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Editorial: Preserve    Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum history Editorial: Preserve Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum history
Newspaper supports preservation efforts at the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota: History has the important job of making us feel the injustices that others endured. In Canton, the...
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its first legislative hearing of the 113th Congress this afternoon. The committee considered S.434, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act. The bill ratifies a...
Jodi Gillette:  Another year  of Let's Move! in  Indian Country Jodi Gillette: Another year of Let's Move! in Indian Country
Jodi Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs at the White House, on the two-year anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country: I recently had the honor of...
Lease ends for pro-gun rights billboards with Native image Lease ends for pro-gun rights billboards with Native image
Two pro-gun rights billboards that drew controversy in Colorado because they utilized an image of three Native men with guns have come down. The billboards were purchased by a...
Statcan   reports increase in Aboriginal population in Canada Statcan reports increase in Aboriginal population in Canada
The Aboriginal population in Canada is growing, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Data from the National Household Survey shows 1.4 million people claimed Aboriginal ancestry in 2011....
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation questions tax deal law Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation questions tax deal law
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is questioning a new law that requires the state of North Dakota to negotiate a new oil tax agreement with the tribe. The law...
Sen. Murkowski challenges DOI on contract support costs Sen. Murkowski challenges DOI on contract support costs
YouTube: Senator Murkowski to Secretary Jewell on Contract Support Costs Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) pushed the Obama administration on Tuesday to abide by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in...
BIA and tribes  participate in ICWA summit in South Dakota BIA and tribes participate in ICWA summit in South Dakota
The Great Plains Indian Child Welfare Act Summit takes place next week in Rapid City, South Dakota. Tribal leaders have pressured the Bureau of Indian Affairs to host the conference....
Chumash Tribe funds $5K solar installation for  local home Chumash Tribe funds $5K solar installation for local home
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California donated $5,000 for a solar installation at a local home. The tribe worked with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit, to install the...
Eastern Cherokees approve  $26M for jail and justice  center Eastern Cherokees approve $26M for jail and justice center
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be spending $26 million on a jail and justice center. The original cost of the jail was $20 million. But the tribe added...
Duane Champagne: Protecting sacred sites,    sacred places Duane Champagne: Protecting sacred sites, sacred places
Duane Champagne on protecting sacred sites and sacred places: Many tribal nations remember and perform ceremonies at sacred places that are not on their reservations. Do Indians have any spiritual...
House approves land-into-trust bill for Pascua Yaqui Tribe House approves land-into-trust bill for Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The House passed H.R.507, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act, by a vote of 401-2 on Monday. The bill places 20 acres in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe...
USDA Blog: Rosebud Sioux Tribe gets grant for new station USDA Blog: Rosebud Sioux Tribe gets grant for new station
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota used Department of Agriculture grant to build a new waste transfer station: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe was exceeding the landfill capacity of handling...
Secretary Jewell makes first appearance before Congress Secretary Jewell makes first appearance before Congress
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made her first appearance before Congress on Tuesday. Jewell told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the Interior Department suffered an $881 million cut due the...
BLM puts hold on   all oil and gas lease auctions in California BLM puts hold on all oil and gas lease auctions in California
The Bureau of Land Management has suspended all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October. In a press release, the agency said the sequester of the federal budget,...
Julianne Jennings: Indian people outlast the  anthropologists Julianne Jennings: Indian people outlast the anthropologists
Julianne Jennings on the "disappearance" of Native people through anthropology: Samuel George Morton, provided “scientific evidence” of Indian inferiority. In his 1839 study, Crania Americana, and concluded from collected statistical...
Native Sun News: Oglala student brings dance fever  to Rapid Native Sun News: Oglala student brings dance fever to Rapid
A dance event organized by Vaughn Vargas, student at the Oglala Lakota College and board member of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention was held at Main Street Square in Rapid City, S.D. on Friday afternoon.
John Norwood: Cultural groups rushing to claim tribal status John Norwood: Cultural groups rushing to claim tribal status
The following is the opinion of the Rev. John Norwood, the Secretary-General of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. The Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) has passed a guiding...

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