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Democracy Now: Juana Majel-Dixon from  NCAI discusses VAWA Democracy Now: Juana Majel-Dixon from NCAI discusses VAWA
Juana Majel-Dixon, the first vice president of National Congress of American Indians, discusses S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: JUANA MAJEL DIXON: Oh, my gosh,...
Opinion: Treaties support  tribes in    Wisconsin mining debacle Opinion: Treaties support tribes in Wisconsin mining debacle
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr. Photo © Associated Press Attorney Brian Pierson weighs in on the mining bill that just passed the Wisconsin...
Fronteras: Hopi Tribe takes advantage of  tougher sentencing Fronteras: Hopi Tribe takes advantage of tougher sentencing
Fronteras reports on efforts by the Hopi Tribe to increase the sentencing authority of its courts: Crime rates in Indian Country are more than twice the national average. But for...
Klamath Tribes  score big ruling in long fight over water rights Klamath Tribes score big ruling in long fight over water rights
The Oregon Water Resources Department has recognized the senior water rights of the Klamath Tribes. The findings and order of determination ensures that the tribes will be considered first when...
Wisbar News: Possible brief in Supreme Court's  ICWA  dispute Wisbar News: Possible brief in Supreme Court's ICWA dispute
The State Bar of Wisconsin is being asked to file a brief in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that will be heard by the...
Native Threads  lands on shelves in Walmarts across   country Native Threads lands on shelves in Walmarts across country
Clothing from Native Threads can now be found at Walmart locations across the country. The process normally takes years but company president Randy Bardwell, a member of the Pechanga Band...
Mille Lacs Band to announce purchase of   hotels in Minnesota Mille Lacs Band to announce purchase of hotels in Minnesota
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians has scheduled a press conference on Monday to make a business announcement. The tribe is purchasing two large hotels in downtown St. Paul,...
Hualapai Tribe recalls   leaders from office in business dispute Hualapai Tribe recalls leaders from office in business dispute
Members of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona recalled two leaders who have been involved in a business dispute with a non-Indian developer. Charlie Vaughn and Candida Hunter were recalled in...
Little Traverse leader  to sign same-sex marriage bill into law Little Traverse leader to sign same-sex marriage bill into law
Dexter McNamara, the chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, will sign the tribe's same-sex marriage bill into law on March 15. The tribal council...
Elsie Meeks:   USDA official meets tribal leaders in South Dakota Elsie Meeks: USDA official meets tribal leaders in South Dakota
Elsie Meeks, the State Director of the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development in South Dakota, discusses a meeting with tribal leaders in South Dakota: Last week, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan...
Oneida Nation praises school for eliminating  Redskins  mascot Oneida Nation praises school for eliminating Redskins mascot
The Oneida Nation praised a public school in New York for retiring its "Redskins" mascot. Cooperstown Central School will stop using the name on June 30. Students pushed for the...
Navajo woman leads   challenge to Washington Redskins  name Navajo woman leads challenge to Washington Redskins name
Amanda Blackhorse, a young member of the Navajo Nation, is leading a new challenge against the Washington Redskins professional football team. Blackhorse is asking the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...
Obama cites 'inherent'    right of tribes   at VAWA signing ceremony Obama cites 'inherent' right of tribes at VAWA signing ceremony
Tribes have an "inherent" right to protect their people, President Barack Obama said as he signed S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, into law on Thursday....
Sally Jewell vows to make Indian Country a  top priority at DOI Sally Jewell vows to make Indian Country a top priority at DOI
Sally Jewell vowed to make Indian issues a top priority if she is confirmed as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. Jewell, the top executive at Recreational Equipment...
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge girls team lands in basketball final Native Sun News: Pine Ridge girls team lands in basketball final
The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Santana White Dress (32) and two teammates are listening to...
Native Sun News: Oglala  leader prods White House on education Native Sun News: Oglala leader prods White House on education
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer pushes language initiative...
Gyasi Ross: Good news and horrible news from Washington, DC Gyasi Ross: Good news and horrible news from Washington, DC
Gyasi Ross sees good things and bad things coming from the Obama administration: INCREDIBLE NEWS: On Thursday, February 28th, 2013, the House of Representatives finally decided that Native women, LGBTQ...
Julia Good Fox: Technology essential in Indian Country's future Julia Good Fox: Technology essential in Indian Country's future
Julia Good Fox connects tribalism and technology: Right now, there is a young girl in each of our tribes who is working her way through the lesson plans at Code...
White House Blog: Empowering tribes to protect Native women White House Blog: Empowering tribes to protect Native women
Jodi Gillette and Charlie Galbraith, officials from White House, explain the importance of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, that was signed into law by President...

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