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Audio from SCIA hearing with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Audio from SCIA hearing with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She vowed to improve government-to-government relations...
Appeals court  rules for Cahto Tribe in disenrollment dispute Appeals court rules for Cahto Tribe in disenrollment dispute
Disenrollment decisions made by the Cahto Tribe of California cannot be appealed to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The tribe removed 22...
Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation Alex Alvarez: Allow eagle feathers at high school graduation
Alex Alvarez, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says Indian students in Alabama should be allowed to wear eagle feathers during graduation ceremony: On May 1, the...
Yakama Nation reintroduces Pacific lamprey to reservation Yakama Nation reintroduces Pacific lamprey to reservation
The Yakama Nation of Washington is reintroducing the Pacific lamprey to waters on its reservation. The lamprey is an eel-like fish that was once common in the region. “There would...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe helps dedicate Sitting Bull center Standing Rock Sioux Tribe helps dedicate Sitting Bull center
A view of the new Sitting Bull Visitor Information Center in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Photo © Sitting Bull College The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Sitting Bull College...
Ponca Tribe breaks ground on  $3.5M  transit  service building Ponca Tribe breaks ground on $3.5M transit service building
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has started work on a $3.5 million facility for its transit service. The tribe will use the building to house the Ponca Express. The service...
Cherokee Nation joins wind farm project at    boarding school Cherokee Nation joins wind farm project at boarding school
The Cherokee Nation has joined a wind energy project with four other Oklahoma tribes. The Cherokees will be working with the Kaw Nation, the Pawnee Nation, the Ponca Nation and...
Montana tribe anticipates problems with Affordable Care Act Montana tribe anticipates problems with Affordable Care Act
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana is anticipating problems with the new Affordable Care Act. Enrolled tribal members won't have to comply with the insurance mandate in the...
Mississippi Choctaws to hold election for six council districts Mississippi Choctaws to hold election for six council districts
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold an election on June 11. Tribal members in six districts will elect representatives. Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River will elect two...
Agua Caliente Band sues     agencies to safeguard water rights Agua Caliente Band sues agencies to safeguard water rights
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians sued two water agencies in southern California to protect its water rights. The tribe is asserting senior water rights in the Coachella Valley....
Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors
Kevin Abourezk reports on the repatriation efforts of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan: Charmaine Shawana plans to get up early Wednesday and drive nearly 12 hours west to...
Column: Virginia tribal leaders aren't offended by 'Redskins' Column: Virginia tribal leaders aren't offended by 'Redskins'
Columnist says leaders of Virginia tribes who are fighting for federal recognition aren't offended by the Washington Redskins: What matters is how American Indians feel about an NFL team using...
Suzan Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the public Suzan Harjo: Racism wins every time when put to the public
Suzan Shown Harjo, who was the lead plaintiff in the first trademark challenge to the Washington Redskins, tackles a poll that showed support for the controversial mascot: The AP-GfK poll...
Bois Forte man, 76,  and wife adopted  dozen Indian children Bois Forte man, 76, and wife adopted dozen Indian children
The Gawboy family in 2010. Photo from Duluth News Tribune Jim Gawboy, a 76-year-old member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota, and his wife are the...
Agency  urges  states to  lower threshold for  drunken driving Agency urges states to lower threshold for drunken driving
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to lower the threshold for drunken driving. The current threshold is a blood alcohol content of 0.08. The NTSB said lowering it...
Opinion: 'Redskins'  name reminds us of America's ugly past Opinion: 'Redskins' name reminds us of America's ugly past
Barbara Reynolds on the Washington Redskins controversy: When I heard Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder recently I couldn't stop thinking of Alabama’s segregationist Governor George Wallace. Synder’s recent use of the...
Opinion: There's still time to respond to    Agriculture Census Opinion: There's still time to respond to Agriculture Census
The following is the opinion of Ralph Paige, Rudy Arredondo, Zachary Ducheneaux and Brian Thomas. We represent thousands of African American, Hispanic and Native American farmers in the United States...
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...
Native Sun News:    A Wounded Knee descendant speaks out Native Sun News: A Wounded Knee descendant speaks out
Leonard Little Finger, a highly respected Lakota elder, historian, and direct descendant of Chief Big Foot, has ended his silence on the Wounded Knee sale.

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