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Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands
The Mescalero Apache Nation is looking to reacquire a portion of its ancestral territory in southern New Mexico. President Frederick Chino said the land at issue was reserved for the...
Outspoken chairwoman of Ute  Tribe ousted in council election Outspoken chairwoman of Ute Tribe ousted in council election
Irene Cuch, the outspoken chairwoman of the Ute Tribe of Utah, lost her bid for re-election on Wednesday. Cuch was unseated by Bruce Ignacio in the council seat representing the...
Stephanie Woodard: Native vote plays role in control of Senate Stephanie Woodard: Native vote plays role in control of Senate
Stephanie Woodard reports on the power of the Native vote in Montana in light of the retirement of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana): The decision of U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana)...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe questions agenda for ICWA summit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe questions agenda for ICWA summit
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is questioning the agenda for a long-awaited Indian Child Welfare Act summit in South Dakota. After a lengthy delay, the Bureau of Indian Affairs scheduled...
California commission backs tribes in dispute over sacred site California commission backs tribes in dispute over sacred site
The California Native American Heritage Commission is siding with tribes in a dispute over a wind energy project. The commission designated the location of the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility as...
Indian law students  in Montana hand out  Elouise Cobell Award Indian law students in Montana hand out Elouise Cobell Award
The Native American Law Students Association at the University of Montana handed out the first Elouise Cobell Award, Char-Koosta News reports. The award went to Terry Payne of the Payne...
MinnPost: Plaque at state capitol in honor of Indian veterans MinnPost: Plaque at state capitol in honor of Indian veterans
MinnPost reports on the signing of a bill to honor Indian veterans: American Indian veterans will be honored with a memorial plaque to be placed on the state Capitol grounds....
9th Circuit rules for Hualapai Tribe in Skywalk business dispute 9th Circuit rules for Hualapai Tribe in Skywalk business dispute
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona in a closely-watched business dispute. The tribe owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction...
Bill reimburses Fort Lewis College   for  Indian   student's   tuition Bill reimburses Fort Lewis College for Indian student's tuition
A bill in the 113th Congress helps Fort Lewis College in Colorado pay for the tuition of Indian students. Any American Indian or Alaska Native student can attend the college...
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on Indian energy bill Audio from House subcommittee hearing on Indian energy bill
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on H.R.1548, the Native American Energy Act. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the subcommittee,...
Lateline: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs fate of Wounded Knee site Lateline: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs fate of Wounded Knee site
Image from Lateline report on the sale of Wounded Knee. © Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Lateline, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation program, reports on the controversial sale of the Wounded Knee...
Court revives Hopi Tribe's suit over wastewater  at sacred site Court revives Hopi Tribe's suit over wastewater at sacred site
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will be able to pursue a lawsuit over the use of wastewater at the sacred San Francisco Peaks. The tribe sued the city of Flagstaff...
Brandon Ecoffey: Native Sun News is a forum for Native writers Brandon Ecoffey: Native Sun News is a forum for Native writers
Throughout history Native people have been forced to endure the misappropriation of essentially every aspect of our culture and life by mainstream America.
Patricia Michaels comes very close to winning   Project Runway Patricia Michaels comes very close to winning Project Runway
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo almost won it all on the season finale of Project Runway on Thursday night.
Most of Indian farmer discrimination settlement goes  unspent Most of Indian farmer discrimination settlement goes unspent
Less than half of the $760 million Keepseagle settlement has been distributed to Indian farmers and ranchers, The New York Times reports. The Obama administration reached the settlement to resolve...
Native Sun News: Addressing the crisis in the Lakota language Native Sun News: Addressing the crisis in the Lakota language
With only 2 to 5 percent of children currently speaking Lakota, Thomas Short Bull, president of the Oglala Lakota College, said the time has come to raise the alarm.

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