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BIE still waiting for answer on  No Child Left Behind Act waiver BIE still waiting for answer on No Child Left Behind Act waiver
As of today, the Obama administration has granted No Child Left Behind waivers to 37 states, plus the District of Columbia. The waivers free the states of the main component...
Petition seeks inclusion of  Native people in Canadian holiday Petition seeks inclusion of Native people in Canadian holiday
A group of prominent Canadians is calling on the government to include Native people in an official holiday. The group wants Victoria Day to be renamed as Victoria and First...
Navajo Nation without chief of police for more than five years Navajo Nation without chief of police for more than five years
The Navajo Nation has gone without a police chief for more than five years. Jim Benally was placed on leave in Aprili 2008 for undisclosed reasons. But the tribe doesn't...
Drum group performs honor song after graduation ceremony Drum group performs honor song after graduation ceremony
Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe performed an honor song for high school graduates in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Sunday. The song, however,...
Oglala Sioux Tribe ends grocery store lease after complaints Oglala Sioux Tribe ends grocery store lease after complaints
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has revoked the lease for the only large-sized grocery store on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The store at the Sioux Nation Shopping Center...
WPM: Substance abuse program targets youth at Wind River WPM: Substance abuse program targets youth at Wind River
Wyoming Public Media reports on substance abuse prevention among youth on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming: REINETTTE TENDORE: We have (zip) Right here we have a bottle of rat...
Dwight Witherspoon: Coal lease must benefit   Navajo people Dwight Witherspoon: Coal lease must benefit Navajo people
Navajo Nation Council Delegate Dwight Witherspoon discusses the Navajo Generating Station: Although the Navajo Generating Station carries the name of the Navajo people, the “Navajo” Generating Station previously negotiated in...
Opinion: Indian mascots are relics of a 'less enlightened era' Opinion: Indian mascots are relics of a 'less enlightened era'
Mike Thompson, cartoonist for The Detroit Free Press, on the use of Indian mascots in Michigan: It's counterproductive to teach children about the virtues of acceptance in our increasingly diverse...
IHS physician urges action  on Navajo Nation HIV/AIDS cases IHS physician urges action on Navajo Nation HIV/AIDS cases
New HIV cases on the Navajo Nation. Image from The Farmington Daily Times on May 6, 2013. An Indian Health Service physician is urging immediate action to stem the rise...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester
Indian Country has already been hit hard by the sequester.
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band takes action to protect water Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band takes action to protect water
Jeff Grubbe, the chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, on his tribe's decision to file a water rights lawsuit in California: Public service is about doing the...
Column: There's still more  trouble brewing at Wounded Knee Column: There's still more trouble brewing at Wounded Knee
Columnist on the proposed sale of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre site in South Dakota: It appears that the occupation of Wounded Knee, which is located in the Pine Ridge...
Review: Benicio Del Toro stars as Blackfeet man in 'Jimmy P' Review: Benicio Del Toro stars as Blackfeet man in 'Jimmy P'
Deborah Young reviews Jimmy P., Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, a film starring Benicio Del Toro as a Blackfeet man.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Oneida Nation   violates Iroquois  laws Doug George-Kanentiio: Oneida Nation violates Iroquois laws
As an original member of the Land Claims Commitee for the Mohawk Nation I took a firm stance against the cession of our aborignal lands to New York State regardless of what kind of offer then Governor Mario Cuomo tendered.
Column: Denial of honor song another example of racial bias Column: Denial of honor song another example of racial bias
Columnist wonders why school board in Chamberlain, South Dakota, rejected an honor song at the high school graduation: What is wrong in Chamberlain? Because the actions of the community’s school...
Jackie Pata: Bridging the dental care divide in Indian Country Jackie Pata: Bridging the dental care divide in Indian Country
Jackie Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, on ways to bridge the dental care divide in Indian Country: The “dental divide”—the absence of services and...
Tim Giago: South Dakota Public Radio flunks on two counts Tim Giago: South Dakota Public Radio flunks on two counts
It is ironic that when experienced reporters familiar with Indian Country are replaced by new reporters or broadcasters with little or no experience in reporting from Indian country, when given the opportunity to enlighten their audience on the true history between historical and fictional events, fail the test.
Brandon Ecoffey: Making small sacrifices without recognition Brandon Ecoffey: Making small sacrifices without recognition
There are many people who get credit for their service to our communities. Activists, journalists, politicians, and academics are well known in Indian country.

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