Trademark board hears dispute over Washington Redskins name (March 7, 2013)

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is once again being asked to cancel marks registered to the Washington Redskins professional football team. Suzan Shown Harjo, the president of the Morning Star Institute, and other Indian activists won a decision in...

University of Massachusetts to return ancestors taken in Florida (March 7, 2013)

The University of Massachusetts is planning to repatriate 64 ancestral remains that were removed from a site in Florida in 1925. The ancestors will be repatriated to the Muscogee Nation, the Seminole Tribe and the Seminole Nation, according to a...

Most residents out of trailer park on Torres Martinez Reservation (March 7, 2013)

Most of the residents of a troubled trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California have been relocated. Upwards of 3,000 people used to live at the Desert Mobile Home Park, also known as Duroville. The...

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to open gas station in June (March 7, 2013)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California expects to complete construction of a new gas station in June. The Chumash Service Station includes 10 gas pumps, a 2,500-square-foot convenience store and a car wash. It will replace an...

Jay Daniels: Going down the right way on your Indian allotment (March 7, 2013)

Jay Daniels continues his series on rights-of-way in Indian Country: After pondering these articles and seeing this issue is larger than most folks realize, I believe it is important to re-emphasize these articles because the issues are not going to...

Wisconsin county tries to mend fences with tribes on land issues (March 7, 2013)

Officials in Shawano County, Wisconsin, are trying to mend fences with tribes after years of land-into-trust disputes. In January, the county rescinded its opposition to the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The tribe now plans to attend the county's Tribal Affairs...

Comanche Nation disputes county efforts to tax certain businesses (March 7, 2013)

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is disputing a county's attempt to tax some of its businesses. The tribe operates about a dozen businesses on land that's not yet in trust. The Comanche County sent a property tax bill to the...

Taxpayer group singles out chief of Standing Buffalo First Nation (March 7, 2013)

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation named a Native leader in Saskatchewan as the "winner" of one of its government waste awards. The group said Standing Buffalo First Nation Chief Roger Redman earnes more than Canada's prime minister. The prime minister's salary...

Rival factions of Chukchansi Tribe meet BIA in leadership dispute (March 7, 2013)

Rival factions of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday but a solution didn't appear in sight. Two groups claim to be in control of the tribe. The BIA...

Editorial: Joke about 'drunk Indians' an insult to all Native people (March 7, 2013)

The Santa Fe New Mexican criticizes the Mike & Molly show for perpetuating stereotypes about Native people: Words matter. And telling a joke is no excuse to use words in a hateful, racist way — so despite the blowback these...

University of Montana to name facility in honor of Elouise Cobell (March 7, 2013)

The University of Montana will house a new facility that's dedicated to the legacy of Elouise Cobell, who was the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. The Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute will be located within the...

Mark Trahant: Fight over spending bill quietly moves to Senate (March 7, 2013)

The House, as expected, passed the Continuing Resolution to fund government for the rest of the year. H.R. 933 now moves to the Senate for consideration. There is a quiet, but important, debate ahead. The $984 billion spending bill locks...

Obama to sign Violence Against Women Act in ceremony at DOI (March 7, 2013)

President Barack Obama will be signing S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, into law today. The bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian who commit domestic violence offenses on reservations. Tribes must ensure the constitutional rights of...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes on Whiteclay stores (March 7, 2013)

The following story appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Alex White Plume OST President vows to shut down border town liquor stores PINE RIDGE - Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan...