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Column: Monks from France head to Pine Ridge Reservation Column: Monks from France head to Pine Ridge Reservation
A group of monks from France will visit the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe: Each year, tens of thousands of young adults migrate...
Three people reported dead in  house fire on    Ontario   reserve Three people reported dead in house fire on Ontario reserve
Three people, including two young children, died in a house fire on the Wunnumin Lake First Nation in Ontario. The victims were reported to be a 21-year-old female, a six-year-old...
Column: Reaction to billboards with Native image overblown Column: Reaction to billboards with Native image overblown
Columnist refutes criticism of pro-gun billboards that used an image of Native Americans with guns: Some anonymous gun-rights activists commissioned a couple of roadside billboards in Greeley to make...
IHS facility on Navajo Nation aims to improve  patient service IHS facility on Navajo Nation aims to improve patient service
An Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo Nation is looking for ways to improve its customer service. The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, started a committee...
Supreme Court ruling could affect tribal same-sex marriages Supreme Court ruling could affect tribal same-sex marriages
The forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision in US v. Windsor could lead more tribes to recognize same-sex marriage, a legal expert said. The case tests the constitutionality of the...
House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Thursday, May 16. The subcommittee will consider six bills. They are: • H.R.623, To provide for...
Blackfeet Nation  asks Congress to approve water settlement Blackfeet Nation asks Congress to approve water settlement
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard testimony on S.434, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act, on Wednesday. The bill ratifies a water rights compact between the Blackfeet Nation and the...
Voters oust two incumbents from Spirit Lake Nation's council Voters oust two incumbents from Spirit Lake Nation's council
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota ousted two incumbents in a general election on Tuesday. Nancy Greene-Robertson defeated incumbent Barbara Jackson for the secretary-treasurer position. Leander “Russ”...
Gun Lake Tribe files land-into-trust application for 177.6 acres Gun Lake Tribe files land-into-trust application for 177.6 acres
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has filed a land-into-trust application for 176.6 acres, The Allegan County News reported. The tribe uses the...
Bill authorizes tribal police to enforce state laws in Oklahoma Bill authorizes tribal police to enforce state laws in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is expected to sign HB 1871, a tribal law enforcement bill, into law. The bill allows tribal police officers to enforce state laws on trust...
Suquamish  Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman named to ACHP Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman named to ACHP
Leonard Forsman, the chairman of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation by President Barack Obama. Forsman has served as chairman of...
Chippewa  Cree Tribe suspends two following theft indictment Chippewa Cree Tribe suspends two following theft indictment
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana has suspended a council member and a business executive after they were indicted on theft charges. Council member John "Chance" Houle and Tony Belcourt,...
MTPR: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes weigh options MTPR: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes weigh options
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana weigh next step in water rights dispute: The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are now mulling their options after the 2013 Montana...
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs
KUOW's EarthFix on efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington to restore fish in the Elwha River: From where Mike McHenry stands he can see several gray, torpedo-shaped...
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, on his tribe's charitable efforts: I’d like to share with you three organizations in our region...
Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribe breaks ground on oil refinery Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribe breaks ground on oil refinery
A tribally owned refinery project costing $450 million is getting closer to development stages.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives $38.5M trust    settlement Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives $38.5M trust settlement
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota settled its trust fund lawsuit for $38.5 million. After attorney's fees of $7.7 million and other costs, the tribe will be sharing...
Leo Killsback: Film fails to shed light on Sand Creek Massacre Leo Killsback: Film fails to shed light on Sand Creek Massacre
Dr. Leo Killsback on the inclusion of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in Iron Man 3: The majority of mainstream Americans know little to nothing of the violent and unjust...
In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC
In The Loop on the saga of Jeanette Hanna, who spent 775 days on detail to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., before being given a permanent job...
Native Sun News: Prospective buyers close in on Wounded Knee Native Sun News: Prospective buyers close in on Wounded Knee
Native Sun News has reviewed documents showing that there are now three separate entities making offers on the two 40 acre plots of land that Jim Czywczynski has put up for sale for $3.9 million at Wounded Knee and $1.0 million at Porcupine butte.

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