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MinnPost: Elsie Fairbanks  helped urban Indians in Twin Cities MinnPost: Elsie Fairbanks helped urban Indians in Twin Cities
"Elsie Elaine Fairbanks worked throughout her life to better the lives of American Indians, from mothers-to-be to those struggling with alcoholism to those just plain struggling. Her work ended with...
Opinion: An outsider's attempt at understanding tribal cultures Opinion: An outsider's attempt at understanding tribal cultures
"While my colleagues cross the southern border to Mexico to report, I drive across a different type of border in northeastern Arizona to interview the Navajo and Hopi tribes. I...
MaxPreps: Rez ball  plays a big role in life on the Navajo Nation MaxPreps: Rez ball plays a big role in life on the Navajo Nation
"It was four hours before tip-off. The wind whipped sharply and briskly from the north and dust swirled in every direction. Temperatures dropped into the 30s. Snow fell by the...
Quechan Nation mourns loss of head singer Willard Golding Sr Quechan Nation mourns loss of head singer Willard Golding Sr
The Quechan Nation is mourning the loss of Willard Golding Sr., the tribe's head bird singer. Golding died on Tuesday from complications of pneumonia, The Yuma Sun reported. He was...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe rebuts critics  ahead of council vote Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe rebuts critics ahead of council vote
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts said it won't change its election procedures despite complaints from some voters The tribe will be voting on Sunday to elect a chairman and...
Southern Ute Tribe awarded federal grant to boost radio signal Southern Ute Tribe awarded federal grant to boost radio signal
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is expanding its radio station with the help of a federal grant. KSUT Tribal Radio will be able to reach 30,000 new listeners, director...
Editorial: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe questions mascot complaint Editorial: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe questions mascot complaint
"The Daily News editorialized in Wednesday’s paper that we do not see the need for Bay City Western High School or any state school to change mascot names that include...
Skokomish  Tribe sues state to clarify   rights under 1855  treaty Skokomish Tribe sues state to clarify rights under 1855 treaty
The Skokomish Tribe is suing the state of Washington to clarify its hunting rights under the 1855 Treaty of Point No Point. The tribe signed away its territory in exchange...
Gila River Indian Community continues to debate highway plan Gila River Indian Community continues to debate highway plan
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona continues to debate a highway that could run through the reservation. One group of tribal members supports the highway and has collected enough...
Tobacco company on Yakama Nation  loses treaty rights ruling Tobacco company on Yakama Nation loses treaty rights ruling
A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is not protected by an 1855 treaty, a federal judge ruled earlier this month. Delbert Wheeler operates King Mountain Tobacco on his allotment...
Morongo Band donates $20K to families of fallen police officers Morongo Band donates $20K to families of fallen police officers
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is donating $20,000 to the families of two police officers who were killed on the job. The tribe is donating $10,000 each to the...
Native man made up story about being abandoned by officers Native man made up story about being abandoned by officers
A Native man is apologizing to law enforcement in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for making up a story about being abandoned by police officers Evan Maud alleged police officers drove him to...
Negotiations ongoing in tribal water rights lawsuit in Oklahoma Negotiations ongoing in tribal water rights lawsuit in Oklahoma
Negotiations continue in a water rights lawsuit in Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation say they were promised water in southeastern Oklahoma by their treaties. They sued the...
Peter d'Errico: Indian trust relationship isn't a two-way street Peter d'Errico: Indian trust relationship isn't a two-way street
"When President Jefferson Keel referred to the "trust relationship" in his State of Indian Nations address to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), he fell into a common trap:...
Native Sun News: Landowner  sets  deadline on Wounded Knee Native Sun News: Landowner sets deadline on Wounded Knee
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. PHOTO COURTESY/www.google.com Ultimatum Set on Wounded Knee sale On...
Cherokee Nation reaches out to community in Washington, DC Cherokee Nation reaches out to community in Washington, DC
The Cherokee Nation hosted the first Washington, D.C., community meeting on January 30. Chief Bill John Baker welcomed tribal citizens who live in the nation's capitol and the surrounding area....
Poverty rate highest for American Indians and Alaska Natives Poverty rate highest for American Indians and Alaska Natives
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from the highest poverty rate in the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Wednesday. According to American Community Survey from 2011, 27.0...
Mark Trahant: Head Start program critical for  Indian students Mark Trahant: Head Start program critical for Indian students
"Perhaps no federal program represents the ideological divide over spending than does Head Start. Head Start is a comprehensive early-learning project for low-income children. This one budget line is critical...
GOP lawmakers introduce Violence Against Indian Women Act GOP lawmakers introduce Violence Against Indian Women Act
Eight House Republicans introduced H.R.780, the Violence Against Indian Women Act, on Friday. The bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence offenses on the reservation. Non-Indians will...

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