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Navajo Nation Council weighs bill to impose   tax on junk food Navajo Nation Council weighs bill to impose tax on junk food
The Navajo Nation Council is considering a bill that would impose a 2 percent sales tax on junk food sold on the Navajo Nation. Delegate Jonathan Nez is co-sponsoring the...
Miami Nation contributes $50K to  pay for school safety officer Miami Nation contributes $50K to pay for school safety officer
The Miami Nation of Oklahoma is contributing $50,000 to pay for a school safety officer in the Miami public school district. The donation will help pay for a full-time officer....
Energy industry supports new tax deal for North Dakota tribe Energy industry supports new tax deal for North Dakota tribe
Representatives of the energy industry support a new tax agreement for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. The tribe wants to receive an equal share of revenues...
Oneida Nation close to pulling plug on contested   energy plant Oneida Nation close to pulling plug on contested energy plant
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin might pull the plug on a waste recycling plant that has generated controversy on and off the reservation. The Oneida Seven Generations Corp., a tribal...
Native Sun News: Longtime BIA superintendent to retire in May Native Sun News: Longtime BIA superintendent to retire in May
Robert Ecoffey an Oglala Lakota and the longtime superintendent of the Pine Ridge agency has formally announced his retirement from government service.
Native Sun News: Seeking justice for Lower Brule Sioux toddler Native Sun News: Seeking justice for Lower Brule Sioux toddler
Mason Nasser, a 4-year-old member of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe, was allegedly murdered in his home in Gann Valley, SD. The family of Mason refuse to let his death be in vain.
Law Article: Tribal sovereign immunity and dispute resolution Law Article: Tribal sovereign immunity and dispute resolution
Attorney discusses tribal sovereign immunity and dispute resolution issues: Indian tribes enjoy sovereign immunity from civil suits arising from contractual relationships, even if the contracts are made, paid, or performed...
ICT interview with Cherokee Nation attorney on ICWA dispute ICT interview with Cherokee Nation attorney on ICWA dispute
Indian Country Today interviews Cherokee Nation assistant attorney general Chrissi Nimmo about Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that will be heard by the U.S....
Law Article: Judge resurrects Duwamish Tribe's recognition bid Law Article: Judge resurrects Duwamish Tribe's recognition bid
Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey comments on a federal judge's decision favoring the Duwamish Tribe of Washington: A federal judge has just given new life to the efforts of the descendants...
Letter: Failure of tribal water compact leaves state in bad place Letter: Failure of tribal water compact leaves state in bad place
Letter writer supports a water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana: The 18th and final compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes is on...
Radio DJ apologizes for stirring controversy about Lumbee Tribe Radio DJ apologizes for stirring controversy about Lumbee Tribe
A popular radio disc jockey in North Carolina apologized for stirring controversy about the Lumbee Tribe. DJ Jane Dough aired a call on Foxy 99 that questioned the legitimacy of...
North Dakota tribes   to meet  with  Rep. Cramer after VAWA flap North Dakota tribes to meet with Rep. Cramer after VAWA flap
Tribes in North Dakota are planning a meeting with Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), who came under fire for comments he made about S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe ready to launch own wine label Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe ready to launch own wine label
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, shares update on tribe's winery in California: The Camp 4 wine-making enterprise has been an exciting project...
Oglala Sioux Tribe working to assist residents after major storm Oglala Sioux Tribe working to assist residents after major storm
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is starting to dig out from a major storm that has crippled parts of South Dakota. The tribe's first priority is helping members...
Opinion: Violence Against Women Act brings hope on tribal land Opinion: Violence Against Women Act brings hope on tribal land
Tim Purdon, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, and Janelle Moos, the executive director of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services, discuss tribal provisions in S.47, the Violence...
Oklahoma governor won't agree to    tobacco compact extension Oklahoma governor won't agree to tobacco compact extension
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) won't agree to extend tribal tobacco compacts that are expiring in June. Fallin rejected a request by 23 tribes to extend the compacts until 2017....
Obama's budget transfers Indian Arts and Crafts Board to BIA Obama's budget transfers Indian Arts and Crafts Board to BIA
The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't be seeing much of an increase under the fiscal year 2014 budget that President Barack Obama released on Wednesday but the agency will be...
Opinion: Progress on sacred sites and tribal initiatives at ACHP Opinion: Progress on sacred sites and tribal initiatives at ACHP
Milford Wayne Donaldson on tribal initiatives at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: At its recent winter business meeting on March 1, the ACHP became the first federal agency to...
Editorial: Hopi Tribe deserves explanation on  cultural  property Editorial: Hopi Tribe deserves explanation on cultural property
Newspaper calls on auction house to explain how it acquired items claimed by the Hopi Tribe of Arizona: In an ideal world, the provenance of every piece of art and...
Judge promises decision over auction of tribal items in France Judge promises decision over auction of tribal items in France
A judge in France held a hearing today to discuss a controversial auction where Hopi cultural items are due to be sold. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona says the items...

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