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Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's    budget hearing Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's budget hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for tribal programs. The committee first heard from Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn,...
Richie Havens, singer who claimed Blackfeet heritage, passes Richie Havens, singer who claimed Blackfeet heritage, passes
Richie Havens, one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, died on Monday. He was 72. Havens was born in Brooklyn in 1941. He claimed Blackfeet ancestry...
Blackfeet Nation sues local energy cooperative in tribal court Blackfeet Nation sues local energy cooperative in tribal court
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is suing the local electric cooperative in tribal court. The tribe served the Glacier Electric Cooperative with a temporary restraining order last week. The order...
Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS Obama nominates Yvette Roubideaux for second term at IHS
President Barack Obama has nominated Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, joined the Obama administration...
Editorial: Sen.  Baucus of Montana showed true staying power Editorial: Sen. Baucus of Montana showed true staying power
The Great Falls Tribune reflects on the career of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who will be retiring after 40 years in the Senate:...
KYUK: Alaska Natives  stage   rally  to support subsistence rights KYUK: Alaska Natives stage rally to support subsistence rights
KYUK Public Radio reports on a subsistence rally in Bethel, Alaska: A group of about 40 people held a rally in Bethel April 22 for subsistence rights. They gathered in...
Native Sun News: Justices  challenge Indian Child Welfare Act Native Sun News: Justices challenge Indian Child Welfare Act
Some have said that King Solomon would have had an easier job figuring out the “preferred placement” of Baby Veronica than do the judges in the United States Supreme Court.
Aura Bogado: Tribal sovereignty goes  on trial in ICWA dispute Aura Bogado: Tribal sovereignty goes on trial in ICWA dispute
Aura Bogado discusses Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an ICWA case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week: News outlets ranging from CNN to local newspapers have...
Book Review: Origin of Apache wars in 'The Wrath of Cochise' Book Review: Origin of Apache wars in 'The Wrath of Cochise'
A review of The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars: Second Lt. George Bascom was “a fine looking fellow” and a gentleman, a...
Nottawaseppi Huron chairman wins national honor at NAFOA Nottawaseppi Huron chairman wins national honor at NAFOA
Homer A. Mandoka, center, receives Tribal Leader of the Year from the Native American Finance Officers Association. Homer A. Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi...
Project collects oral histories from boarding school students Project collects oral histories from boarding school students
The Native American Boarding School Visual History Project is collecting oral histories from boarding school students. Phase 1 will focus on boarding school survivors in southern California. Phase 2 will...
Lee Tiger, Miccosukee, back into music   after losing his brother Lee Tiger, Miccosukee, back into music after losing his brother
Lee Tiger, a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, is back in the music business with the release of "New Era." Tiger stepped away from music after losing his...
Minnesota education bill provides $150K   to Leech Lake college Minnesota education bill provides $150K to Leech Lake college
The Minnesota Senate passed the Higher Education Omnibus Bill, which includes $150,000 for the Leech Lake Tribal College. The money will be used to attract more students to the college....
Mescalero Apache Tribe  to participate in annual mescal roast Mescalero Apache Tribe to participate in annual mescal roast
The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico will participate in the annual Mescal Roast, which has been moved to a new location this year. The tribe will conduct ceremonial prayers...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes set to manage dam Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes set to manage dam
The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of Montana are moving closer to a deal to own and operate the Kerr Dam. The tribe has been negotiating for decades. The only hurdle...
Lac du Flambeau Band  faces loss of $250K grant in Wisconsin Lac du Flambeau Band faces loss of $250K grant in Wisconsin
The Lac du Flambeau Tribe could lose a $250,000 grant from the state of Wisconsin as part of a dispute over fishing. The tribe received the money for a cultural...
Book Review: 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians' Book Review: 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians'
Levi Rickert reviews Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Ojibwe author Anton Treuer: I once was asked by a high school English teacher...
Truthout: Lakota grandmothers complete 13-city 'Truth Tour' Truthout: Lakota grandmothers complete 13-city 'Truth Tour'
Victoria Law reports on the Lakota Elders Truth Tour: On Tuesday, April 9, Lakota elders, activists and nonindigenous supporters marched through the streets of Manhattan to the United Nations, where...
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe restores fish that was once extinct Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe restores fish that was once extinct
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada has restored runs of the Lahontan cutthroat trout, an ancient fish that was once declared to be extinct. The trout went missing in...
New judge takes on  genocide trial of ex-dictator in Guatemala New judge takes on genocide trial of ex-dictator in Guatemala
A new judge has been assigned to the genocide trial of Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, a move that could send the case back to...

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