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EEOC confirms difference between tribal   and Indian preference EEOC confirms difference between tribal and Indian preference
Tribal preference in employment is not the same as Indian preference, the top attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Tuesday. Many tribes give preference to their members...
Sally Jewell earns praise on eve of Senate confirmation hearing Sally Jewell earns praise on eve of Senate confirmation hearing
Indian Country will find a friend in Sally Jewell if she is confirmed as the next Secretary of the Interior Department, tribal leaders were told this week. Jewell, the top...
Obama issues disaster declaration for Navajo Nation in Arizona Obama issues disaster declaration for Navajo Nation in Arizona
President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation on Friday, the first of its kind under a new law that recognizes tribes sovereignty. The declaration opens the...
Little Traverse Bay Bands close to recognizing same-sex unions Little Traverse Bay Bands close to recognizing same-sex unions
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan could become the third tribe to legalize same-sex marriage. The tribal council voted 5-4 on a measure that defines marriage...
Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight over  border town liquor sales Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight over border town liquor sales
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota isn't giving up on its campaign to stop the sale of liquor in a town just across the border in Nebraska. Activists and...
OPB:  Lummi Nation leader senses threats  from  big  coal project  OPB: Lummi Nation leader senses threats from big coal project
Oregon Public Broadcasting talks to Jay Julius, a council member from the Lummi Nation of Washington, about a coal project in the Pacific Northwest: Jay Julius is a fisherman and...
Charles Kader: LaDuke  tackles 'Militarization of Indian Country' Charles Kader: LaDuke tackles 'Militarization of Indian Country'
Charles Kader discusses The Militarization of Indian Country, a new book from Ojibwe activist Winona LaDuke: I have recently become aware that a book entitled The Militarization of Indian Country...
Mark Trahant: Congress continues  a path to destructive course Mark Trahant: Congress continues a path to destructive course
There was an interesting economic debate Monday night on the Charlie Rose show. Paul Krugman, columnist for the New York Times, made his case for Keynesian economics, the idea that...
Tribes line up support as Supreme Court takes up   ICWA dispute Tribes line up support as Supreme Court takes up ICWA dispute
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are lining up some major support as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear Adoptive Couple v. Baby...
Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites Federal agencies issue action plan to help protect sacred sites
The Obama administration released an action plan on Tuesday as part of an effort to help protect sacred sites on federal land. The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior,...
School district on Navajo Nation braces for cuts with sequester School district on Navajo Nation braces for cuts with sequester
A public school district on the Navajo Nation will cut 65 jobs and may be forced to close some facilities due to a reduction in federal funds. The Window Rock...
Native Sun News: 'Last of   Hostiles' youth movement takes hold Native Sun News: 'Last of Hostiles' youth movement takes hold
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Family photo: Sage Blacksmith, Hunter Blacksmith, Leets Yellow Boy,...
Blackfeet men  enter pleas in game   hunts for country musicians Blackfeet men enter pleas in game hunts for country musicians
Three members of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana entered guilty pleas for organizing big-game hunts with country music stars. Jay St. Goddard, Jay Wells and Gayle Skunkcap Jr. admitted they...
Hualapai Tribe seeks bankruptcy  protection in business dispute Hualapai Tribe seeks bankruptcy protection in business dispute
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is seeking bankruptcy protection for one of its corporations. Sa' Nyu Wa lost a $28.5 million judgment to the non-Indian operator of the Grand Canyon...
Mitsitam Cafe at NMAI called the best food on the National Mall Mitsitam Cafe at NMAI called the best food on the National Mall
The Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian offers the best food on the National Mall, according to Jennifer Steinhauer of The New York Times. Steinhauer urges...
Editorial: Obama's support required to combat climate change Editorial: Obama's support required to combat climate change
The New York Times urges President Barack Obama to help his nominees at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy fight climate change: In 2009, President Obama pledged...

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