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Audio from House hearing on federal recognition process Audio from House hearing on federal recognition process
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on federal recognition. The sole witness was Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. This was his first appearance...
Editorial: Obama should issue permit for Keystone XL Pipeline Editorial: Obama should issue permit for Keystone XL Pipeline
The Billings Gazette calls on President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline: As the bureaucratic permitting process grinds on, the latest environmental impact statement confirms there’s no...
Blackfeet Nation man  accused  in fatal stabbing on reservation Blackfeet Nation man accused in fatal stabbing on reservation
A Blackfeet Nation man is facing homicide charges for a fatal stabbing on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Police officers from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes responded to a...
Navajo Nation approves tightrope walk across   Grand Canyon Navajo Nation approves tightrope walk across Grand Canyon
The Navajo Nation has approved a tightrope stunt across the Grand Canyon. Daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to walk a 2-inch-wide wire over the 1,500-foot drop this June. He won't be...
Northern Arapaho Tribe passes   traditions to new generations Northern Arapaho Tribe passes traditions to new generations
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is ensuring its traditions are passed onto younger members. So the tribe is hosting students at the Arapaho Experience Room in the Wind River...
Suquamish Tribe  picks    newcomers for vice chair and treasurer Suquamish Tribe picks newcomers for vice chair and treasurer
Members of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington elected two newcomers to the council. Wayne George, 58, was elected vice chairman. He defeated five candidates for the post. Robin Little Wing...
Minnesota tribes forced to cut back at schools with sequester Minnesota tribes forced to cut back at schools with sequester
Tribes in Minnesota are already cutting back at their schools due to the sequester of the federal budget. The Red Lake Nation has already reduced security staff. The White Earth...
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin    raise        spring walleye spearing limits Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin raise spring walleye spearing limits
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin have raised spring walleye spearing limits in a move that was criticized by the state. The tribes plan to allow their members to spear walleye on...
Hoopa Valley Tribe  orders halt to more trailers on reservation Hoopa Valley Tribe orders halt to more trailers on reservation
The leader of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California has issued a moratorium on incoming trailer homes. Chairman Leonard Masten Jr. said the reservation is overrun with trailer homes....
Umatilla  Tribes awarded $257K grant for wind energy project Umatilla Tribes awarded $257K grant for wind energy project
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation of Oregon has received a $257,372 grant for a wind energy project. The tribe plans to place a 50-kilowatt wind turbine on...
Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe disputes removal from post Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe disputes removal from post
The leader of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is disputing his suspension from office. Chairman Kenneth St. Marks was elected in November. He said he was removed because he...
Law Article: IRS determination aids tribes with  energy credits Law Article: IRS determination aids tribes with energy credits
Attorneys say a newly released determination from the Internal Revenue Service helps tribes with renewable energy projects: The IRS released a ruling this week that opens the door to Indian...
ICT interview with Rep. Colleen Hanabusa on new    House role ICT interview with Rep. Colleen Hanabusa on new House role
Indian Country Today interviews Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), the new ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs: What excites you about your new leadership position...
Myron Naneng: Blatant discrimination  against tribes in Alaska Myron Naneng: Blatant discrimination against tribes in Alaska
Myron Naneng, the president of the Association of Village Council Presidents, discusses the exclusion of Alaska tribes from S.47, which reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act: Between February 1, and...
Senate committee to take up Sally Jewell nomination at DOI Senate committee to take up Sally Jewell nomination at DOI
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a business meeting this Thursday to consider the nomination of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. The...
Native Sun News: Sculptures in works      for   'Dakota 38'    warriors Native Sun News: Sculptures in works for 'Dakota 38' warriors
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose , Native Sun News Staff Writer. . All content © Native Sun News. Mahpi’ya Al’Nazin (He Who Stands on the...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux school sued in bullying incident Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux school sued in bullying incident
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Little Wound School at Kyle. Tiny DeCory, founder of...
Former dictator   on trial for genocide of   Mayans in Guatemala Former dictator on trial for genocide of Mayans in Guatemala
Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, is on trial for the genocide of thousands of Mayan people during the country's bloody civil war. Montt faces charges...
Julianne Jennings: Idle No More movement spreads to Europe Julianne Jennings: Idle No More movement spreads to Europe
Julianne Jennings on the impact of the Idle No More movement in Europe: Knowledge of other cultures and social norms, opportunities to achieve fluency in a foreign language, art, music,...
Supreme Court  takes up  tribal challenge to Arizona voter law Supreme Court takes up tribal challenge to Arizona voter law
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, a voting rights case, on Monday. The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona and the Hopi Tribe, along with other...
Obama nominates DOJ official as Labor Department Secretary Obama nominates DOJ official as Labor Department Secretary
Thomas Perez delivers remarks after President Barack Obama announced Perez as his nominee for Labor Secretary, in the East Room of the White House, March 18, 2013. (Official White...

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