10 million for the stadium where the team is due to play November 2.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

Filed Under: Health | National
Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness (07/23)
Tribal administrator said food from a recent powwow and other outdoor events could be linked to the outbreak.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Bishop helped save lives of Sioux men after 1862 war (07/18)
Professor explores the role of a bishop who convinced then-president Abraham Lincoln not to execute every Dakota man after the Dakota War of 1862.

Filed Under: Health | National
MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Energy project threatens Ojibwe ricing tradition (07/07)
Activist Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth explains the battle against pipeline through treaty territory in Minnesota.

Filed Under: Trust
BIA adds 595 acres to reservation of Shakopee Sioux Community (07/01)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn signed the reservation proclamation on June 20.

Filed Under: National
Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest (06/30)
The former leader owed the tribe more than $730,000 in restitution.

Filed Under: National
Former White Earth leader Darrell Wadena passes away at 75 (06/24)
The leader who called himself 'Super Chief' led the tribe for 20 years.

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