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Federal  agencies monitored First Nations youth advocate Federal agencies monitored First Nations youth advocate
Two government agencies monitored a Native youth advocate, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said. The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the Department of Justice went into the...
Oneida Nation land agreement clears   one vote in New York Oneida Nation land agreement clears one vote in New York
A landmark agreement between the Oneida Nation and the state of New York won approval in Oneida County on Tuesday. The deal resolves a slew of land, taxation and jurisdiction...
Q&A: Where can American Indian entrepreneurs find help? Q&A: Where can American Indian entrepreneurs find help?
Finding help for American Indian entrepreneurs: Question: My husband and I want to start a small business out of our home in Washington State. We are both Native Americans from...
Crow Tribe reaches deal for oil development on reservation Crow Tribe reaches deal for oil development on reservation
The Crow Tribe of Montana signed an agreement for oil development on the reservation. The tribe is leasing 16,300 acres to Blue Water Petroleum. The tribe will receive an upfront...
Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing   case Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing case
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear a treaty fishing rights case. In April, Judge Ricardo Martinez ordered the state to fix...
Opinion: Tribes turned to natural resources for food supply Opinion: Tribes turned to natural resources for food supply
Writer on the hunt for food across Indian Country: The quest for food, whether by farming, hunting or fishing, was always a way of life for the American Indian. However,...
Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit
The Spirit Lake Nation lacks standing to sue over the retirement of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals...
Bob Whitener: Tribes can  boost  economy and environment Bob Whitener: Tribes can boost economy and environment
Bob Whitener urges tribes to invest in sustainable companies: Sustainability truly matters to the tribes. The rivers and the fish kept them alive. Their natural resources provided them with jobs....
WVTF:     Virginia tribes endure 400-year wait for recognition WVTF: Virginia tribes endure 400-year wait for recognition
WVTF Public Radio on efforts to recognize six Virginia tribes: A bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers is fighting to win federal recognition of six tribes in the commonwealth. The tribes...
Oglala Sioux Tribe announces plan to operate   grocery store Oglala Sioux Tribe announces plan to operate grocery store
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota plans to operate its own grocery store on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The tribe's lease with the Sioux Nation Shopping Center is due...
Spirit Lake Nation court orders new election for council seat Spirit Lake Nation court orders new election for council seat
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota will be holding a new election on June 11 to fill a contested tribal council seat. Leander “Russ” McDonald won the Fort Totten...
BIA accepting comments on  rule for land-into-trust appeals BIA accepting comments on rule for land-into-trust appeals
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting comments on a new regulation to address land-into-trust appeals. The regulation was written in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar...
Alaska tribes combine resources to provide health services Alaska tribes combine resources to provide health services
Tribes in Alaska are working together to provide health care for people in remote and occasionally unreachable areas of the state. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation represents 58 tribes. The tribes...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets roundtable on energy Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets roundtable on energy
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will host a roundtable next week on energy development in Indian Country. The roundtable takes place at 1pm on June 5 in Room 628 of...
Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal  of Redskins name Suzan Harjo: Evidence supports removal of Redskins name
Suzan Shown Harjo, who was the lead plaintiff in the first trademark challenge to the Washington Redskins, tackles another poll that showed support for the controversial mascot: The first part...
Native Sun News:  Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid Native Sun News: Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid
A walkout by tribal leaders at a U.S. State Department meeting on May 16 was among several actions in South Dakota Indian country during the week to oppose TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across the Great Plains.

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