Agreement allows VA to reimburse IHS for veterans' services (December 7, 2012)
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Service reached an agreement to address health care for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Under the agreement, the VA will reimburse the Indian Health Service for services...
Dennis Gingold withdraws as counsel in Cobell trust fund case (December 7, 2012)
With the end of the litigation in sight, attorney Dennis Gingold has withdrawn from the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. Gingold, a solo practitioner, has served as lead counsel since the lawsuit was filed in June 1996. Now that all appeals...
Walt Lamar: Minnesota tribes combat prescription drug abuse (December 7, 2012)
"Sometimes when you make a prediction, you hope that you're wrong. More than a year ago, I sounded a warning that prescription painkiller addiction, combined with an uptick in Mexican heroin traffic, was going to result in more suffering in...
Jay Daniels: HEARTH Act is another step to self-determination (December 7, 2012)
"On July 30, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012, also known as the HEARTH Act of 2012, H.R. 205 (Act), to provide for Indian tribes to enter...
Native Sun News: NRC weighing uranium mine near Pine Ridge (December 7, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Public given chance to stall proposed mine expansion near Pine Ridge By Talli Nauman Native Sun News...
Native Sun News Editorial: Craigslist rants slam Native people (December 7, 2012)
The following editorial appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Craigslist ‘Rants & Raves’ not good PR By Jesse Abernathy Native Sun News Editor In this age of instantaneous communication via...
FiveThirtyEight: Alaska could become a 'swing' state in future (December 7, 2012)
"The state where President Obama most improved his performance from 2008 was Alaska. He lost it by “only” 14 percentage points this year, considerably less than his 22-point margin of defeat in 2008. Part of the reason is that the...
Top Stories1. St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation
2. Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
3. Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account
4. Mark Trahant: Don't plan on getting sick if you're from Indian Country
5. Court sets final deadline for remaining payments from Cobell settlement
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