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USDA Blog: Secretary Tom Vilsack  hosts tribal colleges in DC USDA Blog: Secretary Tom Vilsack hosts tribal colleges in DC
"Speaking to the presidents of tribal colleges from across the nation at the Agriculture Department last week, Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed his commitment to support Tribes and further strengthening the...
Senate set for   vote on VAWA with tribal  jurisdiction provisions Senate set for vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions
The Senate is set for a final vote today or tomorrow on S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country loses with budget sequestration Mark Trahant: Indian Country loses with budget sequestration
"Friday the White House released new details about the stark nature of those cuts, including deep cuts to food safety, mental health, head start, teaching jobs, workplace safety, in other...
Donna Ennis: Child welfare system not helping Indian children Donna Ennis: Child welfare system not helping Indian children
"I have worked with over a thousand foster youth in the past 20 years. Thanks to Facebook and other social media sites I am able to stay in contact with...
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide takes a new disguise in     youth suicide Ruth Hopkins: Genocide takes a new disguise in youth suicide
"Genocide has found a new disguise: that of adolescent suicide. According to the Indian Health Service, Natives who fall between 10 and 24 years of age have the highest rate...
Editorial: Let Alaska Native village have  road through refuge Editorial: Let Alaska Native village have road through refuge
"If Interior Secretary Ken Salazar balks at overruling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's myopic decision blocking a short, one-lane road between King Cove and Cold Bay - and it...
Opinion: Don't leave out Bad River Band in mining negotiation Opinion: Don't leave out Bad River Band in mining negotiation
"The framing of the mining controversy by mainstream media as an issue of jobs vs. environmental protection gives short shrift to the issue of cultural survival for the Bad River...
National Parks: Eastern Cherokees pitching in for road repairs National Parks: Eastern Cherokees pitching in for road repairs
"Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hope some financial incentives, and disincentives, will speed repairs to the Newfound Gap Road, which was severed by...
Blog: Momentum builds to eliminate offensive  Redskins name Blog: Momentum builds to eliminate offensive Redskins name
"It was mentioned in today’s one-liners, but the topic demands an article of its own. The NFL franchise assigned to Washington, D.C., has a name that is both racist and...
Chief Allan: Coeur d'Alene Tribe works to preserve our history Chief Allan: Coeur d'Alene Tribe works to preserve our history
"The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s aboriginal territory spanned nearly 4 million acres across the region. For thousands of years, our ancestors before us centered their lives on Lake Coeur d’Alene and...
Editorial: Reauthorize VAWA with tribal    jurisdiction provisions Editorial: Reauthorize VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions
"Commit an act of domestic violence in a neighboring county or state, and you can be arrested by local authorities and prosecuted in that jurisdiction's court. Commit an act of...
Column: Failing to respond to  violence against Native women Column: Failing to respond to violence against Native women
"The Violence Against Women Act, providing funding for local programs and setting up an Office on Violence Against Women in the Department of Justice, was passed in 1994. Since then,...
Column: Finally listening to Native Americans about mascots Column: Finally listening to Native Americans about mascots
"The Post recently published a spate of columns, by different writers, calling for the local National Football League team’s nickname to be changed to avoid its racist overtones. You know,...
Opinion: Sally Jewell shares passions of Interior Department Opinion: Sally Jewell shares passions of Interior Department
"The emperor of the American outdoors usually wears a cowboy hat, for the lashing dust and searing sun in the domain of the Interior Department, one-fifth of the United States....
Charles Trimble: Attempting to    profit from  hallowed grounds Charles Trimble: Attempting to profit from hallowed grounds
A news story on Indianz.com tells that James A. Czywczynski, owner the lands where the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre took place, is offering to sell that forty-acre sacred site for...
Tim Giago: Signing off after more than 30 years of columns Tim Giago: Signing off after more than 30 years of columns
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota We all, eventually, reach that point in our lives when it is time to move on. For...

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