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Spirit Lake Nation   hosts public forum on social service issues Spirit Lake Nation hosts public forum on social service issues
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are hosting a public forum tomorrow to discuss social service issues. Last fall, the tribe returned control...
ICT's interview with Susan Fedorko, adopted by non-Indians ICT's interview with Susan Fedorko, adopted by non-Indians
"Susan Fedorko was 40 years old when she found her birth family—or rather, when a long-lost sister found her. Her first book, Cricket: Secret Child of a Sixties Supermodel...
Cedric Sunray: Some Indian women remain stuck in loophole Cedric Sunray: Some Indian women remain stuck in loophole
"Senator Maria Cantwell, the chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, stated in regard to tribal provisions in VAWA, “If you think you are rooting out crime in America and...
Rep. Cole  plans to introduce tribal amendment to   VAWA bill Rep. Cole plans to introduce tribal amendment to VAWA bill
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) said he will introduce an amendment to address tribal jurisdiction provisions in the House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act. Cole, a member of...
MPR: Debating tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA update MPR: Debating tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA update
"After passage by the Senate earlier this month, the Violence Against Women Act is due for action in the House, possibly this week. The reauthorization of the bill would...
Opinion:   Republicans sacrifice protections for Indian women Opinion: Republicans sacrifice protections for Indian women
"Battered Indian women are being used as pawns in a shameful political game being played by some Republicans in Congress. Sadly, Wyoming’s U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso joined...
ProPublica: North Dakota tribe cheated out of energy riches ProPublica: North Dakota tribe cheated out of energy riches
"Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent...
Opinion: Flawed tribal jurisdiction provisions in House  VAWA Opinion: Flawed tribal jurisdiction provisions in House VAWA
"The House has proposed its own reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It is an improvement over the Senate bill, but it, too, suffers from constitutional problems. As...
Column: Oklahoma Historical Society preserves tribal culture Column: Oklahoma Historical Society preserves tribal culture
"Back in 1895, the Oklahoma Historical Society received a Cheyenne art-decorated rattle that became the first American Indian artifact listed in the OHS collections. It has been followed by collections...
Quinault Nation files  discrimination suit against four schools Quinault Nation files discrimination suit against four schools
The Quinault Nation has filed a lawsuit against four public school districts, accusing them of discriminating against tribal athletes. The four schools dissolved the Coastal Conference after complaining about the...
Native advocates not surprised by high rate  of violent crime Native advocates not surprised by high rate of violent crime
Native advocates aren't surprised by high rates of violence against women, particularly in certain provinces and territories in Canada. The national rate of violence against women is 1,207 victims per...
Police officer for Nez Perce Tribe charged with manslaughter Police officer for Nez Perce Tribe charged with manslaughter
A police officer from the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has been charged with voluntary manslaughter Robert S. Wall, 31, shot and killed Jeffrey Flinn, 46, in November 2011, after...
Tribes  submit briefs to Supreme Court for   voting rights case Tribes submit briefs to Supreme Court for voting rights case
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case, on Wednesday. The court will consider whether Section 5 of the law violates the U.S....
Indian programs at Interior face $130M cut under sequester Indian programs at Interior face $130M cut under sequester
Indian programs at the Interior Department face a $130 million cut under the federal budget sequester, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday. The cuts will take place Friday unless...
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers back in DC as sequester cuts loom Mark Trahant: Lawmakers back in DC as sequester cuts loom
"The sequester begins in three days -- and lawmakers (fresh from vacation) are working on competing proposals to do something. “The dueling votes could take place as soon as Wednesday,...
Native Sun News: Elders of    Oglala Sioux  Tribe take on abuse Native Sun News: Elders of Oglala Sioux Tribe take on abuse
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Janice Little Dog, Berneice White Hawk, Sonia Chase Alone,...
PBS: Abuse allegations continue to plague Spirit Lake Nation PBS: Abuse allegations continue to plague Spirit Lake Nation
"It’s been nearly five months since the federal government took control of child services on a remote Native American reservation in North Dakota. The unusual move came after years of...
Senate committee to hold hearing on Interior Secretary pick Senate committee to hold hearing on Interior Secretary pick
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a nomination on March 7 for Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department. The hearing will take place Thursday, March 7....
Blog: Notah Begay calls 'Redskins' an insult to Native people Blog: Notah Begay calls 'Redskins' an insult to Native people
"When white columnists like Mike Wise or Robert McCartney write about the Redskins nickname, a whole bunch of Skins fans say they aren’t interested in hearing from the guilt-ridden liberal...

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