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Sault Tribe losing $1.7M in federal funds under sequestration Sault Tribe losing $1.7M in federal funds under sequestration
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is losing $1.7 million as a result of the sequestration of the federal budget. Chairman Aaron Payment said the tribe...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe busy with    popcorn product business Lower Brule Sioux Tribe busy with popcorn product business
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is busy popping corn -- 17 million pounds every year, to be more precise. The tribe started Lakota Foods seven years ago....
Shinnecock Nation elects   leadership amid reports of violence Shinnecock Nation elects leadership amid reports of violence
Members of the Shinnecock Nation of New York went to the polls on Tuesday in an election that was marred by reports of violence. The Southampton Press and Indian Country...
Montana federal judge who sent racist Obama email to retire Montana federal judge who sent racist Obama email to retire
A federal judge in Montana who sent a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama will retire on May 3, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced on Tuesday. Judge Richard...
Mescalero Apache Tribe backs permits for horse slaughters Mescalero Apache Tribe backs permits for horse slaughters
Another tribe is calling on the Department of Agriculture to allow horse slaughtering. President Frederick Chino Sr. of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico says the resumption of slaughtering...
Chitimacha  Tribe accused of excluding African descendants Chitimacha Tribe accused of excluding African descendants
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is being accused of denying membership to people with mixed Indian and African ancestry. The tribal constitution ties membership to rolls from 1926 or 1959....
Jackie Hendry: Support for Native American studies lacking Jackie Hendry: Support for Native American studies lacking
Jackie Hendry on the "disappointing" Native American studies program at the University of South Dakota: Whenever I tell people I’m from northern Illinois, I tend to hear one of...
AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur AFN president talked to Rep. Young about use of ethnic slur
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka said she spoke to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) about his use of an ethnic slur to describe Hispanic workers. In a radio interview...
NARF calls land-into-trust case a victory for all Alaska tribes NARF calls land-into-trust case a victory for all Alaska tribes
A ruling from a federal judge in Washington, D.C., is a victory for all Alaska tribes, the Native American Rights Fund said on Tuesday. In a March 31 decision, Judge...
Umatilla sisters propel basketball team to NCAA's  Final Four Umatilla sisters propel basketball team to NCAA's Final Four
Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are making history on the college basketball court. University of Louisville junior Shoni Schimmel and sophomore Jude...
Hopi Tribe won't bid on cultural objects on   auction in France Hopi Tribe won't bid on cultural objects on auction in France
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona says its culture isn't for sale. The tribe is asking an auction house in France to suspend a sale of 70 cultural items that's due...
Oil spills in Arkansas and  Utah stir opponents of Keystone XL Oil spills in Arkansas and Utah stir opponents of Keystone XL
Oil spills in Arkansas and Utah are renewing opposition to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. An Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas on Friday, prompting the Environmental Protection Agency...
This American Life: Chukchansi Tribe  stuck in bitter disputes This American Life: Chukchansi Tribe stuck in bitter disputes
This American Life on the election and disenrollment disputes within the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California: There is a Native American tribe in California called the Chukchansi...
Native Sun News:  Indian students show progress on reading Native Sun News: Indian students show progress on reading
At a recent Oglala Lakota Nation Education Consortium Conference, Gear Up Program Coordinator Stacy Phelps presented data showing the success of the “Reading Plus” program to educators. ‘Reading Plus’...
Native Sun News: Memories of   Lyle Eagle Tail, a young hero Native Sun News: Memories of Lyle Eagle Tail, a young hero
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff writer. All content © Native Sun News. Caroline Quick Bear, aunt of Lyle Eagle Tail. Memories...
Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance Dwain Camp: Native nations and the rise of self-governance
Dwain Camp is an elder of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. The unmistakable resurgence of Native nations within the United States this past 40 years is often credited simply to...
Letter: Exempt the Indian Health Service from sequestration Letter: Exempt the Indian Health Service from sequestration
James N. Jarvis, the chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Native American Child Health, on cuts to the Indian Health Service budget: In your March 21 editorial...

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