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DOJ highlights tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA update DOJ highlights tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA update
The Department of Justice has released a short document that explains the tribal jurisdiction provisions of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. "Tribes will be able to...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announces settlement for pollution St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announces settlement for pollution
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York will benefit from a settlement that addresses pollution on the St. Lawrence River. Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Company agreed to pay...
Wanda Batchelor resigns as first woman to run Washoe Tribe Wanda Batchelor resigns as first woman to run Washoe Tribe
Wanda Batchelor has resigned as chairwoman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Batchelor, who was the first woman to lead the tribe, stepped down after learning of a...
Court affirms results of Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's June election Court affirms results of Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's June election
A judge with the Court of Indian Offenses has upheld the results of an election that was held by Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma in June 2012. Tribal members voted for...
Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure  introduced Mescalero Apache Nation water leasing measure introduced
H.R.1377, a bill to help the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico lease its water, was introduced in the House on March 21. The Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act...
Southern Ute woman tells story to help other abuse victims Southern Ute woman tells story to help other abuse victims
Diane Millich, a member of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado, made national news this month when she shared her story of surviving domestic violence at the signing of S.47,...
Crow Tribe reacquires property  within reservation for $989K Crow Tribe reacquires property within reservation for $989K
The Crow Tribe of Montana reacquired a 1,933-acre ranch within reservation boundaries at an auction on Tuesday. The tribe placed the winning bid of $989,400 for the Hairpin Cavvy ranch....
DOI bars non-essential travel under sequestration of budget DOI bars non-essential travel under sequestration of budget
The Interior Department has barred all non-essential travel due to the sequestration of the federal budget. The directive means Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian...
Editorial: Wisconsin must work to 'mend fences' with tribes Editorial: Wisconsin must work to 'mend fences' with tribes
Newspaper says politicians in Wisconsin need to mend fences with the state's tribes: Wolves and walleyes and mines, oh, my. There’s trouble brewing in Wisconsin’s northwoods again after 16 years...
UK Report: Chumash Tribe working to preserve its language UK Report: Chumash Tribe working to preserve its language
UK newspaper visits the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California: The Chumash are the indigenous people of the state of California, but are not recognised as an official...
Pawnee Nation reports uses for $4.4M trust fund settlement Pawnee Nation reports uses for $4.4M trust fund settlement
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma has provided an update on how it is spending a $4.42 million trust fund settlement. The tribe already distributed $2 million in per capita payments...
DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts DeShanne Stokes: Sacred site battle could heal old conflicts
DeShanne Stokes says dispute over the sacred Hickory Ground could lead to healing between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Muscogee Nation: Much of the debate surrounding Hickory Ground...
Kay Olan: Welcoming  Grandfathers and the water  they bring Kay Olan: Welcoming Grandfathers and the water they bring
Kay Olan welcomes the grandfathers and the water they bring to Mohawk territory: This is the time of year when people in the Northeast become excited about the return of...
Native Sun News: Rapid City's urban Indian basketball legacy Native Sun News: Rapid City's urban Indian basketball legacy
Every town in South Dakota has a face they want people to see. But beneath that face there is a soul; a history of struggle and accomplishment, of misunderstood truths and comforting lies, a history of everyday people caught up in pursuits and sacrifices which only hindsight renders outstanding and ignoble.
Native Sun News: Basketball team captures state title again Native Sun News: Basketball team captures state title again
Back in 2008, the White River Tigers would capture their first title since 1955 and had reached the State Tournament in both 2006 and 2007. They would also capture titles in 2010 and 2012. However, in 2009 and 2011, they would finish second. Could they break the streak in 2013?
South Dakota to consult with  tribes about newest state park South Dakota to consult with tribes about newest state park
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks will meet with tribes next month to discuss the state's newest park. A bill that created the 615-acre Good Earth State...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe thanks Sen. Tim Johnson for his service Rosebud Sioux Tribe thanks Sen. Tim Johnson for his service
Members and leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe said Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), who announced his retirement on Tuesday, was always there when they needed help. Vice President William...
Chief of Brazilian tribe taps   technology to protect way of life Chief of Brazilian tribe taps technology to protect way of life
The leader of a small tribe in Brazil is bringing technology to his people in hopes of preserving their land, culture and natural resources. Just a few decades ago, the...
Supreme Court restricts use of drug-sniffing dogs at homes Supreme Court restricts use of drug-sniffing dogs at homes
Police may not use drug-sniffing dogs on a person's property without first obtaining a search warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. By a 5-4 vote, the justices held...

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