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Letter: Indian Child Welfare Act designed to protect families Letter: Indian Child Welfare Act designed to protect families
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...
Opinion: Reservation system fosters a culture of corruption  Opinion: Reservation system fosters a culture of corruption
Citing corruption on reservations, writer calls for dismantling of Bureau of Indian Affairs: Many Indians have a deep and spiritual attachment to the lands that white America stole from them,...
Opinion: Justice Scalia doesn't understand Voting Rights Act Opinion: Justice Scalia doesn't understand Voting Rights Act
History professor takes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to task for comments made during oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case: In the debate...
BBC: Landowner ready to move on sale of Wounded Knee   site BBC: Landowner ready to move on sale of Wounded Knee site
BBC News Magazine reports on the controversial sale of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre site: Part of the historical site at Wounded Knee is up for sale. Should it be...
American Public Media: 'Beware'   tribal payday loan industry American Public Media: 'Beware' tribal payday loan industry
American Public Media's Marketplace on the tribal payday loan industry: High interest payday loans are seen by critics as a fast track to endless cycles of debt for borrowers. Are...
Spirit Lake Nation man sentenced    for urinating  on BIA officer Spirit Lake Nation man sentenced for urinating on BIA officer
A man from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for urinating on a Bureau of Indian Affairs corrections officer. Gavin Leesen...
Bill introduced to extend federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe Bill introduced to extend federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe
Two members of Congress introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. During the height of the termination era in the 1950s, Congress passed...
Hualapai Tribe   set to break ground for   paved road to Skywalk Hualapai Tribe set to break ground for paved road to Skywalk
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is breaking ground today on a $25 million road project that will benefit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, its popular tourist attraction. The final ride to...
President Obama   to nominate new Transportation Secretary President Obama to nominate new Transportation Secretary
President Barack Obama will nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as the next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, according to news reports. DOT plays a...
Faction calls on BIA to intervene in Chukchansi Tribe dispute Faction calls on BIA to intervene in Chukchansi Tribe dispute
One faction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to intervene in a tribal leadership dispute. Reggie Lewis claims he is...
Stockbridge-Munsee Community recalls president from office Stockbridge-Munsee Community recalls president from office
Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin voted to recall President Robert Chicks from office. The vote to recall Chicks was 224 to 128, according to a copy of the...
Column: Oglala Sioux boy with heart problem wants to dance Column: Oglala Sioux boy with heart problem wants to dance
A young patient from the Oglala Sioux Tribe gets to see a cardiologist: She sits silently as the doctor from faraway Omaha takes her grandson's pulse, orders X-rays and blood...
Mark Trahant: Congress acts quickly  to fix the wrong problem Mark Trahant: Congress acts quickly to fix the wrong problem
Last week was a perfect illustration of the broken structure that is the United States government. Congress cannot pass a budget. It can barely pass a law to pay bills...
Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near Pine Ridge Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near Pine Ridge
With an April 22 deadline for people to intervene in Powertech (USA), Inc.’s permit application for a tribally-contested uranium mine 50 miles west of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a state agency recommended licensing approval – as long as the company complies with a list of some 75 conditions.
Tim Giago: Indigenous Holocaust museum at Wounded Knee Tim Giago: Indigenous Holocaust museum at Wounded Knee
Since 1492 the history of the Western Hemisphere has been marked by one of the greatest holocausts in the history of the world.
Charles Trimble: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee saga Charles Trimble: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee saga
As the May 1st deadline approaches for the auctioning of the Wounded Knee land by owner James Czywczynski, I hope any source that may offer to buy the land for...
Johnny Rustywire: Dancing with   bears and Old Man Toponotes Johnny Rustywire: Dancing with bears and Old Man Toponotes
Johnny Rustywire on the Bear Dance with Old Man Toponotes: Old Man Toponotes would sit in this ‘84 Chevy pickup, wearing a faded brown cowboy hat that had seen more...
Steve Russell: Racial attacks surface in Baby Veronica   dispute Steve Russell: Racial attacks surface in Baby Veronica dispute
Steve Russell, Cherokee, gives more insight on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 16: Upon reading...
IREHR: The anti-Indian movement comes to Washington state IREHR: The anti-Indian movement comes to Washington state
Chuck Tanner goes inside an anti-Indian meeting in Bellingham, Washington, for the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights: As blue sky peeked through the clouds of an overcast...
Secretary Jewell to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee Secretary Jewell to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will testify before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 15. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She comes from Washington, the...

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