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Q&A with Blaine Favel,   University of Saskatchewan chancellor Q&A with Blaine Favel, University of Saskatchewan chancellor
Blaine Favel. Photo Courtesy University of Saskatchewan. The Globe and Mail interviews Blaine Favel, a former chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation, about his new role as the chancellor...
Non-Indians concerned about Miccosukee  Tribe's   checkpoint Non-Indians concerned about Miccosukee Tribe's checkpoint
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida continues to stop non-Indians who enter a road on the reservation. The checkpoint started in 2004 in an attempt to keep unauthorized visitors from a...
BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation  purchases this year BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation purchases this year
The Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to start the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement by the end of the year, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn...
Review: Books revisit dark chapter of US history with Apaches Review: Books revisit dark chapter of US history with Apaches
Fergus W. Bordewich reviews two books about Apache leaders Cochise and Geronimo for The Wall Street Journal: In essential ways, both Indians and white Americans see their common past as...
Daniel Wilson: Insincere apology for residential school abuses Daniel Wilson: Insincere apology for residential school abuses
Daniel Wilson on Canada's apology for Native survivors of residential school abuse: It hurts people to think so -- and I truly regret if it hurts anyone for me to...
Supreme Court   hears water suit that affects Oklahoma tribes Supreme Court hears water suit that affects Oklahoma tribes
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, a state agency, doesn't want to sell water to...
Letter: Adoption lawyers     circumvent Indian Child Welfare Act Letter: Adoption lawyers circumvent Indian Child Welfare Act
Attorney for Dusten Brown, a member of the Cherokee Nation whose parental rights are at issue in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that was...
Editorial: Consider arming of officers in  Alaska Native villages Editorial: Consider arming of officers in Alaska Native villages
Newspaper says arming of village public safety officers in Alaska should be examined closely: Lawmakers and the administration are right to consider whether village public safety officers should be armed....
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes trapped in water war Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes trapped in water war
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes gave up millions of gallons of water as part of an agreement with the state of Montana but opposition from non-Indians scuttled the deal....
Chippewa Cree Tribe under scrutiny for $361M pipeline project Chippewa Cree Tribe under scrutiny for $361M pipeline project
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is being investigated by the Office of Inspector General at the Interior Department, the Associated Press reported. The tribe received $361 million in federal...
Cole DeLaune: New members of Congress ignore Indian needs Cole DeLaune: New members of Congress ignore Indian needs
Cole R. DeLaune takes on three new member of Congress -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma): To paraphrase one of the...
Walt Lamar: Indian Country can't ignore the rise of the  bitcoin Walt Lamar: Indian Country can't ignore the rise of the bitcoin
Walt Lamar discusses the rise of the bitcoin: The virtual currency, bitcoin, recently gained attention as its trading value topped $140 US per coin on April 2. Most of the...
Steven Newcomb: 'Plenary power' exploits free Indian  nations Steven Newcomb: 'Plenary power' exploits free Indian nations
Steven Newcomb on the fallacy of plenary power in federal Indian law: In 1787, in Philadelphia, some 55 free, propertied, and aristocratic men who were representing the self-declared free and...
House  Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee   hearing House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing this Friday on H.R.1548, the Native American Energy Act. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the...
Witness List:  Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on Wednesday to discuss the fiscal year 2014 budget request for tribal programs. The committee will hear from federal officials and...
Tribal organizations meet for budget  briefing in Senate building Tribal organizations meet for budget briefing in Senate building
Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...
Mark Trahant: Termination and austerity  born of same ideology Mark Trahant: Termination and austerity born of same ideology
If you look at the failed history of termination -- the idea of ending the federal-treaty relationship with tribal governments -- there were two distinct motives. Some believed it was...
Tim Giago: Remembering Al Neuharth,    South Dakota newsman Tim Giago: Remembering Al Neuharth, South Dakota newsman
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji © Unity South Dakota A man dressed in black and silver approached me at a newspaper convention in San Francisco 30...
Native Sun News:  Frank Waln, hip-hop artist,  ready for anything Native Sun News: Frank Waln, hip-hop artist, ready for anything
A music video/biography film about 23-year-old Frank Waln's growing up on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation has been nominated for a Native American Music Award.

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