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Sen. Begich criticizes state for targeting Alaska Native voters Sen. Begich criticizes state for targeting Alaska Native voters
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) says politicians in his state are trying to make it harder for Alaska Natives to vote. Alaska Natives represent 16 percent of the state population. They...
Tribes lobby Congress for  equal treatment on tax-free bonds Tribes lobby Congress for equal treatment on tax-free bonds
Tribes are lobbying Congress for equal treatment in issuing tax-exempt bonds. Tribes often issue tax-exempt bonds for economic development projects. But the Internal Revenue Service has determined that projects such...
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, explains  no vote on VAWA Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, explains no vote on VAWA
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted against S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, because it included “sexual orientation” language, The Cherokee Phoenix reports. Mullin, a citizen of...
FEMA to consult tribes about   new   disaster declaration process FEMA to consult tribes about new disaster declaration process
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is consulting tribes about a disaster declaration process that will recognize their sovereignty. In January, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows...
Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise explains why he's against the name of the Washington Redskins professional football team: I want to see both sides in this. I really do....
Tribes in Oklahoma prepare for  jurisdiction provision in VAWA Tribes in Oklahoma prepare for jurisdiction provision in VAWA
Tribes in Oklahoma are debating how best to implement S.47, a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that allows them to investigate, prosecute and sentence non-Indians for domestic violence...
Column: Memorial service honors  Richard Twiss, Rosebud Sioux Column: Memorial service honors Richard Twiss, Rosebud Sioux
A memorial service was held in honor of Richard Twiss, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who died on February 9: A memorial service Sunday will...
USDA Blog: Arthur  Blazer discusses sacred site efforts at NCAI USDA Blog: Arthur Blazer discusses sacred site efforts at NCAI
Arthur “Butch” Blazer, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico who serves as Deputy Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture, spoke to the National Congress of American...
Colorado  tribes  lead effort  for reburial locations on public lands Colorado tribes lead effort for reburial locations on public lands
Tribes in Colorado are leading an effort to find suitable locations to rebury ancestral remains. The Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe convened a group to identify...
Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL  study Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL study
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam...
Native Sun News: South Dakota Republicans vote against VAWA Native Sun News: South Dakota Republicans vote against VAWA
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) votes against VAWA and...
Opinion: Supreme Court shifts to the  right on affirmative action Opinion: Supreme Court shifts to the right on affirmative action
The U.S. Supreme Court will be ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas this term: When the Supreme Court last ruled on affirmative action, almost a decade ago, Justice Anthony...
Marc Simmons: Spanish official harsh on tribes in New Mexico Marc Simmons: Spanish official harsh on tribes in New Mexico
Historian Marc Simmons on the crimes of an early Spanish Colonial governor: Who today knows the name of Diego de Peñalosa? Very few people, I suspect, even though he was...
Editorial: Tribal colleges   a worthy investment for   North Dakota Editorial: Tribal colleges a worthy investment for North Dakota
The Grand Forks Herald supports Senate Bill 2218 to help tribal colleges improve workforce opportunities in Indian Country: North Dakota boasts the lowest statewide unemployment in the nation. But unemployment...
Charles Kader: Keeping the momentum going for Idle No More Charles Kader: Keeping the momentum going for Idle No More
Charles Kader explains why the Idle No More movement isn't going away: Idle No More has had approximately a dozen weeks of select media coverage behind it, and certain factors...
Winona LaDuke: Hugo Chavez   committed to indigenous people Winona LaDuke: Hugo Chavez committed to indigenous people
Activist Winona LaDuke pays tribute to the late Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela: I was a great admirer of Hugo Chavez, thankful for his generosity, his courage, his...
Donna Ennis: Ensuring racial equity in juvenile  justice systems Donna Ennis: Ensuring racial equity in juvenile justice systems
Donna Ennis, the chair of the Minnesota Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council, discusses juvenile justice issues: I have been involved for the past several years in the Juvenile Detention Alternative...

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