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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara attorney receives alumni award (June 4, 2013)

Attorney Thomas Fredericks, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, has received the University of Colorado’s most prestigious alumni award. Fredericks, a partner at Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, received the George Norlin Award. He was recognized for his...

No definitive answer on 'Indian' under health care reform law (June 4, 2013)

The Cherokee Phoenix tried to find out what the definition of "Indian" under the Affordable Care Act means but was unable to secure a definitive answer.

Indian student in Alabama denied diploma over eagle feather (June 4, 2013)

A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama has been fined $1,000 and denied her diploma because she wore an eagle feather to graduation ceremonies. Chelsey Ramer's diploma is being held until she pays the fine to...

MPRN: Tribes plan challenge to state law authorizing wolf hunt (June 4, 2013)

Michigan Public Radio Network on a tribal challenge to the state's wolf hunt: Five Michigan Indian tribes have decided to challenge the state’s decision to hold a wolf hunt in the western U.P. this coming fall. As we hear from...

Coushatta Tribe elects figure in Abramoff scandal as chairman (June 4, 2013)

Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.

Cherokee Nation candidate seeking to join Freedmen dispute (June 4, 2013)

A candidate for the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is seeking to join a lawsuit over the citizenship status of the Freedmen. Robin Mayes claims the Cherokee Nation is preventing Freedmen descendants from enrolling in the tribe. As a result, he...

Tribes in South Dakota looking to handle child welfare matters (June 4, 2013)

Tribes in South Dakota are looking for ways to handle child welfare matters on their own amid complaints about the state's treatment of Indian children. Indian children make up 13.8 percent of the state population yet they represent 56.3 percent...

Blackfeet Nation court bars reporting of DUI offenses to state (June 4, 2013)

The Blackfeet Nation can't report DUI or other driving offenses to the state of Montana, the tribe's appellate court ruled last year. The Blackfeet Law and Order Code does not allow tribal officers to send records to the state, the...

Center for Native American Youth hosts ICWA discussion in DC (June 4, 2013)

The Center of Native American Youth will host a discussion in the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Fronteras: Arizona tribes fight uranium mine by Grand Canyon (June 4, 2013)

Fronteras on tribal opposition to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon: Mining companies have recently tried a new strategy — going after ore deposits on state land. Clark explained the high desert we were flying over is a checkerboard of...

Albert Bender: Genocide against Indian people in South Dakota (June 4, 2013)

The Indian Child Welfare Act crisis in South Dakota.

NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe joins land claim talks with state (June 4, 2013)

North County Public Radio on land claim talks with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

CRITFC chair to testify at House hearing on species protection (June 4, 2013)

Kathryn Brigham, the chairwoman of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, will testify at at House hearing on species protection.

R. Guy Erwin, Osage, is first Indian bishop for Lutheran Church (June 4, 2013)

The Reverend R. Guy Erwin, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, is the first Native American bishop in the Lutheran Church.

David Wilkins: Disenrollment expanding across Indian Country (June 4, 2013)

David Wilkins on disenrollment in Indian Country.

Obama to announce nominations for three seats on DC Circuit (June 4, 2013)

President Barack Obama will announce nominations for three seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Brandon Ecoffey: Being clobbered by a 6-year-old at Pine Ridge (June 4, 2013)

After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2006, I returned home to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota.

Native Sun News: BIA proposes rule for land-into-trust appeals (June 4, 2013)

Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn issued for public comment a proposed rule designed to demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to restoring tribal homelands and furthering economic development on Indian reservations.