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Patricia Michaels  gets through another week on Project Runway Patricia Michaels gets through another week on Project Runway
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo made it through another week on Project Runway on Thursday night. Michaels actually got low marks from the judges for her design,...
Tribes brace for   cuts in  federal funds under budget sequester Tribes brace for cuts in federal funds under budget sequester
With no deal in sight in Washington, D..C., tribes across the nation are preparing for big cuts in federal funds as the budget sequester kicks in later today. The Cherokee...
Leanne Simpson: How the  media got it  wrong on Idle No More Leanne Simpson: How the media got it wrong on Idle No More
Leanne Simpson on the mainstream media's coverage of the Idle No More movement: With the intention of correcting the misconceptions spread through mainstream media about Chief Spence’s strike, I wrote...
North Dakota tribe's oil shale  deals at center of federal probes North Dakota tribe's oil shale deals at center of federal probes
The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into oil shale deals made by former leaders of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota,...
Mark Trahant: There's no shortcut to avert the budget sequester Mark Trahant: There's no shortcut to avert the budget sequester
There is no shortcut to end the sequester. It's here because there are real, deep divisions about the nature of the problem. Those divisions will not be resolved by compromise,...
Governor urged to oppose Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust bid Governor urged to oppose Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust bid
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is being asked to oppose the Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 229 acres in August 2012....
Kevin Abourezk: Native women in Nebraska celebrate VAWA bill Kevin Abourezk: Native women in Nebraska celebrate VAWA bill
Native reporter Kevin Abourezk of The Lincoln Journal Star gets reaction from Native women advocates to the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: "It's...
Turtle Talk: Tribes must provide counsel to  indigent defendants Turtle Talk: Tribes must provide counsel to indigent defendants
Professor Matthew Fletcher of Turtle Talk discusses a provision of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, that would require tribes to provide counsel to non-Indian defendants...
USDA might approve first horse slaughtering plant since 2007 USDA might approve first horse slaughtering plant since 2007
The Department of Agriculture could approve the first horse slaughtering plant in response to a lawsuit, The New York Times reports. Congress inserted a rider in an appropriations act that...
Guna Tribe in Panama commemorates    February 1925 uprising Guna Tribe in Panama commemorates February 1925 uprising
Members of the Guna Tribe in Panama re-enacted the February 25, 1925, revolution that led to a recognition of their sovereign rights. Nele Kantule, a tribal leader, organized an attack...
Native Sun News: Native play rumbles onto New York City scene Native Sun News: Native play rumbles onto New York City scene
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Shaun Taylor-Corbett Distant Thunder rumbles into New York theatre...
Tribes praise  passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision
Tribal leaders from across the country hailed the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. For the first time, Congress has enacted a...
Rep. Markwayne  Mullin, Cherokee citizen, voted against VAWA Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee citizen, voted against VAWA
In one of his first major actions as a new member of the 113th Congress, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, voted against S.47, a bill...
President Obama to sign VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision President Obama to sign VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision
President Barack Obama praised the 113th Congress for finalizing S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. The bill includes a landmark section to recognize tribal...
MPR: Cobell settlement expected to bring $57M into Minnesota MPR: Cobell settlement expected to bring $57M into Minnesota
Members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota are filing for the second round of payments in the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement: Today is the deadline...
Opinion: Republican lawmakers  take side of non-Indian abusers Opinion: Republican lawmakers take side of non-Indian abusers
Timothy Egan addresses Republican opposition tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians in S.47, a bill to reauthorize the the Violence Against Women Act: Non-Indians are responsible for most of the domestic violence...
Charon Asetoyer: IHS fails to provide emergency contraception Charon Asetoyer: IHS fails to provide emergency contraception
Charon Asetoyer of the Native American Community Board discusses the lack of emergency contraception at the Indian Health Service: A lack of adequate legal protection is not the only way...

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