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Inspector General Reports:  Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna Inspector General Reports: Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna
The Office of Inspector General at the Interior Department today released its investigation into a decision by former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk to place the Tejon Tribe of California...
Editorial:  Allow  honor song at     school  graduation ceremony Editorial: Allow honor song at school graduation ceremony
Newspaper calls on Chamberlain School District to allow honor song at graduation ceremonies for students, many of whom are members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe: Graduation is designed to...
DC Circuit voids New Mexico tribe's 1996 gas business deal DC Circuit voids New Mexico tribe's 1996 gas business deal
A deal between Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico and a non-Indian company is void because it was never approved by the federal government, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
Navajo woman crowned Miss Indian World   at annual powwow Navajo woman crowned Miss Indian World at annual powwow
Kansas Begaye, a member of the Navajo Nation, was crowned Miss Indian World at the 30th annual Gathering of Nations powwow. Begaye, 24, competed against 16 other young Native women....
Pro-gun  rights billboards use  image of  Native men with guns Pro-gun rights billboards use image of Native men with guns
Two pro-gun rights billboards in Greeley, Colorado, utilize an image of three Native men with guns. What's the message? "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."...
Navajo Nation   weighing purchase of     coal mine in New Mexico Navajo Nation weighing purchase of coal mine in New Mexico
The Navajo Nation has until July 1 to decide whether to purchase a coal mine on the New Mexico portion of the reservation. The asking price for the Navajo Mine...
Passamaquoddy Tribe continues to exercising fishing rights Passamaquoddy Tribe continues to exercising fishing rights
Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine continue to exercise their fishing rights despite complaints from the state. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian...
Since You Asked: The correct pronunciation of Coquille  Tribe Since You Asked: The correct pronunciation of Coquille Tribe
Readers asks the correct pronunciation of the name of the Coquille Tribe in Oregon: So what's the deal with the Coquille tribe and how its name is pronounced? For years...
United Tribes Technical College moves ahead with $33M hotel United Tribes Technical College moves ahead with $33M hotel
The United Tribes Technical College of North Dakota is moving forward with a $33 million hotel project. The hotel will be located on the northwest corner of the UTTC campus,...
Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will receive a federal permit to take up to 40 nesting golden eagles. Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to limit...
Sally Jewell spent weeks learning about Interior Department Sally Jewell spent weeks learning about Interior Department
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spent "weeks" learning about her new job prior to her Senate confirmation hearing, The New York Times. But Jewell, the former chief executive at Recreational Equipment...
Law firm sees jump in revenue   thanks to Cobell settlement Law firm sees jump in revenue thanks to Cobell settlement
Kilpatrick Townsend saw a 12.3 percent increase in revenue thanks to its role in the the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. A federal judge awarded $99 million in...
KUNM: Patricia Michaels goes from Taos to Project Runway KUNM: Patricia Michaels goes from Taos to Project Runway
New York Fashion week finale look from Patricia Michaels. Photo from Project Runway website. KUNM talks to fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo about her journey to Project Runway:...
Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort
Gavin Clarkson says Indian Country shut out of New Markets Tax Credit program: Not a single Native Community Development Enterprise (NCDE) was selected for an award in the most recent...
NPR: Medicaid expansion aids tribal members in New Mexico NPR: Medicaid expansion aids tribal members in New Mexico
Tristan Ahtone reports on how the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will benefit Native Americans in New Mexico: TRISTAN AHTONE, BYLINE: New Mexico has one of the...
Column: Agency asserts authority over tribal payday loans Column: Agency asserts authority over tribal payday loans
Columnist says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to crack down on the tribal payday loan industry: A growing number of Indian tribes are getting into the payday loan business,...
Native Sun News: Mariah Brewer: Dancing to her own beat Native Sun News: Mariah Brewer: Dancing to her own beat
No matter what she decides, whether it's to be a dancer, poet, or psychologist, Mariah Brewer, a junior at Stevens High School, has a solid future ahead of her.
Stew Magnuson: Critic despises American Indian Movement Stew Magnuson: Critic despises American Indian Movement
The following opinion by Stew Magnuson appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Deconstructing John Trimbach’s feeble rant...
Ruth Hopkins: Keystone XL poses  big  risk in  Indian Country Ruth Hopkins: Keystone XL poses big risk in Indian Country
Ruth Hopkins on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline: TransCanada wants to build Keystone XL to transport around 830,000 barrels of diluted tar sands bitumen crude to Texas refineries. Canadian tar...
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court ruling limits  sovereignty Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court ruling limits sovereignty
Steven Newcomb on sovereignty and the 1832 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Johnson v. M’Intosh: The difficulty of accurately analyzing the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. M’Intosh is...
Opinion: California Indians endured     slavery  in own territory Opinion: California Indians endured slavery in own territory
A history professor on slavery of California Indians: On April 27, 1863, nearly five months after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, California abolished its system of forced apprenticeship...
Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe Editorial: A final resting place for the legendary Jim Thorpe
The New York Times on the battle to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma: A bittersweet restlessness has long been tied to the legend of Jim...

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