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Bill transfers Oklahoma Indian museum  to another state agency Bill transfers Oklahoma Indian museum to another state agency
The Oklahoma Senate voted 26-20 to approve a bill aimed at improving oversight at the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. The Native American Cultural and...
Lac Courte  Oreilles Band takes over   child welfare cases  in county Lac Courte Oreilles Band takes over child welfare cases in county
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe is slowly taking over child support cases from Sawyer County in Wisconsin. The tribe's new child support department became fully operational...
Aura Bogado: Native Americans are  real people, not munchkins Aura Bogado: Native Americans are real people, not munchkins
Actress Michelle Williams on the cover of AnOther Magazine. Aura Bogado pens an open letter to Michelle Williams: I cringed when I saw that you “dressed up as a...
Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers Nonrecognized tribe in Texas sues over seizure of eagle feathers
Leaders and members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas are suing the federal government over the seizure of eagle feathers at a powwow. An agent from the U.S. Fish...
Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota
Niijii Radio is bringing Ojibwe music, culture, history and news to the airwaves in and around the White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota. Activist Winona LaDuke helped create the station....
Special federal prosecutor assigned to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Special federal prosecutor assigned to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe now has its own special federal prosecutor. Erin Shanley will handle cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. She can pursue cases...
Idaho Legislature approves bill for tribal property tax exemption Idaho Legislature approves bill for tribal property tax exemption
The Idaho Legislature has passed House Bill 140, which bars counties from taxing land owned by tribal governments. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe lobbied for the bill. The tribe paid a...
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe  accused of going after non-Indian employees Sauk-Suiattle Tribe accused of going after non-Indian employees
A lawsuit that accuses the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington of discriminating against non-Indian employees is pending in tribal court. The tribal council fired 11 non-Indian employees at a meeting in...
Cherokee Nation boosts tribal court sentences for certain crimes Cherokee Nation boosts tribal court sentences for certain crimes
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has increased penalties for serious crimes. Under the Cherokee Nation Law and Order Act, offenders face up to three years in jail and up to...
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe renews long quest for federal recognition Editorial: Lumbee Tribe renews long quest for federal recognition
The Fayetteville Observer supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina: Deja vu alert: You've heard this story before. It's 125 years old. But it's new again. The...
Little Traverse Band chair to preside over 1st same-sex wedding Little Traverse Band chair to preside over 1st same-sex wedding
Friday will be a historic day for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan. The tribe's same-sex marriage law will be signed into law by Chairman Dexter...
Kaw Nation tobacco compact eliminates lower    border sales rate Kaw Nation tobacco compact eliminates lower border sales rate
Kaw Nation Chairman Guy Munroe and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) sign two compacts. Photo courtesy Oklahoma governor's office. A tobacco tax compact signed by the Kaw Nation eliminates...
DC Circuit won't reconsider decision in Cherokee Freedmen suit DC Circuit won't reconsider decision in Cherokee Freedmen suit
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals won't reconsider a decision that said the leader of the Cherokee Nation can be sued for by Freedmen descendants. The tribe asked the court...
DOI seeks nominations   for Cobell settlement  scholarship board DOI seeks nominations for Cobell settlement scholarship board
The Interior Department is seeking nominations for the board to oversee the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The board will have five...
DOJ report questions handling of Indian voting rights   under Bush DOJ report questions handling of Indian voting rights under Bush
A top Bush administration official blocked the investigation of an Indian voting rights case, the Inspector General at the Department of Justice said in a report on Tuesday. As the...
Defendants from      Native Mob  gang   face verdict after lengthy trial Defendants from Native Mob gang face verdict after lengthy trial
Closing arguments were held on Tuesday in the case of three members of the Native Mob gang in Minnesota. The trial began in January and included 180 witnesses, the Associated...
Dwanna Robertson: Oklahoma university cancels Native classes Dwanna Robertson: Oklahoma university cancels Native classes
Dwanna Robertson questions the cancellation of indigenous studies classes at Northeastern State University: During the Spring 2013 semester, Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University (NSU) cancelled three 1-hour-credit college courses based on...
Native Sun News: Company withdraws offer for Wounded Knee Native Sun News: Company withdraws offer for Wounded Knee
The following story and update were written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Private firm offers to buy Wounded Knee...
Mary Pember: Ojibwe women vow to protect   lands from mining Mary Pember: Ojibwe women vow to protect lands from mining
Mary Annette Pember reports on the fight over mining in Wisconsin: Ojibwe men are easily identified by the notorious flatness of their rear ends. According to my mom, those butts...
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River student is  NASA Ambassador  Native Sun News: Cheyenne River student is NASA Ambassador
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Delaena Uses Knife in class at the South Dakota...
NLRB to ask Supreme Court to hear     recess appointment dispute NLRB to ask Supreme Court to hear recess appointment dispute
The National Labor Relations Board will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a dispute over appointments to the board. The National Labor Relations Act requires at least three board...
Letter: Go after  broadcasters for  using   Redskins name  on the air Letter: Go after broadcasters for using Redskins name on the air
A letter writer suggests another way to go after the Washington Redskins professional football team: A parallel legal action, opposing the renewal of licenses of broadcasters that unnecessarily use the...

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