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W&L News: 'Bad Indians' offers a new look at California tribes W&L News: 'Bad Indians' offers a new look at California tribes
"Deborah Miranda's new book, "Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir" (Heyday, Jan. 2013), is both a tribal history of California Indians and a memoir of her own family's experiences. She...
Column: Universty of Utah should expand Indian scholarships Column: Universty of Utah should expand Indian scholarships
"Once again, we are seeing a conflict between reverence and revenue, sanctity and symbol. At issue is the University of Utah’s use of a graphic artist’s depiction of the Ute...
Editorial: Close tribal jurisdiction loophole with VAWA update Editorial: Close tribal jurisdiction loophole with VAWA update
"There are many reasons for Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act. For starters, over the past 18 years it's saved lives and provided grants to train those helping...
HCN: Trust fund payouts  lead to conflict   on some reservations HCN: Trust fund payouts lead to conflict on some reservations
When the Obama administration announced in April that it would pay 41 tribes some $1 billion to settle a lawsuit over federal mismanagement of trust funds, many saw it as a sort of stimulus package for Indian Country -- a chance to invest in long-term development and infrastructure, such as schools, clinics and roads.
Opinion: Caddo Tribe continues to practice  religious traditions Opinion: Caddo Tribe continues to practice religious traditions
The Caddo observed many religious and spiritual ceremonies that aligned with the seasons and natural events throughout the year. The tribe saw its success as hinging on the continued performance of religious rituals, and their descendants maintain these traditions today.
Mashantucket Tribe drops extra test for tribal court attorneys Mashantucket Tribe drops extra test for tribal court attorneys
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is dropping its tribal court bar exam. The test was required for attorneys who wanted to practice before the tribal court. But it...
Hualapai Tribe weighs next step in battle with former partner Hualapai Tribe weighs next step in battle with former partner
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is weighing its next move after a federal judge ordered a $28.5 million judgement in favor of a non-Indian developer. The tribe took over the...
USDA Blog: Applications due for tribal college fellowship in DC USDA Blog: Applications due for tribal college fellowship in DC
From June first through the eighth, USDA will host faculty and staff from the 32 land-grant tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) that work in the areas of agriculture, conservation, science, or community development to participate in the USDA Land-Grant Development/Tribal Fellowship Program, a key component of the Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship Suite.
WyoFile: Another bad media story on Wind River Reservation WyoFile: Another bad media story on Wind River Reservation
"This week a new story made waves on the reservation when it appeared in Business Insider under the headline “Here’s what life is like on the notorious Wind River Indian...
Omaha Tribe  heading back in court in alcohol taxation dispute Omaha Tribe heading back in court in alcohol taxation dispute
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is heading back to court to defend its right to tax alcohol sales on the reservation. The tribe's court issued a decision on February 4...
Eastern Cherokees hope fine   deters domestic violence cases Eastern Cherokees hope fine deters domestic violence cases
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hope a $1,000 fine will deter domestic violence crimes on the reservation. “If your pocketbook is going to get hit, you are...
Review:   'Noble Savages'  offers look at complex tribal society Review: 'Noble Savages' offers look at complex tribal society
"What were our early ancestors really like as they accomplished the transition from hunter-gathering bands to more complex settled societies? The anthropologist Napoleon A. Chagnon may have come closest...
Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Oneida Nation land case Supreme Court asks DOJ for views in Oneida Nation land case
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Justice for its views on Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation, a land dispute involving the Oneida Nation of New York....
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL Pipeline Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL Pipeline
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Canada’s foreign minister on February 8 and discussed the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The meeting was Kerry's first with a foreign leader since...
Native Sun News: Clash mounts over   Black Hills uranium mine Native Sun News: Clash mounts over Black Hills uranium mine
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Citizens dressed in yellow to protest the...
Woman pleads guilty over death of Eastern Cherokee toddler Woman pleads guilty over death of Eastern Cherokee toddler
A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty in connection with the death of a young member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Ladybird Powell, 39, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter,...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all   nations  are in position of strength Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all nations are in position of strength
" To be in a position of leadership—at least for NCAI’s president Jefferson Keel—is to be in the role of a politician, and that means taking predictably centrist positions (at...
Opinion: On cannibalism and the problems of   ethnocentricity Opinion: On cannibalism and the problems of ethnocentricity
"In August of 1563, Michel de Montaigne, the famous French essayist, was introduced to three Brazilian cannibals who were visiting Rouen, France, at the invitation of King Charles the Ninth....
Mark Trahant: Indian Country must draw on lessons from past Mark Trahant: Indian Country must draw on lessons from past
"Later this morning President Barack Obama will make yet another pitch, calling on Congress to stop the sequester with a balanced approach. Of course nothing will happen today. Congress is...
Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska won't seek re-election in 2014 Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska won't seek re-election in 2014
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska), a former member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, won't run for re-election in 2014. Johanns joined the committee after being elected in 2008. He served...

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