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Second county approves land agreement with Oneida Nation Second county approves land agreement with Oneida Nation
A landmark agreement between the Oneida Nation and the state of New York made it through a second county today. The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted to accept the...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes   land-into-trust rule Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes land-into-trust rule
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is praising a proposed rule that will address land-into-trust appeals. The rule eliminates a 30-day waiting period when the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks listing for old boarding school Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks listing for old boarding school
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan wants a former boarding school placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Michigan Indian Industrial Boarding School operated from June 1893 to...
Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux'  Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux'
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation who supported the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota appear to have conceded defeat after a ruling from the...
Ex-law firm worker pleads guilty in theft from Seminole Tribe Ex-law firm worker pleads guilty in theft from Seminole Tribe
A former employee of a law firm pleaded guilty for her role in stealing from the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Maria Hassun, 66, was the officer manager for a firm...
County challenges  Salish and Kootenai Tribes land-into-trust County challenges Salish and Kootenai Tribes land-into-trust
Commissioners in Ravalli County, Montana, voted to appeal a land-into-trust application submitted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. On May 17, the Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place...
Yakama Nation settles case over federal raid on reservation Yakama Nation settles case over federal raid on reservation
The Yakama Nation of Washington has settled a lawsuit in connection with a federal raid on the reservation, The Martinsville Bulletin reports. The tribe sued the Obama administration after the...
Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal
Dania Rose Colegrove on tribal water rights and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: There has been much debate lately over the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and whether legislation is needed...
Editorial: South Dakota wrongly demonized in ICWA dispute Editorial: South Dakota wrongly demonized in ICWA dispute
Newspaper says state of South Dakota isn't to blame for disproportionate numbers of Indian children being placed in foster care: We understand tribes are sovereign entities, and there is a...
Navajo comedian looking forward to voice role in 'Star Wars' Navajo comedian looking forward to voice role in 'Star Wars'
James Junes of the comedy duo James and Ernie landed the role of Han Solo in the Navajo-dubbed version of the first Star Wars film. Junes is a fluent speaker...
Hoopa Valley Tribe   to banish   sex offenders from reservation Hoopa Valley Tribe to banish sex offenders from reservation
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is starting banishment proceedings against non-members who are sex offenders. Based on information in a state registry, at least six non-member sex offenders...
Jamescita Peshlakai: Navajo project a threat  to sacred site Jamescita Peshlakai: Navajo project a threat to sacred site
Arizona State Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai (D) discusses the Grand Canyon Escalade, a tourism project proposed by the Navajo Nation: I encourage our leaders to work to pursue more stable investments...
BIA to take another review of  Oneida Nation  land-into-trust BIA to take another review of Oneida Nation land-into-trust
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be taking a second look at land-into-trust applications submitted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The BIA agreed to place about 499 acres in...
VOA News: Professor explores tribal medicine in California VOA News: Professor explores tribal medicine in California
University of Southern California professor James Adams explores the use of herbs and plants by the Chumash people: Many modern medicines have their origin in natural remedies, and some researchers...
Confirmation hearing June 12 for Yvette Roubideaux  at IHS Confirmation hearing June 12 for Yvette Roubideaux at IHS
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud...
Blog: Former chief of Virginia tribe supports Redskins name Blog: Former chief of Virginia tribe supports Redskins name
A former chief of the Patawomeck Indians of Virginia, a non-federally recognized tribe, supports the Washington Redskins mascot: I’m ready to never write another word about the Redskins name, but...
DOJ  releases report on  declination rates for  Indian Country DOJ releases report on declination rates for Indian Country
The Department of Justice released its first Indian Country declination report today. The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 requires DOJ to provide data on the number of...
Obama expected to announce pick for new director for FBI Obama expected to announce pick for new director for FBI
President Barack Obama will nominate James B. Comey, a former Bush administration official, as the new director of the FBI, according to news reports. Comey, who served as the second...
Native Sun News:  Tribe moves to seize Wounded Knee site Native Sun News: Tribe moves to seize Wounded Knee site
When James Czywczynski first announced that he was selling the two forty acre tracts of land; one at Wounded Knee and one at Porcupine Butte, for a total of $4.9 million, many people scoffed at the notion that someone would be willing to pay that much for the land.

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