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NMAI Blog: Tribes participated in JFK's 1961 inaugural parade NMAI Blog: Tribes participated in JFK's 1961 inaugural parade
"One of the highlights of my job at the NMAI Archive Center is helping people find those bits of information hidden in folders that, when put together, contribute to a...
SoundCloud: Conference call  for    Cobell trust fund settlement SoundCloud: Conference call for Cobell trust fund settlement
The National Congress of American Indians hosted a conference call and webinar this afternoon to discuss the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The settlement includes $1.5 billion in payments...
Chief of Cherokee Nation   discusses recent property purchases Chief of Cherokee Nation discusses recent property purchases
Chief Bill John Baker of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma discussed three recent land purchases. Cherokee Nation Businesses bought the 15,000 square-foot Oak Creek Village in Tahlequah for more than...
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate sends 20 to   inaugural parade in DC Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate sends 20 to inaugural parade in DC
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate is sending 20 members to participate in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama. The delegation consists of veterans and youth. They will be marching on January...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe loses immunity argument in loan case Lower Brule Sioux Tribe loses immunity argument in loan case
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota can't raise a sovereign immunity defense at the discovery stage of a lawsuit involving a failed loan, a judge in New York...
MPR: White Earth Band weighs removal of  blood quantum test MPR: White Earth Band weighs removal of blood quantum test
"Citizens of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe will vote on constitution reforms in a referendum planned for this summer. The proposed new constitution includes a controversial provision that would...
Duane Champagne: Finding new ways  to protect sacred sites Duane Champagne: Finding new ways to protect sacred sites
"We have tried treaties. We have tried court cases. We have tried state and federal legislation. In all cases, the results have been mixed. How should Native Americans best attempt...
NPR: A Tribe Called Red  concert   at globalFEST    in New York City NPR: A Tribe Called Red concert at globalFEST in New York City
A Tribe Called Red, a Native group from Ontario, performed at the globalFEST 2013 in New York City on Sunday. The group consists of three DJs who mix contemporary music...
Texas man who claims Apache heritage told to cut   hair for job Texas man who claims Apache heritage told to cut hair for job
A Texas man who says he has Apache heritage could lose his job for keeping his hair long. Art Poore works as a VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Employment...
Crow Tribe reaches new agreement to develop coal resource Crow Tribe reaches new agreement to develop coal resource
The Crow Tribe of Montana has reached a new agreement to develop a major coal resource on the reservation. Cloud Peak Energy will pay the tribe $2.25 million up front...
Del Laverdure joins  Akin Gump firm after leadership role at BIA Del Laverdure joins Akin Gump firm after leadership role at BIA
Del Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe, is joining the Indian law and policy practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Laverdure has spent the last three and...
Native man admits making up story about police harassment Native man admits making up story about police harassment
A Native man in Manitoba admits he wasn't forced to walk home by police officers but still says he was treated poorly in an incident over the weekend. Jay Moosetail...
Yurok Tribe sets vote on  plan  for  $27.5M trust fund settlement Yurok Tribe sets vote on plan for $27.5M trust fund settlement
The Yurok Tribe of California has settled its trust fund lawsuit for $27.5 million. Tribal members will now decide what to do with the money. A referendum proposes using 63...
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge  rapper starts hip-hop movement Native Sun News: Pine Ridge rapper starts hip-hop movement
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. K-Dawg, of Pine Ridge Reservation, hopes to start a...
Charles Kader: Another  study  blames  Indian tobacco industry Charles Kader: Another study blames Indian tobacco industry
"A recent study by the economist John Dunham on behalf of the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) attempted to show that untaxed packs of cigarettes were acquired on...
Mark Trahant: Our big bad ugly budget challenges can be fixed Mark Trahant: Our big bad ugly budget challenges can be fixed
"Four words to describe the finances of the United States: Big. Bad. Ugly. Budgets. Numbers are thrown around that are so huge that the very mention of scares the bejesus...
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration by the end of March. Salazar came to the Interior Department as a U.S. Senator from Colorado. He quickly brought Larry...

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