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Native American Community Academy  to get its own   campus Native American Community Academy to get its own campus
The Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will get a new home later this year. The charter school currently operates on a shared campus with a public middle...
Non-recognized tribes excluded from DOJ    eagle   feather policy Non-recognized tribes excluded from DOJ eagle feather policy
Members of non-federally recognized tribes are worried about a new Department of Justice policy that applies to eagle feathers and eagle parts. Federal law protects golden and bald eagles, as...
Federal judge set to rule on Omaha Tribe's liquor taxation case Federal judge set to rule on Omaha Tribe's liquor taxation case
A federal judge is expected to rule later this year in a dispute between the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and non-Indian retailers. The tribe requires businesses that sell liquor to...
Oglala Sioux Tribe seeking designs for Sioux Nation dollar coin Oglala Sioux Tribe seeking designs for Sioux Nation dollar coin
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will be producing a Sioux Nation dollar coin. The tribe is working with Native American Mint of California on the coin. Designs are...
Eastern Cherokees debate future of bear parks on reservation Eastern Cherokees debate future of bear parks on reservation
Members and leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are debating the future of bear zoos on the reservation. Elders are pushing the tribe to outlaw the facilities. Chief...
Judge dismisses Navajo Nation's lawsuit for ancestral remains Judge dismisses Navajo Nation's lawsuit for ancestral remains
A federal judge dismissed a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation. The tribe sought the returns of ancestral remains and funerary objects that were...
Hopi Tribe calls for  Native American cabinet position in Arizona Hopi Tribe calls for Native American cabinet position in Arizona
The Hopi Tribe supports the creation of a cabinet position for Native American affairs in Arizona. Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa endorsed the proposal at the 18th annual Indian Nations and Tribes...
Editorial: Hualapai Tribe's fight threatens all Indian businesses Editorial: Hualapai Tribe's fight threatens all Indian businesses
"The Hualapai Tribe near the Grand Canyon is enmeshed in a controversy that many tribal leaders fear could impede all that progress toward real sovereign self-reliance. Briefly, the Hualapais have...
Jay Levy: USET stands in solidarity  with  all indigenous nations Jay Levy: USET stands in solidarity with all indigenous nations
"On February 7, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), passed a resolution as 26 federally recognized tribes stood in peaceful solidarity and spoke out in the interest of preserving...
Tribal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA face questions in House Tribal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA face questions in House
The tribal jurisdiction provisions of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, face an uncertain future in House even after changes have been made to address concerns...
Robinson Rancheria chairwoman asks judge to delay theft trial Robinson Rancheria chairwoman asks judge to delay theft trial
Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, is seeking to delay her trial in a theft case. Avila is set to go to trial...
Chief of Cherokee Nation   to sign bill for drug testing of officials Chief of Cherokee Nation to sign bill for drug testing of officials
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker said he will sign a bill that requires elected officials to undergo random drug tests. The Elected Officials Drug Testing Act applies to the...
DOJ seeks dismissal of Jemez Pueblo's claim over federal land DOJ seeks dismissal of Jemez Pueblo's claim over federal land
The Department of Justice is seeking the dismissal of a a lawsuit filed by Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. The tribe is seeking title to over 94,000 acres that the...
Yakama Nation could  receive  $188M   in a  trust fund settlement Yakama Nation could receive $188M in a trust fund settlement
The Yakama Nation of Washington could receive $188 million in a trust fund settlement with the federal government. Talks are ongoing but a document obtained by The Yakima Herald-Republic cited...
Native Sun News: Tribal college  helps fuel cultural renaissance Native Sun News: Tribal college helps fuel cultural renaissance
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Reporter. All content © Native Sun News. Edwina Fills The Pipe, Jacob Ferguson, and Tada Vargas,...
Mark Trahant: Budget sequester takes toll on Indian programs Mark Trahant: Budget sequester takes toll on Indian programs
"The sequester is now nine days away. So happens next Friday? The Pentagon may begin the furlough process this week. Reuters news agency said Congress will be notified that 800,000...

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