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Editorial:   'Indian' mascots in Michigan can teach about tribes Editorial: 'Indian' mascots in Michigan can teach about tribes
Michigan newspaper says state Civil Rights Department should leave Indian mascots alone: Area high schools would be affected by a requested order to ban American Indian nicknames, mascots, images and...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe won't compromise on land-into-trust Opinion: Chumash Tribe won't compromise on land-into-trust
A critic of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians discusses land-into-trust issues: On Jan. 21, the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians held a public meeting proposing a number...
KOSU News: Tribes in Oklahoma   help   communities with water KOSU News: Tribes in Oklahoma help communities with water
KOSU News reports on Oklahoma tribes helping out small communities with water: Duane Smith, water consultant for the Chickasaw Tribe, in front of Hillside Spring at the Chickasaw National Recreation...
Editorial: Navajo Nation  and state must cooperate on highway Editorial: Navajo Nation and state must cooperate on highway
The Arizona Daily Sun urges the Navajo Nation and the Arizona Department of Transportation to work together to address road conditions on the reservation: Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly...
Wisconsin Senate approves mining bill despite tribal protests Wisconsin Senate approves mining bill despite tribal protests
The Wisconsin Senate voted 17-16 to approve a controversial mining bill opposed by the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and other tribes. Tribal...
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation  suspends director of social services  Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation suspends director of social services
Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota suspended its social services director, who is facing domestic violence charges. Mark Little Owl, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation,...
Montana Senate passes bill to create tribal language program Montana Senate passes bill to create tribal language program
The Montana Senate voted 44-6 to pass SB 342, a bill to create a tribal language pilot program, on Wednesday. The bill sets aside $2 million for each of the...
Deadline for second round of Cobell settlement is  almost here Deadline for second round of Cobell settlement is almost here
The deadline for the second round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement is almost here. Indian beneficiaries who received a $1,000 payment from the historical accounting...
Historic preservation board pick fought tribes on sacred sites Historic preservation board pick fought tribes on sacred sites
A new member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has fought tribes on sacred sites. Lynne Sebastian was appointed as an "expert member" by President Barack Obama on January...
Theodora Bird Bear: Oppose plan for Cobell land consolidation Theodora Bird Bear: Oppose plan for Cobell land consolidation
Theodora Bird Bear urges Indian beneficiaries and their family members to object to the $1.9 billion land consolidation component of the Cobell trust fund settlement: Right now, the feds are...
Hundreds     mark     Wounded Knee occupation's 40th anniversary Hundreds mark Wounded Knee occupation's 40th anniversary
Hundreds of people gathered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Wounded Knee. The American Indian Movement started...
LAT: Remembering Wounded Knee 1973 through photography LAT: Remembering Wounded Knee 1973 through photography
Photographer Jim Hubbard, who covered Wounded 1973 for United Press International, shares his observations: During the cold of winter in late February 1973, UPI dispatched me to the village...
NPR:  Photographer shares  experience at  Wounded Knee 1973 NPR: Photographer shares experience at Wounded Knee 1973
Photographer Owen Luck discusses his experience at Wounded Knee 1973 with National Public Radio: Forty years ago, a caravan of more than 50 cars full of demonstrators pulled into...
Energy giant suspending  offshore drilling operations in Alaska Energy giant suspending offshore drilling operations in Alaska
Energy giant Shell Oil said it was suspending offshore drilling operations in Alaska for the remainder of 2013. Shell was involved in a series of mishaps in Alaska last year....
Alaska Native village  meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road Alaska Native village meets Secretary Salazar to discuss road
Residents and leaders of the Alaska Native village of King Cove met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning to discuss a road they say will ensure their health and...
Mark Trahant: Sequestration lands    big blow  on Indian Country Mark Trahant: Sequestration lands big blow on Indian Country
Native journalist and blogger Mark Trahant analyzes the impending sequester: And so austerity begins across the United States. On March 1, a few hours from now, the federal government will...
Joe Burton, Soboba Band, plays final college basketball game Joe Burton, Soboba Band, plays final college basketball game
Joe Burton, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, is playing his final game for Oregon State University tonight. Burton grew up on his reservation in southern...
Tribal provisions of Violence Against Women Act survive fight Tribal provisions of Violence Against Women Act survive fight
After months of opposition from Republicans, it looks like the Violence Against Women Act will finally clear Congress this week.
Voting Rights Act challenged by Supreme Court conservatives Voting Rights Act challenged by Supreme Court conservatives
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case, on Wednesday, with conservative justices questioning a key provision of the law. Section 5 requires certain...
Native Sun News: Indian family feels crime slanted by media Native Sun News: Indian family feels crime slanted by media
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Charles “Chuck” Birdhead is charged with the death of...

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