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Keith Harper, Cherokee, nominated for ambassador level job (June 10, 2013)

Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, has been nominated to an ambassador-rank post. President Barack Obama today announced Harper as his pick for United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council. If confirmed by the Senate,...

Yvette Roubideaux set for IHS director confirmation hearing (June 10, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Yvette Roubideaux to serve another term as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, joined the Obama administration in May 2009....

Cheyenne-Arapaho artist wins best in show at Red Earth fest (June 10, 2013)

Laketa Pratt, an artist from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, won the Grand Award at the 27th annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival. Pratt was selected for “Miss Powwow," her beaded Indian doll. The intricately made doll features...

Northwestern Band reburies teens killed in massacre of 1863 (June 10, 2013)

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation reburied the remains of two teenagers who were killed during the 1863 Bear River Massacre. The tribe repatriated the remains of the teens, a boy and a girl, under the Native American Graves...

Opinion: Saying goodbye to another racial slur -- the R-word (June 10, 2013)

Reporter vows not to use the name of the Washington Redskins football team: I'm not out to change the world or the NFL or what you believe. My plan is to change me and how I operate. Beyond the period...

Editorial: Alaska Native elder Katie John led subsistence fight (June 10, 2013)

Newspaper says subsistence issues raised by Katie John, an Alaska Native elder who died on May 31 at the age of 97, still unresolved: Katie John, the Athabascan elder, was to be buried Saturday in her home village of Mentasta....

Law Article: Doing business with tribes under the HEARTH Act (June 10, 2013)

Attorney discusses new regulations issued by Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico under H.R.205, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act (HEARTH) Act: The Pueblo of Sandia ("Pueblo") was the first tribe in New Mexico, and the second in...

Fort Peck Tribes work to restore water service after flooding (June 10, 2013)

The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana restored water service to the reservation this morning but a boil water order remains in effect. The water system became contaminated due to heavy flooding. About 3,000 people lost service on Friday, Saturday and...

House Natural Resources Committee markup on Indian bills (June 10, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a markup this Wednesday on more than a dozen bills. Four Indian bills are on the agenda. They are: • H.R. 740, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act. •...

Little Traverse man and new husband invited to White House (June 10, 2013)

Tim LaCroix, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, and his new husband will be at the White House on Thursday for a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month reception. LaCroix and Gene...

HCN: Tribes asserting their sovereignty with update to VAWA (June 10, 2013)

High Country News on S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Victims' advocates joined legislators at the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck on March 26, to discuss the recently reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. The meeting began on...

Mark Trahant: Indian Country invisible in data driven society (June 10, 2013)

The 21st century is a world where data -- bits of information about what we do, what we say, and how we spend money -- has become as important as the story narrative.

NYT: Catching up with Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker (June 10, 2013)

Catching up with Bill John Baker, the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation: LISTENING I was just thinking last night how relaxing it was listening to the crickets. It pretty well soothes me to sleep. I live in a 100-year-old...

Native Sun News: Indigenous pays tribute to father on album (June 10, 2013)

Mato Nanji, Ihanktowan Nakota, the songwriter-guitarist-lyricist of the ever-evolving band, Indigenous, is home on the Yankton Reservation after an East Coast tour.

Native Sun News: Opposition to Grand Canyon tourist project (June 10, 2013)

Confluence Partners, LLC of Tucson, Arizona hopes to build a museum, restaurant and walking path at the Grand Canyon with a gondola connecting the rim to the Canyon floor.

Vincent Shilling: Showcase for Native musicians on the radio (June 10, 2013)

Vincent Shilling, the host of Native Trailblazers, on the state of Native music: Starting the first Friday in June, my Native Trailblazers radio show will be highlighting for the third year in a row an impressive amount of Native American,...

Peter d'Errico: A second-class status for indigenous nations (June 10, 2013)

Peter d'Errico on the United States' interpretation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: "Appropriateness" was a theme at the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 20 to 31. Specifically: Is there...

Adrian Jawort: Native Americans are not gun rights mascots (June 10, 2013)

Adrian Jawort on pro-gun rights billboards that featured images of Native men: While the NRA side of the gun debate claims the recent deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six educators from Newton, Connecticut are being exploited to promote an anti-gun...