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Editorial: Navajo Nation can assert more control of its destiny (February 15, 2013)

"The Navajo Nation could become it’s own county, the push for a better Navajo Nation is coming into view. A new Navajo Nation, means new hope for economic growth and prosperity for the biggest Native American Tribe in the U.S....

PRI: Professor Sarah Deer discusses tribal jurisdiction in VAWA (February 15, 2013)

"A re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is making its way through the US Congress. Stopping violence against women, doesn’t seem like there’s much to debate about? Yet, some legislators have balked at one new provision pertaining to...

Opinion: A 'ridiculous' price for site of Wounded Knee massacre (February 15, 2013)

"The second story involved a 75-year-old man who wants to charge the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota $4 million for a 40-acre parcel of land that sits next to where more than 300 of their ancestors are buried at...

Delvin Cree: Tribal communities help America's economy grow (February 15, 2013)

The State of the Union Address this week by President Barack Obama may have lifted the spirits of tribal members in search of employment opportunities. It is evident jobs on the country's reservations are scarce. Tribes need to pay attention...

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mohawk's perspective on 'Redskins' (February 15, 2013)

The following was submitted to the Cooperstown Central School District in New York. I extend my greetings to the residents of the Cooperstown Central School District and congratulations to the community for their willingness to discuss this sensitive topic. As...

Agency leaders detail effects of sequester on Indian programs (February 15, 2013)

Sequestration of the federal budget will have a negative impact in Indian Country, members of the Obama administration told the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Indian Health Service will see 3,000 fewer inpatient admissions and 840,000 fewer outpatient visits, Health and...

House Appropriations Committee hearing on Indian education (February 15, 2013)

The House Appropriations Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Indian education on Wednesday, February 27. The hearing before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies takes place at 10am in Room B-308 of the Rayburn House Office Building....

NCAI President Keel calls on Congress to protect Indian women (February 15, 2013)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel called on Congress to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from violence. In the State of Indian Nations speech, Keel praised the Senate for passing S.47, a bill to reauthorize the...

John Christian Hopkins: The good, bad and ugly in crime sheet (February 15, 2013)

"One of my favorite things to do each month – besides taking a shower – is to read the Crime Waves section of The Four Corners Free Press in Cortez, Colorado. They represent the drama, comedy and tragedy of real...

APRN: NCAI president worried about sequester and IHS budget (February 15, 2013)

"The state of Indian Country is strong, according to the president of the National Congress of American Indians. Today Jefferson Keel presented the State of Indian Nations Address in Washington D.C. Despite advancements in tribal governing, leaders are worried about...

Patricia Michaels shows 'powwow chic' look on Project Runway (February 15, 2013)

Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo survived another week on Project Runway on Thursday night. Michaels showed a look that one judge termed "powwow chic." The design was composed of materials sourced from a flower shop and a...

Blog: A column from 1992 about offensive 'Redskins' nickname (February 15, 2013)

"By Any Other Name, by Tony Kornheiser March 5, 1992 Off in the distance the wheels of change are grinding. You may not be able to hear them yet. But it’s only a matter of time until “Redskins” is gone....

Native Sun News: Deadline set for Navajo Nation power plant (February 15, 2013)

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing measures to reduce air pollution from the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Reservation, which is “one of the largest sources of harmful nitrogen oxide emissions in the country,” according to a press release from the White House Office of Communications.

Native Sun News: Tribal members seek justice from FBI agent (February 15, 2013)

The family of Steven Bear Crane has been allowed by the Supreme Court of the United States to sue an FBI agent for discrimination.

Billy Mills to receive Citizens Medal at White House ceremony (February 15, 2013)

Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will receive the Citizens Medal at a White House ceremony today. Mills won the gold medal in the 10K race at the 1964 Olympics. He set a...