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9th Circuit reverses conviction over  Indian status of defendant 9th Circuit reverses conviction over Indian status of defendant
The federal government must show whether a criminal defendant's "Indian" blood comes from a federally recognized tribe, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision on Friday....
Leaders of Cherokee Nation  in Washington DC for inauguration Leaders of Cherokee Nation in Washington DC for inauguration
Leaders of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma are in Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Council member Joe Byrd, a former chief of the tribe, attended...
Young member of Cocopah Tribe enjoying inaugural festivities Young member of Cocopah Tribe enjoying inaugural festivities
Jesse-Manuel Begay is representing the Cocopah Tribe of Arizona at the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. Begay, 18, is a senior at a high school near the...
Comanche Nation sends representatives to NMAI inaugural ball Comanche Nation sends representatives to NMAI inaugural ball
The Comanche Nation is a sponsor of the first-ever first-ever Native Nations Inaugural Ball, which is being held tonight at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C....
Lynn Armitage: Making sense of  child support    in Indian Country Lynn Armitage: Making sense of child support in Indian Country
"I know first-hand that it’s difficult enough for parents to navigate their way through state-run child-support systems. But in Indian country, when you throw in issues of sovereignty, tribal courts,...
Harlan McKosato: Tribal membership evolves   every generation Harlan McKosato: Tribal membership evolves every generation
"The issue of tribal citizenship is arguably the most equivocal topic in Indian Country today. The whole concept of blood quantum is as ambiguous as it is puzzling. Native American...
Opinion: USDA works to boost food program in Indian Country Opinion: USDA works to boost food program in Indian Country
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works closely with Tribes to provide healthy foods and nutrition assistance to Native Americans who face food insecurity through...
Indian beneficiaries in Alaska share in   $3.4B Cobell settlement Indian beneficiaries in Alaska share in $3.4B Cobell settlement
About 21,000 people in Alaska are receiving a share of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. About 3,000 of those are part of the historical accounting class. Checks for...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions uranium mining Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions uranium mining
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. OST Attorney Jeffrey C. Parsons Opponents of...
Tim Giago: Eulogies for   three great  leaders in Indian Country Tim Giago: Eulogies for three great leaders in Indian Country
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota Perhaps there are many people in America who do not know of the three great Native Americans...
Roberta Jamieson: Equal education key for   First Nations   future Roberta Jamieson: Equal education key for First Nations future
'Historic grievances and current inequities are fuelling a growing climate of frustration and conflict. The ill-informed or "fringe" elements of our society are quick to invoke stereotypes, and dismiss the...

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