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Indian lawmaker draws applause for immigration comments (March 22, 2013)

Kansas Rep. Ponka-We Victors (D) drew applause for comments she made about immigration. Victors, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, is the only Indian lawmaker in the state. She questioned Secretary of State Kris Kobach about a bill to...

Miccosukee Tribe fires police chief after just one year on job (March 22, 2013)

The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida fired its chief of police after a year on the job, The Miami Herald reports. Bobby Richardson was fired over the phone. “Didn’t even see it coming," he told the paper. Including Richardson, the tribe...

Former Rep. Dale Kildee joining two firms in Washington, DC (March 22, 2013)

Former Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Michigan), one of the founders of the Congressional Native American Caucus, is joining two law and lobbying firms in Washington, D.C. Kildee will be a senior consultant at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He's also...

BIA takes role on controversial road for Alaska Native village (March 22, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be taking on a new role for a controversial Alaska Native village road. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended against building a road for the village of King Cove. The agency said the...

Bill to avert government shutdown sent to President Obama (March 22, 2013)

An appropriations bill that averts a shutdown of the federal government was sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. H.R.933, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, doesn't reverse the sequester that has already taken a hit on Indian...

Native Sun News: Indian girl shows her talents in Rapid City (March 22, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Kanyen Rose and her mother Misty Mouseaux Begay catch a cuddle after dance class. A tiny rising star in...

Stew Magnuson: Wounded Knee 1973 hostages speaking out (March 22, 2013)

The following opinion by Stew Magnuson appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Wounded Knee hostages have seen their story whitewashed from history By Stew Magnuson Former South Dakota...

Fort Peck Tribes feel sequester's hit on education and health (March 22, 2013)

The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana are already feeling the effects of the federal budget sequester. The school system on the reservation is losing $1.2 million in Impact Aid funding. Positions are going unfilled and summer school might be canceled....

Lawsuit targets South Dakota over Indian child welfare cases (March 22, 2013)

A class action lawsuit was filed against the state of South Dakota for its handling of Indian child welfare cases. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three Indian parents, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. It...

Police raid old Indian museum wanted for Olympics in Brazil (March 22, 2013)

Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are attempting to remove a group of Indian activists from a site that's wanted for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Associated Press reports. There have been physical clashes this morning at an abandoned Indian...

Charles Kader: New York declares war against tribal business (March 22, 2013)

Charles Kader on the state of New York's war on tribal businesses: United States government agencies outposted near Iroquois communities have deferred to New York State tax codes. By going “all-in” on enforcement of state tobacco revenue tax stamp affixation,...

Gyasi Ross: Keystone XL Pipeline still bad for Indian Country (March 22, 2013)

Gyasi Ross on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. And just like pop kills Native people disproportionately, this Keystone XL pipeline will disproportionately affect Native sacred sites, unmarked Native grave sites, our aboriginal homelands. We’re seeing that same scenario play out...