Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on new charter school (May 31, 2013)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will emphasize culture and language at their new charter school in Idaho. The Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy will open in the fall. It's named in honor of Chief Tahgee, a Bannock leader who secured land, hunting and...
Northern Arapaho brothers charged for reservation murder (May 31, 2013)
Two brothers from the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming have been charged with first-degree murder. Vernon Lee Brown, 54, and Alan Brown, 61, allegedly killed Tad Paul Barnson, 61, in May 2006. The victim's body was discovered on the Wind...
Blackfeet Nation considers charges against council member (May 31, 2013)
Montana Sen. Shannon Augare (D). Photo Montana Legislature The Blackfeet Nation is weighing charges against one of its council members who also serves in the Montana Legislature. State Sen. Shannon Augare (D) was stopped by a Glacier County sheriff's...
Seneca Nation wins $7.4M in contract support costs dispute (May 31, 2013)
The Indian Health Service owes the $7.4 million to the Seneca Nation of New York, a federal judge ruled last week. The IHS agreed to pay the tribe the costs of providing health care on the reservation. But the agency...
Radiolab: ICWA at center of high-stakes Supreme Court case (May 31, 2013)
Radiolab reports on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last month: This is the story of a three-year-old girl and the highest court in the land....
Attorneys discuss new tribal provision in S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act: The Internet sales tax bill that was recently passed by the Senate includes a provision that would allow tribal governments to require online retailers to collect sales tax on...
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin on Saturday. The tribal college has 96 students in its graduating class. They represent eight Wisconsin tribes and other communities in the...
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation awards more than $3M in grants (May 31, 2013)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California held its annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon on Thursday. The tribe awarded more than $3 million in grants to 96 local non-profits and organizations. The money came from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund....
Navajo Nation looking to resolve case over 'Navajo' products (May 31, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is in talks to settle a lawsuit over the unauthorized sale of "Navajo" products. The tribe sued the company for a line or products that were labeled "Navajo" or "Navaho." The tribe is alleging violations of trademark...
The Hill: Obama asked for opinion on use of Redskins mascot (May 31, 2013)
What does President Barack Obama think about the name of the Washington Redskins? White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday he wasn't sure whether President Obama has an opinion on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name. Earlier this...
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is in talks to finance a hotel at the Mall of America in Minnesota: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community may play a key role in the next proposed expansion of the Mall of America. The...
Mapuche people in Chile seek control over their homelands (May 31, 2013)
Members of the Mapuche Tribe in Chile are seeking self-determination over land that was reserved to them by treaties. The tribe controlled the southern half of Chile following independence from Spain in the early 1800s. But by the late 1800s,...
Blog: Del. Holmes Norton questions owner of Redskins team (May 31, 2013)
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-Washington DC) on the owner of the Washington Redskins team: True fact: If a nuclear holocaust decimated all human civilization on this planet, the...
Native Sun News: Chuck Trimble to South Dakota Hall of Fame (May 31, 2013)
The South Dakota Hall of Fame will induct Charles “Wobbie” Trimble, Oglala Lakota, a graduate of Holy Rosary Mission boarding school in Pine Ridge, where he was born and raised.
Native Sun News: Crazy Horse Memorial Ride for the veterans (May 31, 2013)
As summer begins on the Pine Ridge Reservation it always brings with it the Crazy Horse Memorial Ride. Starting from humble beginnings the ride has transformed into a large, statewide event.
Opinion: Working to keep tribal communities safe in Montana (May 31, 2013)
The following is the opinion of Michael W. Cotter, the U.S. Attorney for Montana; Calvin Wilson, the chief prosecutor for Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court; and Glen Littlebird, Sr., a prosecutor for the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court. This week the United...
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