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Jay Daniels: BIA furloughs another bad step in mismanagement Jay Daniels: BIA furloughs another bad step in mismanagement
Jay Daniels says furloughs aren't the way to go at the Bureau of Indian Affairs: BIA is proposing to furlough employees for one day each pay period through the remainder...
Jessie James-Hawley: Montana county encourages Indian vote Jessie James-Hawley: Montana county encourages Indian vote
Jessie James-Hawley, a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community, on voting rights in Montana: As an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Gros Ventre Tribe, as well as the...
Column: Indian teen changed many  lives at housing complex Column: Indian teen changed many lives at housing complex
Columnist Jon Tevin on the short life of Trinidad Flores: Shortly before 9 a.m. on April 12, Cassandra Flores got the call she’d been waiting for: The University of Minnesota...
Tribes in Washington   join  coalition to fight   coal  export project Tribes in Washington join coalition to fight coal export project
Tribes in Washington are joining a coalition to fight a coal export project. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Tulalip Tribes and the Lummi Nation are part of the Leadership...
Petition  urges Congress to amend   the Indian Child Welfare Act Petition urges Congress to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act
A petition with 23,000 signatures calls on Congress to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act. The law is making headlines due to Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an ICWA case...
Moapa  Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy Moapa Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada held a 16-mile walk on Saturday to promote clean energy. The "Coal to Clean Energy" began at the NV Energy coal-fired power...
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Interior Department in DC First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Interior Department in DC
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to employees at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., this morning. Obama last visited DOI shortly after President Barack Obama took office in 2009. She...
Opinion:  Activist devoted life to   Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Opinion: Activist devoted life to Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Patrick B. McGuigan on the activism of Archie Doyle Hoffman Sr., a late member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma: Archie Hoffman’s dreams for Oklahoma’s Cheyenne & Arapaho...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  won't go after grizzly Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won't go after grizzly
The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't shoot a grizzly bear that attacked a man last week. The bear attacked a student from Salish Kootenai College on Friday morning....
Opinion: Uranium mining  isn't a good option for   Navajo Nation Opinion: Uranium mining isn't a good option for Navajo Nation
Eric Jantz of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center on opposition to uranium mining on the Navajo Nation: A recent post on the High Country News website advocates the position...
Indian youth program suspended with   sequestration of budget Indian youth program suspended with sequestration of budget
The Northwest Montana Native Youth Conservation Corps has been suspended due to the sequestration of the federal budget. The program has put about 50 Native youth to work in environmental...
Petition to remove Spirit Lake Nation chairman gathers steam Petition to remove Spirit Lake Nation chairman gathers steam
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota continue to gather signatures on a petition to oust Roger Yankton as chairman. Petition organizers say they have collected enough signatures...
Group claims petition resolves Chukchansi  leadership dispute Group claims petition resolves Chukchansi leadership dispute
A faction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California says tribal members have resolved a leadership dispute through a petition. The petition asked tribal members to affirm...
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to announce plans for retirement Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to announce plans for retirement
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, won' t be seeking re-election in 2014, The Hill reports. Baucus has been an ally to tribes on...
Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes Sen. Begich supports land-into-trust decision for Alaska tribes
Alaska tribes should be treated equally in the land-into-trust process, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said in a press release. In a March 31 decision, Judge Rudolph Contreras said Alaska tribes...
No payback for Alaska despite votes against Obama's gun bill No payback for Alaska despite votes against Obama's gun bill
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) voted against expanded background checks for gun sales but President Barack Obama won't be retaliating against them, The New York Times...
EPA objects to   environmental review for   Keystone XL Pipeline EPA objects to environmental review for Keystone XL Pipeline
The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the environmental impact statement for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline as "insufficient" due to lack of information about climate change, pipeline safety and alternate...
USDA to inspect  potential     New Mexico horse slaughtering plant USDA to inspect potential New Mexico horse slaughtering plant
The Department of Agriculture is moving towards issuing a permit for the first new horse slaughtering facility since 2007. USDA inspectors will be at the Valley Meat Co. in southern...
Native Sun News: Supreme Court takes up  Baby Veronica  case Native Sun News: Supreme Court takes up Baby Veronica case
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court will hear the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Veronica which has been at the center of an Indian Child Welfare Act debate since 2009.
Senate   weighs bill to impose sales tax on Internet businesses Senate weighs bill to impose sales tax on Internet businesses
The Senate voted 74-20 on Monday to consider S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill requires businesses to collect local and state sales taxes for purchases made on the Internet....

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