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Opinion: Wisconsin politicians should pay attention to tribes Opinion: Wisconsin politicians should pay attention to tribes
Tensions appear to be growing between tribes and officials and politicians in Wisconsin: Keep poking a stick into a beehive, and you shouldn't be surprised if a couple of bees...
Casey Ross-Petherick: VAWA helps tribes protect all victims Casey Ross-Petherick: VAWA helps tribes protect all victims
Law professor Casey Ross-Petherick, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, discusses the importance of S.47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: On March 7, President Obama signed legislation...
Hayley Hutt: Tribal water rights bring benefit to communities Hayley Hutt: Tribal water rights bring benefit to communities
Hayley Hutt, a council member for the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California, discusses water issues: We urge all of those who care about salmon to look at tribal rights, not...
Law Article: Quechan Nation loses decision against wind farm Law Article: Quechan Nation loses decision against wind farm
Attorneys provide update on Quechan Nation lawsuit against a wind farm at a sacred site in California: On February 27, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe arrested in ongoing dispute Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe arrested in ongoing dispute
Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks is escorted to a tribal police vehicle this morning at the tribal council chambers. Photo Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Chairman Ken...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in positive talks with school pick Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in positive talks with school pick
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reported positive talks with a candidate for superintendent at a local school. Tribal leaders met with Brian Hyde, a longtime teacher and school administrator in the...
Schools on reservations   are first to feel cuts under sequester Schools on reservations are first to feel cuts under sequester
Public schools on reservations are feeling the effects of the federal budget sequester long before other schools, a state education official in Arizona said. Schools on and near reservations depend...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes called on the Montana Legislature to approve a water rights compact. The tribe has been working on the proposed settlement for decades. But the...
County opposes  San Pasqual Band land-into-trust application County opposes San Pasqual Band land-into-trust application
The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians in California is facing opposition to its land-into-trust application. Officials in San Diego County are opposing the tribe's application for 29 acres. It...
Lawmaker  avoids speaking   name of tribe seeking recognition Lawmaker avoids speaking name of tribe seeking recognition
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California) took pains to avoid mentioning the Mishewal Wappo Tribe by name during a hearing on federal recognition on Tuesday. Thompson used the term "particular tribe" twice...
Survey finds rise in negative  perceptions of Natives in Canada Survey finds rise in negative perceptions of Natives in Canada
A growing number of English-speaking Canadians harbor negative perceptions of Native people, according to a new survey. Through a telephone survey, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation found that 59 percent...
Energy company suspends  operation within Blackfeet Nation Energy company suspends operation within Blackfeet Nation
The Anschutz Exploration Corporation has suspended exploratory drilling activities on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. The company recently drilled 14 exploratory oil and gas wells near Glacier National Park. But...
Lawsuit blames county for  arrest by  Pojoaque Pueblo officers Lawsuit blames county for arrest by Pojoaque Pueblo officers
A lawsuit blames Santa Fe County, New Mexico, for the actions of police officers from Pojoaque Pueblo. Under an agreement with the county, the tribe can enforce state laws against...
Nooksack Tribe aims to remove more than 300 from the rolls Nooksack Tribe aims to remove more than 300 from the rolls
The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is planning to remove 306 people from the rolls. Chairman Bob Kelly notified the 306 on March 6 of the pending disenrollments. A letter offered...
Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow   BIA regulations Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow BIA regulations
Native Hawaiians can't seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Tuesday. In 1978, the BIA established a process to determine which tribes...
Rep. Young won't support Alaska  tribes for land-into-trust fix Rep. Young won't support Alaska tribes for land-into-trust fix
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, supports a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar as...
Native Sun News: Young tribal members joining   National Guard Native Sun News: Young tribal members joining National Guard
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Young National Guards officers posed for a photo at...
Cole DeLaune: Even more outrage over cultural appropriation Cole DeLaune: Even more outrage over cultural appropriation
Actress Michelle Williams on the cover of AnOther Magazine. Cole DeLaune explains fashion to everyone: Last week, the Internet news cycle erupted in a predictable maelstrom of gasps and...
Survivor of attack on   Mayan village testifies at genocide trial Survivor of attack on Mayan village testifies at genocide trial
A survivor of a massacre at a Mayan village in Guatemala testified at the genocide trial of former president and dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Nicolas Brito watched as his village...
White House adviser reaffirms opposition to drilling in ANWR White House adviser reaffirms opposition to drilling in ANWR
The Obama administration won't support development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a White House adviser said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has called his energy policy an...
House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health
The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on Indian health on Tuesday. The committee heard from Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the...
Mark Trahant: More money improves health   in Indian Country Mark Trahant: More money improves health in Indian Country
WASHINGTON -- Idaho’s Rep. Mike Simpson, a Republican, asked a critical question Tuesday. It’s one rarely asked, let alone, answered. The question: Does more government money work? Specifically, Simpson, the...
Three    Native Mob gang  defendants found guilty  in Minnesota Three Native Mob gang defendants found guilty in Minnesota
Three members of the Native Mob were found guilty after a lengthy trial in federal court aimed at taking down the gang's operation. Gang leader Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 34, was...
House Ethics Committee opens investigation into  Rep.  Young House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Young
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee. Young was investigated by the Department...

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