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NPR: Reaching out to Alaska Native veterans in rural villages (May 28, 2013)

NPR on outreach efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska Native villages: When he was in Vietnam, Isaac Oxereok's small build made him ideal for tunnel-ratting: running with a pistol and a flashlight into underground passages built by...

Hoopa Valley man awaits tribal court ruling on banishment (May 28, 2013)

Arthur “Arty” Jones, a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California, could be banished from the reservation due to drug trafficking. Jones pleaded guilty to selling and transporting methamphetamine. The tribal council recommended that he be excluded but an...

Column: South Dakota court system filled with ICWA cases (May 28, 2013)

Indian Child Welfare Act cases are a "sad story," columnist says: The decisions of the South Dakota Supreme Court contain many cases involving the federal law known as the Indian Child Welfare Act. They are always a sad story. One...

Editorial: Even more troubles for Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (May 28, 2013)

Newspaper wonders whether the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona should have built the Grand Canyon Skywalk: This past weekend, a neighbor dealt the tribe another blow. Nigel Turner, owner of the 168-square-mile Grand Canyon Ranch, said he was tired of the...

WPM: Indian lawmaker urges more participation in politics (May 28, 2013)

Wyoming Public Media on Rep. Patrick Goggles (D), whose district includes the Wind River Reservation: A State Representative who represents the Wind River Reservation says it’s essential that Native Americans hold office and articulate their points of view to the...

Ernie Stevens: Indian Country recognizes our fallen relatives (May 28, 2013)

Ernie Stevens, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, on Memorial Day in Indian Country Large numbers of Native people enlist for military service and represent the highest per capita enlistment of any ethnic group in the United States....

Tribes a part of meeting to discuss future of Colorado River (May 28, 2013)

Tribes are taking part in a meeting to discuss the future of the Colorado River. In 1922, seven states signed the Colorado River Compact. However, tribes were left out of the agreement. The compact, however, recognizes that tribes in Arizona,...

A Tribe Called Red adds political message to musical styles (May 28, 2013)

A Tribe Called Red, a Native group based in Ontario, isn't afraid to add a political message to its unique style of music. The group consists of three DJs who mix contemporary music with powwow and Native sounds. During...

Native veterans seek support for memorial on National Mall (May 28, 2013)

Native American veterans deserve their own memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., supporters say. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced a bill to erect a memorial at the National Museum of...

Navajo Nation won't allow transport of uranium across ranch (May 28, 2013)

The Navajo Nation won't allow the transport of uranium through a ranch the tribe owns in Arizona, the Associated Press reports. The Big Boquillas Ranch surrounds a site on state-owned land that could be used for uranium development. The tribe...

Obama aims to nominate three more for seats on DC Circuit (May 28, 2013)

President Barack Obama plans to nominate three people for seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, The New York Times reports. According to the Times, one of the people up for consideration is Patricia Ann Millett, who has argued...

NPR: Navajo Nation schools lose funding with sequestration (May 28, 2013)

NPR on how sequestration has affected schools on the Navajo Nation: When Congress enacted the across-the board budget cuts known as the sequester in March, they cut $60 million for American Indian schools across the country. Since people living on...

Ray Cook: Memorial Day is about those who served and died (May 28, 2013)

Ray Cook on Memorial Day: Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is meant as a day to remember all those who have died while in military service. This Memorial Day I think it important that you remember the day from...

Jay Daniels: Only at BIA - special assistant for the assistant (May 28, 2013)

Jay Daniels on mismanagement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs: One of the BIA director's buddies has been on a three-year detail as a special assistant to the director. Usually, a special assistant has skill and experience that will benefit...

Gyasi Ross: Lessons learned on Blackfeet Nation in Montana (May 28, 2013)

Gyasi Ross on coming of age on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana: We will call her "Lydia Bearback." Lydia Bearback and I were elementary classmates on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in a town called Browning, Montana. Browning is a small...

Native Sun News: Vision Maker Media shares Native stories (May 28, 2013)

Imagine if all it took to pursue your dream of making movies was to come up with seven written pages. Adrian Baker, producer of the animated series of nine half-hour shows, “Injunuity” did just that.