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Investigation continues into death of 13-year-old Native girl Investigation continues into death of 13-year-old Native girl
Authorities in Alaska continue to investigate the murder of a 13-year-old Native girl but aren't releasing much information. The body of Mackenzie H. Howard was found inside a church in...
Controversial Native lawmaker on forced leave after arrest Controversial Native lawmaker on forced leave after arrest
Patrick Brazeau, a Native politician from Quebec, was put on forced leave from Canada's Senate after being arrested on domestic violence charges. Brazeau is not allowed inside the Senate's chambers....
Coeur d'Alene Tribe supports bill for property tax exemption Coeur d'Alene Tribe supports bill for property tax exemption
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is supporting a bill that would exempt tribal owned land from property taxes. The tribe has paid property taxes on land within its reservation....
Makah Nation selected as a finalist for $750K ArtPlace  grant Makah Nation selected as a finalist for $750K ArtPlace grant
The Makah Nation of Washington is a finalist for an ArtPlace America grant. If selected, the tribe will use the $750,000 grant to build an outdoor dance platform and meeting...
United Auburn Indian Community doesn't want land   in trust United Auburn Indian Community doesn't want land in trust
The United Auburn Indian Community of California has taken a controlling interest in a housing project but the tribe doesn't want the land placed in trust, a spokesperson said. The...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe offers money for unwanted firearms St. Regis Mohawk Tribe offers money for unwanted firearms
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is holding a gun buyback program today. The tribe is offering cash for unwanted firearms, with payouts as high as $200 for...
One Feather: Judge Matthew Martin retires from tribal court One Feather: Judge Matthew Martin retires from tribal court
"Judge Matthew Martin served as an Associate Judge in the Cherokee Tribal Court for close to 11 years. Starting in April 2002, he presided over thousands of cases. He officially...
Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath     to protect tribes Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath to protect tribes
"Dam removal is needed to save the salmon on the Klamath River and restore California's salmon fishing industry; however, the newly renewed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, referenced by The Chronicle...
LeRoy  Shingoitewa: Hopi  Tribe against Grand Canyon project LeRoy Shingoitewa: Hopi Tribe against Grand Canyon project
LeRoy N. Shingoitewa is the chairman of the Hopi Tribe. Our beautiful state has many points of pride, but none compare to our namesake, the Grand Canyon State. One of...
Radio: Is That Legal? explores Wind River tribal court system Radio: Is That Legal? explores Wind River tribal court system
"Tribal Courts, aired Feb. 11, 2013 – Judge John St. Clair joined Attorney John Vincent to tell listeners how the tribal court started and what type of cases it covers....
NCAI President Jefferson Keel    to give State of Indian Nations NCAI President Jefferson Keel to give State of Indian Nations
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address on Thursday. Among other issues, Keel is expected to discuss the impact of...
Judge tells Hualapai  Tribe   to pay $28.5M  in business dispute Judge tells Hualapai Tribe to pay $28.5M in business dispute
A federal judge ordered the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona to pay $28.5 million to a non-Indian developer. The tribe entered into an agreement with David Jin to operate the Grand...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets first business meeting Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets first business meeting
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first business meeting of the 113th Congress on Thursday. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) is the new chair. A total of eight Democrats serve...
Native Sun News: Tribal college teacher maps   Lakota culture Native Sun News: Tribal college teacher maps Lakota culture
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. OLC teacher maps out Lakota culture, past, present, and future...
Atlanta  Braves won't use 'screaming Indian' for training   cap Atlanta Braves won't use 'screaming Indian' for training cap
Original design included "screaming Indian." Image from UniWatch The Atlanta Braves won't use a "screaming Indian" logo on its spring training caps. An image of the cap drew criticism...
Senate keeps tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA  measure Senate keeps tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA measure
[YouTube: Senate Votes Down Amendment to Remove Tribal Provisions from Violence Against Women Act] The Senate on Monday voted against removing tribal jurisdiction provisions from S.47, a bill to...
Steven Newcomb: President Obama curtails civil rights  in   US Steven Newcomb: President Obama curtails civil rights in US
"Silence is betrayal. Think about that. Part of breaking that silence is speaking of the thousands of American Indians who have served in the United States military in unjustified U.S....

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