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Opinion bars tribal police officer from serving on county board Opinion bars tribal police officer from serving on county board
A tribal police officer who has been cross-deputized may not hold office on a county board of supervisors in Wisconsin, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a legal opinion....
Crow Tribe turns newly acquired ranch into tourist destination Crow Tribe turns newly acquired ranch into tourist destination
The Crow Tribe of Montana debuted the Arrow Creek Ranch on Wednesday. The tribe acquired the 1,933-acre site at an auction in April. The property lies within the reservation and...
Women from five California tribes report high rates of violence Women from five California tribes report high rates of violence
A survey conducted by five tribes in northern California found an extremely high rate of domestic violence. Nearly 50 percent of the women who responded said they were victims...
Ute Tribe accuses county of overstepping criminal jurisdiction Ute Tribe accuses county of overstepping criminal jurisdiction
The Ute Tribe is accusing authorities in two Utah counties of overstepping their jurisdiction. In a lawsuit that was filed in federal court last month, the tribe accused Uintah and...
Attorney  suggests tax refunds due under new BIA leasing rule Attorney suggests tax refunds due under new BIA leasing rule
An attorney who is an expert on tax issues says a new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation could lead to millions of dollars in tax refunds. The BIA rule went...
Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress
Writer wonders whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity without an act of Congress: A newly published report from the Office of Inspector General...
Review: A Tribe Called Red showcases  distinct musical identity Review: A Tribe Called Red showcases distinct musical identity
NOW Magazine gives 4 "Ns" to Nation II Nation, the second release from A Tribe Called Red: Turns out they’d teamed up with aboriginal co-op label Tribal Spirit Music, which...
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe persistent in  federal recognition quest Editorial: Lumbee Tribe persistent in federal recognition quest
Will this be the year that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina gains federal recognition? Getting full federal recognition for the Lumbee tribe is an exercise in frustration, and a...
Lawmakers kill tax deal for Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Lawmakers kill tax deal for Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
The North Dakota House voted down a bill that included a new oil tax agreement for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The tribe wants to receive an equal share...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives $300K grant for Lakota Foods Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives $300K grant for Lakota Foods
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will receive a $300,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture. The tribe will use the money to boost its Lakota Foods business....
BIA superintendent at  Spirit Lake Nation takes early retirement BIA superintendent at Spirit Lake Nation takes early retirement
Rod Cavanaugh, former BIA superintendent in Fort Totten, North Dakota. Photo Courtesy Bureau of Indian Affairs. Rod Cavanaugh, the superintendent at the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency in Fort...
Treasurer of Mashantucket Tribe barred from federal contracts Treasurer of Mashantucket Tribe barred from federal contracts
Steven Thomas, the treasurer of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, has been barred from doing business with the federal government for a year, the Associated Press reported. Thomas...
Oklahoma tribes caught in   water battle  before Supreme Court Oklahoma tribes caught in water battle before Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments lats week in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, a water case involving Oklahoma and Texas. The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation...
Landowner  to extend bidding for Wounded Knee massacre site Landowner to extend bidding for Wounded Knee massacre site
The non-Indian owner of the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre will continue to accept bids for another month, ABC News reports. James Czywczynski initially set a May 1...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe needs support for land-into-trust bids Opinion: Chumash Tribe needs support for land-into-trust bids
Trent Benedetti of the Committee to Improve North County supports land-into-trust efforts of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians: In a video, “The Fight to Reclaim Ancestral Land,” the...
DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to   recognize  Tejon Tribe DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to recognize Tejon Tribe
The Interior Department is standing by a decision to place the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities. Citing a past mistake, former Assistant Secretary...
Report  warns of  threats from fracking to water supply in West Report warns of threats from fracking to water supply in West
A new study says stressed communities in the West are facing growing competition from hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking. Fracking requires the use of...
Anthropologist from Kennewick Man case turns to    cannibalism Anthropologist from Kennewick Man case turns to cannibalism
An anthropologist who told tribal leaders that Kennewick Man was not a Native person has found a new cause -- cannibalism at Jamestown, the first European settlement in Virginia. Doug...
Heidi Heitkamp: Tackling poverty on    North Dakota reservations Heidi Heitkamp: Tackling poverty on North Dakota reservations
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is a new member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. A day doesn’t go by without someone asking me about North Dakota’s economic success. Because...
Native Sun News: Children in Pine Ridge  village get place to play Native Sun News: Children in Pine Ridge village get place to play
At last count, there were 70 residents living in the community of Red Shirt Village. The colorful HUD houses of the small community are set against the soaring hills, painting a picturesque view from afar.
Native Sun News:    The Men's Oyate - Going from pain to healing Native Sun News: The Men's Oyate - Going from pain to healing
After 150 years of wars, oppression, boarding schools, alcoholism, abuse and trauma, The Men’s Oyate is calling men to the buffalo hide to talk about feelings they have kept inside.

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