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Indian students push for honor  song at  graduation ceremony Indian students push for honor song at graduation ceremony
Indian students and their parents are pushing for the Chamberlain School District to allow an honor song to be performed at graduation ceremonies next month. Indian students, many from the...
Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival
A Tribe Called Red from Canada and Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo and are among the Native performers who are in the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and...
Three from Kewa Pueblo sentenced in connection with murder Three from Kewa Pueblo sentenced in connection with murder
Three young men from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico were sentenced in connection with a homicide on the reservation. Adrian Chavez, 24, pleaded guilty to second degree murder for killing...
Residential school survivors   host   reunion in British Columbia Residential school survivors host reunion in British Columbia
Survivors of a residential school in British Columbia are hosting a month-long series of events. The survivors of the St. Joseph's residential school will meet for a reunion and dedicate...
Ruth Hopkins: North Dakota voter   law threatens Native rights Ruth Hopkins: North Dakota voter law threatens Native rights
Ruth Hopkins on a voter identification law in North Dakota: Voter ID laws are controversial because many believe they disenfranchise legitimate elderly, student, and minority voters. Discouraging even a small...
SDPR: Trail of Hope for Indian Housing returns to reservation SDPR: Trail of Hope for Indian Housing returns to reservation
South Dakota Public Radio reports on the Trail of Hope for Indian Housing: Security concerns created by the Boston Marathon bombing and the contaminated letter issue in Washington, D.C. didn’t...
House subcommittee to take up Indian energy bill at hearing House subcommittee to take up Indian energy bill at hearing
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow on H.R.1548, the Native American Energy Act. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the subcommittee, introduced...
Law professor picks  1884 Indian law case  as most important Law professor picks 1884 Indian law case as most important
The Atlantic posed this Big Question: "What's the most important Supreme Court case no one's ever heard of?" A law professor named Elk v. Wilkins, an 1884 decision that considered...
NAMA's Hall of Fame to induct the late activist Russell Means NAMA's Hall of Fame to induct the late activist Russell Means
The Native American Music Awards will induct the late activist Russell Means into its Hall of Fame. Means, who passed away last year at the age of 72, was a...
State board delays vote on rescinding    Lac du Flambeau  grant State board delays vote on rescinding Lac du Flambeau grant
The Wisconsin Building Commission delayed a vote on rescinding a $250,000 grant for the Lac du Flambeau Tribe. The tribe received the money for a cultural center. But a...
Miranda Belarde-Lewis: Auction  a dark day for Pueblo people Miranda Belarde-Lewis: Auction a dark day for Pueblo people
Miranda Belarde-Lewis on a controversial auction in France where tribal items were sold: Last Friday started like any other busy day. Get the kid to school, gear up for the...
Navajo Nation   translates first 'Star Wars' film  in  Dine language Navajo Nation translates first 'Star Wars' film in Dine language
The Navajo Nation has translated the first film of the Star Wars saga into the Dine language. The Navajo Nation Museum and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department secured...
Water agency  in California files suit over new BIA leasing rule Water agency in California files suit over new BIA leasing rule
The Desert Water Agency in California is suing the Obama administration over a new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that bars state and local taxation of non-tribal entities on leased...
Michigan Radio: Anniversary of Chief Pontiac's  council in 1763 Michigan Radio: Anniversary of Chief Pontiac's council in 1763
Michigan Radio talks to Ben Hinmon, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan who is the great-great-great-great grandson of Chief Pontiac: This week marks an important event in...
Editorial: Government must support tribal court jury systems Editorial: Government must support tribal court jury systems
Newspaper calls on federal government to put "muscle" behind tribal jury summons in light of tribal jurisdiction provisions in S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: For non-Native...
Nakia Zavalla: Schimmel  sisters motivate tribal communities Nakia Zavalla: Schimmel sisters motivate tribal communities
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, on the success of basketball stars Shoni Schimmel and Jude Schimmel: In case you missed...
Law Article: VAWA update includes tribal jurisdiction provision Law Article: VAWA update includes tribal jurisdiction provision
Sarah M. Barrios on S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Early last month, Congress renewed and extended federal legislation known as the “Violence Against Women Act” or...
Rival faction of Chukchansi  Tribe disputes outcome of petition Rival faction of Chukchansi Tribe disputes outcome of petition
A leader of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California is disputing a petition that was circulated by a rival faction. The petition asked tribal members to affirm...
Charles Kader: Taxation decision affects all of Indian Country Charles Kader: Taxation decision affects all of Indian Country
Charles Kader on a recent decision affecting taxation of tribal tobacco: The recent legal decision in the case of King Mountain Tobacco versus the State of Washington has become quite...
Steven Newcomb: Colonialism is cornerstone of   Indian policy Steven Newcomb: Colonialism is cornerstone of Indian policy
Steven Newcomb on colonialism embedded in federal Indian policy: Indian nations have been dealing politically with the imperial momentum of the United States ever since the 13 British colonies along...
Native Sun News: Deadline approaches on    Wounded Knee sale Native Sun News: Deadline approaches on Wounded Knee sale
Very seldom does a story about Indian country garner international attention, especially one that broke in an Indian newspaper.

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