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Northern Cheyenne Tribe wins lawsuit against Catholic school Northern Cheyenne Tribe wins lawsuit against Catholic school
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe can sue the Catholic Church for “unjust enrichment," the Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The tribe says the church has used conditions on the reservation...
Male inmate accused of assaulting female inmate at  tribal jail Male inmate accused of assaulting female inmate at tribal jail
A male inmate has been charged for assaulting a female inmate at a jail operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. The inmates were placed in the same...
Katrice Romero: Protect Native women from acts of violence Katrice Romero: Protect Native women from acts of violence
"As the Violence Against Women Act comes to a potential vote in the Senate this week, women across the nation have been left to ponder their worth and to what...
Yakama Nation confirms negotiations to settle trust fund suit Yakama Nation confirms negotiations to settle trust fund suit
The Yakama Nation of Washington confirmed talks with the Obama administration to settle a trust fund lawsuit. Tribal leaders, however, said negotiations remain confidential. The secrecy has spawned a petition...
Senate set to vote on VAWA   with tribal jurisdiction provisions Senate set to vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions
The Senate is set to vote today or tomorrow on S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes provisions to recognize tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians...
WPR: Wisconsin tribes   united in opposition to  GOP mining bill WPR: Wisconsin tribes united in opposition to GOP mining bill
"After a private meeting with Governor Scott Walker Tuesday, the leaders of eight of Wisconsin's eleven tribes say they are united in opposing the Republican version of a new iron...
Now Toronto: A Tribe Called Red brings politics into the party Now Toronto: A Tribe Called Red brings politics into the party
"Watching A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness, Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau and Dan “DJ Shub” General clown around during their photo shoot, you’d never suspect that they’ve just narrowly avoided...
USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations
"Until last month, Tribal Nations under the Stafford Act have been labeled as political subdivisions of the state in which they reside. This changed in January when Congress adopted the...
Yurok Tribe seeing success with language revitalization effort Yurok Tribe seeing success with language revitalization effort
The Yurok Tribe of California is seeing success with its language revitalization efforts. In the 1990s, only six elders could speak the language fluently. Yurok is now offered in five...
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation defends land-into-trust application Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation defends land-into-trust application
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation said officials in Yolo County, California, broke off negotiations regarding its land-into-trust application. The tribe negotiated in "good faith" for nearly two years, a spokesperson...
Medill: High     Native suicide  rates linked to alcohol intoxication Medill: High Native suicide rates linked to alcohol intoxication
"American Indians and Alaska Natives together make up the U.S. ethnic population with the highest proportion of suicides following alcohol intoxication, according to a new study released Tuesday by the...
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes attorney charged for child porn Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes attorney charged for child porn
The attorney general for one faction of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma has been arrested on child pornography charges. Jeremy Oliver, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, allegedly...
NPR:  Tribal report targets South Dakota for  violations of ICWA NPR: Tribal report targets South Dakota for violations of ICWA
"For years now, council members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in South Dakota have watched as the state's Department of Social Services removed children from the reservation and placed...
Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fight Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fight
"The Klamath River is the third largest river in the West. It hosts five California tribes, including its largest, and regulates the West Coast’s iconic commercial fishing industry. Its water...
Opinion: Research into white voters shows racist sentiments Opinion: Research into white voters shows racist sentiments
"Despite how controversial it has been to talk about race, researchers have gathered a substantial amount of information on the opinions of white American voters. The political scientists Michael Tesler...
Minnesota to talk to tribes about dwindling number of moose Minnesota to talk to tribes about dwindling number of moose
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is talking with Ojibwe tribes after canceling this year's moose hunt. The number of moose in the state has dropped dramatically. The population has...
NMAI's Indian mascot  symposium   tackles controversial topic NMAI's Indian mascot symposium tackles controversial topic
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. is hosting a symposium today on the controversial subject of Indian mascots. The highlight of "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural...
Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for  Interior Department Tribes hail nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior Department
Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Sally Jewell, the chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., as the next Secretary of the the Interior Department. Jewell doesn't have much...
Native Sun News: Indian inmates   in South Dakota win lawsuit Native Sun News: Indian inmates in South Dakota win lawsuit
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Inmates win tobacco lawsuit By Evelyn Red Lodge Native...
Column: It's time to take a stand against Washington Redskins Column: It's time to take a stand against Washington Redskins
"I am a passionate fan and season-ticket holder of the Washington professional football franchise. In more than 31 / 2 years as a columnist, I have not opined publicly on...

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