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 Citizen Potawatomi Nation  asks BIA to rule on land status Citizen Potawatomi Nation asks BIA to rule on land status
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma could regain ownership of the site of a former Indian school. The nearly 20-acre site was deeded to Pottawatomie County in 1959 for "school...
 Ex-BIA official backs   Duwamish Tribe's  federal recognition Ex-BIA official backs Duwamish Tribe's federal recognition
The Obama administration has moral and legal grounds to extend federal recognition to the Duwamish Tribe of Washington, a former Bureau of Indian Affairs official said. Michael Anderson was serving...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes want  land in trust Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes want land in trust
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have restarted the land-into-trust process for a 8.3-acre property that was purchased nearly 25 years ago. The tribe started the process after...
North Dakota tribes blast Rep. Cramer's remarks at meeting North Dakota tribes blast Rep. Cramer's remarks at meeting
The Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians are criticizing Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) for comments he made at a meeting with Indian women earlier...
Melissa Merrick:  Rep.   Cramer must apologize for hurtful words Melissa Merrick: Rep. Cramer must apologize for hurtful words
Melissa Merrick, a member of the Spirit Lake Nation, calls on Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) to apologize for the way he treated Indian women at a meeting: Dear Congressman...
Turtle Talk: Guide to briefs  in Supreme Court's   ICWA dispute Turtle Talk: Guide to briefs in Supreme Court's ICWA dispute
Turtle Talk has posted a comprehensive guide to briefs submitted in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that's before the U.S. Supreme Court: The State...
NPR: Small  tribe in Brazil   quick to adopt new  technologies NPR: Small tribe in Brazil quick to adopt new technologies
National Public Radio reports on the quick adoption of technology by the Surui Tribe in Brazil: In the heart of the Amazon in western Brazil, an Indian tribe called the...
Rep.   Cramer wants to apologize for meet  with Indian women Rep. Cramer wants to apologize for meet with Indian women
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), a new member of Congress, says he wants to apologize for the way he treated Indian women at a meeting where he disparaged tribal courts...
Rep.   Young of Alaska   uses slur to describe Hispanic workers Rep. Young of Alaska uses slur to describe Hispanic workers
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, used an ethnic slur against Hispanic workers in an interview with an Alaska radio...
Patrick Lee: Why I filed complaint against Oglala Sioux Tribe Patrick Lee: Why I filed complaint against Oglala Sioux Tribe
Some of you may have heard that the Tribal Council has terminated me as Chief Judge of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Courts on March 11, 2013. As a former public official, I believe I owe the public an explanation to clarify the issues that led up to the Council’s action, and the legality of said actions.
Native Sun News: Rally in support of   Indian Child Welfare Act Native Sun News: Rally in support of Indian Child Welfare Act
Rallying supporters of the Indian Child Welfare Act carried signs calling for an end of human trafficking of Indian children and waited in the cold for the historic filing of a class action lawsuit against the State of South Dakota.
Anti-smoking ads include American Indians,  Alaska Natives Anti-smoking ads include American Indians, Alaska Natives
YouTube: Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma The Be Tobacco Free campaign has released a new set of videos that are aimed at reducing smoking among American Indians and...
Charles Kader: Traditional tribal groups labeled as  terrorists Charles Kader: Traditional tribal groups labeled as terrorists
Charles Kader on traditional Indian believers being labeled as terrorists: The labeling vogue of past generations was often to term both traditional and religious groups in Indian country as offbeat,...
Gyasi Ross: Saying thank you to inspiring indigenous women Gyasi Ross: Saying thank you to inspiring indigenous women
Gyasi Ross says thank you to indigenous women: Christine Quintasket Kateri Tekakwitha Anna Mae Aquash Sylvia McAdam Wanda BM Marie Bear Medicine Ingrid Washinawatok Miranda B.L. Mary Brave Bird Wilma...
Opinion: Seeking justice for Mayan victims    in   genocide trial Opinion: Seeking justice for Mayan victims in genocide trial
Trial of Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, could bring justice to Mayan victims of genocide: Of course, win or lose, the case could still be...

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