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Lawyer contradicts testimony from former Miccosukee clients Lawyer contradicts testimony from former Miccosukee clients
A prominent Florida attorney contradicted testimony given by two members of Miccosukee Tribe regarding the source of their payments to his firm. Jimmie Bert and his daughter, Tammy Gwen Billie,...
Quinault Nation closes lake over  concerns  about  water quality Quinault Nation closes lake over concerns about water quality
The Quinault Nation of Washington has closed Lake Quinault to non-tribal fishermen until further notice. The tribe is concerned about water quality in the lake. Pollution from septic waste has...
Navajo Nation attorney general challenges bill to remove him Navajo Nation attorney general challenges bill to remove him
Navajo Nation Attorney General Harrison Tsosie is denouncing a measure in the Navajo Nation Council that would remove him from his position. Tsosie was nominated by President Ben Shelly and...
Opinion: Lawmakers intrude  into business of sovereign nation Opinion: Lawmakers intrude into business of sovereign nation
Musings on a new oil tax agreement for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota: Another example of that surfaced in a Senate Appropriations committee hearing last week...
Jill Biden to deliver commencement address at tribal college Jill Biden to deliver commencement address at tribal college
Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will deliver the commencement address at Navajo Technical College next month. Biden will address the 33rd graduating class on Friday,...
SDPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe raises awareness for Indian housing SDPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe raises awareness for Indian housing
South Dakota Public Radio reports on the Trail of Hope for Indian Housing: The sun is just starting to rise above the horizon as I make my way toward the...
George Paul Horse Capture, former NMAI official, passes away George Paul Horse Capture, former NMAI official, passes away
George Paul Horse Capture Sr. (1937-2013) GREAT FALLS, MONTANA -- The Creator has called George Paul Horse Capture Sr., “Nay Gyagya Nee” (Spotted Otter), 75, to the Big Sands...
Opinion: Anti-Indian Christians engage in domestic terrorism Opinion: Anti-Indian Christians engage in domestic terrorism
Jay Taber of the Intercontinental Cry says anti-Indian organizations like the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance pose a threat to the public: Something to keep in mind with exposing the CERA...
Letter: State mistreats  fishermen from Passamaquoddy   Tribe Letter: State mistreats fishermen from Passamaquoddy Tribe
Letter writer says state of Maine should work with Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point to resolve fishing dispute: I have the greatest of respect for all fishermen who struggle to...
Tribes in Oklahoma    on united front over   tobacco compact talks Tribes in Oklahoma on united front over tobacco compact talks
More than two dozen tribes are standing united as they negotiate new tobacco compacts with the state of Oklahoma. The United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas (UINOKT), which...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for water suit Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for water suit
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are preparing for litigation in order to assert their water rights. After more than three decades of work, the tribe negotiated a compact that...
Rival chairman of Spirit Lake Nation  won't try to take over job Rival chairman of Spirit Lake Nation won't try to take over job
Roger Yankton Sr., will continue to serve as chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota. Tribal members voted to remove Yankton from office at a general council meeting...
Supreme Court decision in ICWA case expected by end of June Supreme Court decision in ICWA case expected by end of June
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case, by the end of its term in June....
Interview with Keith Harper on Elouise Cobell's trust fund fight Interview with Keith Harper on Elouise Cobell's trust fund fight
Montana Public Radio interviews Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation who worked on the Cobell trust fund lawsuit since 1996. Get the Story: Elouise Cobell’s legacy: self-empowerment (Montana...
Trail of Hope for Indian Housing  finishes journey to US Capitol Trail of Hope for Indian Housing finishes journey to US Capitol
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on their way to Washington, D.C., with the housing unit. Photo from Facebook. The Trail of Hope for Indian Housing has arrived in...
Winnebago Tribe turning to technology to keep language alive Winnebago Tribe turning to technology to keep language alive
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is turning to technology to keep its language alive for future generations. Lewis “Bleu” St. Cyr is a media specialist for the tribe's Ho-Chunk Renaissance...
Social worker pleads guilty over death of Eastern Cherokee girl Social worker pleads guilty over death of Eastern Cherokee girl
A social worker in North Carolina pleaded guilty in connection with the death of a young member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Candice Lassiter, 30, pleaded guilty to...
Indian activists in Brazil launch protest against lands decision Indian activists in Brazil launch protest against lands decision
About 700 Indian activists are occupying the lower house of Brazilian Congress in a protest over a lands decision, the Associated Press reports. The activists are opposing a constitutional amendment...
Native Sun News: Lakota Voice Project takes on youth suicide Native Sun News: Lakota Voice Project takes on youth suicide
The Lakota Voice project is continuing its efforts to stem the epidemic of youth suicide in Indian country. The project that has used abstract means in the past to fight youth suicide is now expanding and employing the talents of the widely acclaimed graffiti artist “Focus” to further promote their message of hope.
Jackie Pata: Baby Veronica and Native American family values Jackie Pata: Baby Veronica and Native American family values
Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians on how the media continues to get the story wrong on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act...
Opinion: Media focuses on   negatives of Wind River Reservation Opinion: Media focuses on negatives of Wind River Reservation
Lisa Jones on the media's focus on the negatives in Indian Country: Recently, in a photo essay entitled, “Here's what life is like on the notorious Wind River Indian Reservation,”...

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