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Editorial: Tread carefully on    Indian Arts and Crafts Act changes Editorial: Tread carefully on Indian Arts and Crafts Act changes
Newspaper urges caution on H.R.1066, a bill to amend the Indian Arts and Crafts Act: Congress should think twice before amending the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to water down...
DOJ seeks input from tribes about Violence Against Women Act DOJ seeks input from tribes about Violence Against Women Act
The Department of Justice will hold two consultation sessions next month to discuss the tribal jurisdiction provisions of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The law recognizes...
Johnny Depp portrays Tonto   as 'proud warrior' on silver screen Johnny Depp portrays Tonto as 'proud warrior' on silver screen
A poster for The Lone Ranger. Actor Johnny Depp says he wanted to put new spin on the role of Tonto in the film version of The Lone Ranger. Depp,...
Navajo Nation Council weighs controversial lease for coal plant Navajo Nation Council weighs controversial lease for coal plant
The Navajo Nation Council began debate a controversial lease extension for a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona portion of the reservation. The lease for the Navajo Generating Station is...
BPA seeks public comment on   Umatilla Tribes salmon hatchery BPA seeks public comment on Umatilla Tribes salmon hatchery
The Bonneville Power Administration held two public hearing this week on a salmon hatchery for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The hatchery would be located on the...
Comanche Nation challenges tax bill at governmental building Comanche Nation challenges tax bill at governmental building
The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is protesting a property tax bill on one of its governmental buildings. The tribe owns several properties in Comanche County that aren't in trust. The...
Spirit Lake Nation voters  oust  incumbent vice chair  in primary Spirit Lake Nation voters oust incumbent vice chair in primary
Voters of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota ousted vice chairman Duane Jackson in a primary on Tuesday, The Grand Forks Herald reports. Jackson was not one of the...
St. Croix Chippewa  Tribe launches first line of tobacco products St. Croix Chippewa Tribe launches first line of tobacco products
The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe of Wisconsin launched a new line of tobacco products. The tribe says St. Croix RAW is unique because the cigarettes are rolled every day. That...
Oglala Sioux Tribe  explores opening of horse slaughtering plant Oglala Sioux Tribe explores opening of horse slaughtering plant
The Oglala Sioux Tribe might open a horse slaughtering plant in South Dakota, The Bennett County Booster reports. The tribe has discussed the idea with state officials, a council member...
Judge fines attorneys  $50K for handling of Miccosukee  clients Judge fines attorneys $50K for handling of Miccosukee clients
A judge in Florida fined two prominent lawyers $50,000 for their handling of a wrongful death case involving two members of the Miccosukee Tribe. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ronald Dresnick originally...
House due to consider   Pascua Yaqui Tribe's land-into-trust bill House due to consider Pascua Yaqui Tribe's land-into-trust bill
The House is due to consider H.R.507, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, today. The bill places 20 acres in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. The...
First Nation declares state of emergency over rash of suicides First Nation declares state of emergency over rash of suicides
The Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario has declared a state of emergency after seeing two suicides within the last two weeks. Over the past year alone, seven people have committed...
Arizona bill returns sales tax revenue on reservations to tribes Arizona bill returns sales tax revenue on reservations to tribes
Lawmakers in Arizona are considering a bill that would return a portion of sale taxes generated on reservations to tribal governments. Senate Bill 1283 sets aside 25 percent of reservation...
Oregon Senate passes bill to create    Indian mascot exception Oregon Senate passes bill to create Indian mascot exception
The Oregon Senate passed a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots as long as a tribe supports it. Last year, the Oregon Board of Education voted...
Albert Smith, Navajo Code Talker from New Mexico, passes on Albert Smith, Navajo Code Talker from New Mexico, passes on
The late Albert Smith. Photo from Our Navajo Code Talker. Albert Smith, a Navajo Code Talker from New Mexico, died on Wednesday. He was 88. Smith lied about his...
Kevin Washburn to host conference call on Cobell scholarships Kevin Washburn to host conference call on Cobell scholarships
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is holding a conference call on Monday to discuss the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4...
ICT interview with art expert about sale of tribal cultural items ICT interview with art expert about sale of tribal cultural items
Indian Country Today interviews Christopher Marinello, the executive director and general counsel at Art Loss Register London, about a controversial auction in France where tribal items were sold: What is...
KGOU: Interview with Mary Jo Watson about Indian art degree KGOU: Interview with Mary Jo Watson about Indian art degree
KOGU interviews Mary Jo Watson about the Native American Art and Art History degree program at the University of Oklahoma: WATSON: If you can imagine, for almost a century people...
Supreme Court requires warrants for blood tests in DUI cases Supreme Court requires warrants for blood tests in DUI cases
Police officers must obtain a warrant to draw blood from a person suspected of drunken driving, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. Writing for the majority, Justice Sonia Sotomayor...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter going back into the cage Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter going back into the cage
In the reservation town of Pine Ridge, SD, a once unstoppable force has sat idly for over a year waiting for another chance to show the world the pride and power of Native America MMA. On June 1, Oglala Lakota tribal member David “Bull Dawg” Michaud will be idle no more.

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