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Column: Mine plan would harm  a way of  life for Bad River Band Column: Mine plan would harm a way of life for Bad River Band
"It’s easy for me to remember the date of a remarkable assignment I had as a young journalist — a guided tour of the Kakagon Sloughs during the wild rice...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports education excellence Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe supports education excellence
"Our tribal government has made investing in education a priority. We are seeing members of our families graduating from levels ranging from grade school to graduate school. Every graduation is...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe should answer questions on land plan Opinion: Chumash Tribe should answer questions on land plan
"I read the commentary by Chumash Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta in your Jan. 31 issue. I was at that public meeting and it never “dissolved into a disrespectful condemnation of...
Opinion: Tribal jurisdiction provision     violates U.S. Constitution Opinion: Tribal jurisdiction provision violates U.S. Constitution
"The Senate-passed version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) violates Articles II and III of the Constitution. The bill would authorize Indian tribal courts to adjudicate certain domestic violence...
CFPB  Blog: Partnership with Navajo Nation   to help consumers CFPB Blog: Partnership with Navajo Nation to help consumers
"One way we further our mission to protect consumers is through appropriately sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies information that CFPB has gathered. Today, we’re announcing a new...
Marshall McKay: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation prepares for future Marshall McKay: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation prepares for future
"Yocha Dehe has applied to have 853 acres of our ancestral land in the Capay Valley placed into federal trust ownership for the tribe's benefit. It is land we bought...
Republican blames    VAWA vote on tribal jurisdiction provisions Republican blames VAWA vote on tribal jurisdiction provisions
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he would have voted for S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, if it hadn't included tribal jurisdiction provisions. Cornyn was one...
Mark Trahant: State of Indian Nations offers a 'real possibility' Mark Trahant: State of Indian Nations offers a 'real possibility'
"National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel began his annual report, State of Indian Nations, with a simple exclamation. “Indian Country is strong!” That statement, he added, is something...
Former Seneca Nation leader joins law firm in Washington, DC Former Seneca Nation leader joins law firm in Washington, DC
Robert Odawi Porter, the former president of the Seneca Nation of New York, has joined SNR Denton. Porter will serve as senior counsel in the firm's Native American Law and...
Supreme Court to  consider petition in Oneida Nation land case Supreme Court to consider petition in Oneida Nation land case
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a petition in Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation, a land dispute involving the Oneida Nation of New York. Madison County and Oneida County...
New trial ordered in death of former Salish and Kootenai  chair New trial ordered in death of former Salish and Kootenai chair
A new trial has been ordered for the man who was convicted of murdering Harold Mitchell Jr., a former chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana. Clifford...
Investigation ongoing into    North Dakota reservation murders Investigation ongoing into North Dakota reservation murders
Federal authorities are still investigating the murders of a woman and three of her grandchildren on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. Martha Johnson, 63, and her...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sets new date for council election Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sets new date for council election
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has set February 24 as the new date for its council election. Five seats, including the chairman, are up for grabs. Incumbent chairman Cedric...
NCAI President Jefferson Keel: State of Indian Nations speech NCAI President Jefferson Keel: State of Indian Nations speech
The following is the text of the State of Indian Nations, as delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel. Securing Our Futures 11th Annual State of Indian...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones business meeting Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones business meeting
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has postponed its first business meeting of the 113th Congress. The meeting was due to take place this afternoon. A new date hasn't been confirmed....
MPR: Tribes across the nation look to diversify their economy MPR: Tribes across the nation look to diversify their economy
"The economic growth of tribal nations and threats to Indian gambling revenues have propelled tribes around the country to expand beyond gaming in recent years. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska,...
Supreme Court to hear Cherokee Nation ICWA case on April 16 Supreme Court to hear Cherokee Nation ICWA case on April 16
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case, on April 16. The Cherokee Nation successfully intervened on behalf of a tribal...
Native Sun News: Obama taps Sally Jewell for Interior position Native Sun News: Obama taps Sally Jewell for Interior position
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Sally Jewell and President Obama. Obama names new Secretary of...
Letter: Honoring Larry Casuse, Navajo activist shot by police Letter: Honoring Larry Casuse, Navajo activist shot by police
"In 1973, there were two events that transpired that changed the course our recent history; the Siege of Wounded Knee, South Dakota and the slaying of a young Dine’ (Navajo)...
Oglala Sioux Tribe balks at asking price for Wounded Knee site Oglala Sioux Tribe balks at asking price for Wounded Knee site
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say they are being pressured to buy the site where the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre took place. Owner James Czywczynski is...
Column: Former foster child lobbies Congress to amend ICWA Column: Former foster child lobbies Congress to amend ICWA
"On Memorial Day weekend 2001, Gene and Carol Campbell set out to find their foster daughter, who had been missing. They worried about the girl, Sierra Goodman, because she had...
Column: Washington Redskins team defends use of racial slur Column: Washington Redskins team defends use of racial slur
"If you’ve long suspected that football is not a measure of intellect, the proof is currently posted for all to see on the Washington Redskins Web site. A series of...

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