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Idaho House passes tax exemption for tribal owned property Idaho House passes tax exemption for tribal owned property
The Idaho House voted 64-3 in favor a bill to grant a tax exemption on property owned by tribes. House Bill 140 bars counties from taxing tribal-owned land. The bill...
AIM incident at  South Dakota   court  took place 40 years ago AIM incident at South Dakota court took place 40 years ago
An American Indian Movement protest at a South Dakota courthouse 40 years ago this month helped propel the group to national prominence. AIM came to the Custer County Courthouse on...
Connecticut bill authorizes tribal police to arrest non-Indians Connecticut bill authorizes tribal police to arrest non-Indians
A bill in the Connecticut Legislature will allow tribal police officers to arrest non-Indians on reservation. TheMashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe support the bill. The tribe will...
Dry Creek Rancheria holds election after three-month delay Dry Creek Rancheria holds election after three-month delay
Members of the Dry Creek Rancheria of California will go to the polls on Saturday. The election was originally scheduled to take place last November. But it was delayed after...
Northwestern University to probe  Sand Creek massacre ties Northwestern University to probe Sand Creek massacre ties
Northwestern University will investigate one of its founders' links to the Sand Creek massacre in Colorado. On the morning of November 29, 1864, U.S. Army soldiers attacked a Cheyenne and...
Michigan officials defend complaint on use of  Indian mascots Michigan officials defend complaint on use of Indian mascots
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights defended its complaint against the use of Indian mascots. The department filed the complaint with the Department of Education on February 8. It calls...
Aquinnah Wampanoag  Tribe pulls out of  land use agreement Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pulls out of land use agreement
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has withdrawn from a local land use agreement. The tribe entered into the agreement with the town of Aquinnah are losing a court case. The Massachusetts...
Letter: Navajo Nation shouldn't rush  into deal for power plant Letter: Navajo Nation shouldn't rush into deal for power plant
"Yah’at’eeh. It has come to my attention that you recently sponsored a resolution (004-13) that recommends that the Navajo Nation extend the lease for the Navajo Generating Station. I’m writing...
Editorial: Tribes should be included in Indian mascot debates Editorial: Tribes should be included in Indian mascot debates
"We don't see the value of banning tribal mascot names on a state level. Yet, that is not to say that all school and team nicknames are in good taste...
Top GOP lawmaker doesn't think non-Indians will get fair trial Top GOP lawmaker doesn't think non-Indians will get fair trial
[YouTube: Sen. Grassley doesn't think Native Americans can hold fair trials] The highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee doesn't think non-Indians will get a fair trial in the...
Steven Newcomb:  NCAI's state   of   assimilated Indian nations Steven Newcomb: NCAI's state of assimilated Indian nations
"On February 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C., Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivered his "State of the Indian Nations” address in his capacity as President of the National Congress of American...
Native Sun News: Lakota girl lands in  Miss Rapid City pageant Native Sun News: Lakota girl lands in Miss Rapid City pageant
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Jaylee Rencountre Rencountre places in Miss Rapid City Competition...
Native Sun News: Tribal friends join   Indian Affairs Committee Native Sun News: Tribal friends join Indian Affairs Committee
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD). PHOTO COURTESY/www.directorship.com Senate Indian Affairs...
Mark Trahant: Clock ticking on sequester -- only a week away Mark Trahant: Clock ticking on sequester -- only a week away
"The sequester is now a week away. (And the next budget crisis, the expiration of the Continuing Resolution that funds the government, is only a month away). We’re at the...

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