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IRS  hosts phone forum on tax issues and recent settlements IRS hosts phone forum on tax issues and recent settlements
The Internal Revenue Service will be hosting a phone forum on June 26 to discuss tax issues affecting recent settlements in Indian Country. The agenda for the forum lists three...
Inquest process starts for deaths of  seven  Native students Inquest process starts for deaths of seven Native students
An initial hearing was held today for the inquest into the deaths of seven Native students in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students -- six males and one female -- died...
Two members of Native dance troupe arrested on reserve Two members of Native dance troupe arrested on reserve
Two members of Sagkeeng's Finest, a dance group that won the first Canada's Got Talent competition, are facing charges for an incident on their reserve in Manitoba. Vince O'Laney, 19,...
First Nations leaders request  inquest into  death of woman First Nations leaders request inquest into death of woman
Native leaders in Manitoba are calling for an inquest into the death of a woman from the Northlands Denesuline First Nation. Liza Tssessaze, 31, died on May 27 after experiencing...
Tribal college honors Jonathan Windy Boy, state lawmaker Tribal college honors Jonathan Windy Boy, state lawmaker
Salish Kootenai College presented Montana Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy (D) with its Distinguished Service Award. Windy Boy, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, was recognized for his efforts to...
Yankton Sioux Tribe: Responding to recent opinions in paper Yankton Sioux Tribe: Responding to recent opinions in paper
The chairman and secretary of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota respond to recent opinions in The Mitchell Daily Republic: The May 24 letter by Steve Novotny, of Winner,...
Navajo Nation in final testing stages for broadband system Navajo Nation in final testing stages for broadband system
The Navajo Nation is planning a final roll out this fall for its $46 million high-speed Internet system. The tribe is testing the system right now. The goal is to...
Fire damages timber facility owned by Hoopa Valley Tribe Fire damages timber facility owned by Hoopa Valley Tribe
A fire damaged a timber business owned by the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California. No one was hurt in the blaze at the Hoopa Forest Industries. But an administrative building,...
Oklahoma tribes to discuss tobacco compact with governor Oklahoma tribes to discuss tobacco compact with governor
Tribal leaders in Oklahoma are meeting Gov. Mary Fallin (R) to discuss their tobacco compacts and other issues. The United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas (UINOKT) represents 25...
Bad River Band objects to exploratory work at mining site Bad River Band objects to exploratory work at mining site
The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is objecting to exploratory work at a huge mining site in Wisconsin. The tribe says it wasn't consulted...
Tribes in US and Canada diversify into winemaking industry Tribes in US and Canada diversify into winemaking industry
Several tribes in the U.S. and Canada have joined the wine-producing industry. The Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia got into the business in 2001. The tribe supplies grapes to...
Cherokee Nation eyes $49.8M in IHS  contract support costs Cherokee Nation eyes $49.8M in IHS contract support costs
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is preparing to sue the Obama administration for $49.8 million in unpaid contract support costs. The tribal council authorized the filing of the lawsuit against...
Navajo Code Talker in contest for trip to MLB all-star game Navajo Code Talker in contest for trip to MLB all-star game
Native News Network is encouraging people to vote to send David E. Patterson Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, to the Major League Baseball all-star game. Paterson is one of...
Native politician awaits trial for domestic violence incident Native politician awaits trial for domestic violence incident
Patrick Brazeau, a Native politician from Quebec, faces a trial later this year for a domestic violence incident. Brazeau, who is Algonquin, was charged with assault and sexual assault charges...
BIA wades into leadership dispute within Chukchansi  Tribe BIA wades into leadership dispute within Chukchansi Tribe
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has identified Nancy Ayala as the leader of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California. The BIA says Nancy and six other leaders...
Cherokee man's Native language program featured by Apple Cherokee man's Native language program featured by Apple
The work of Thornton Media Inc., a company owned by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is being highlighted by Apple.
Klamath Tribes    issue first call  for treaty-based    water rights Klamath Tribes issue first call for treaty-based water rights
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon issued a historic call for their treaty-based water rights. The Oregon Water Resources Department in March confirmed the tribe's senior rights in the Klamath River...
Johnny Rustywire: The story of the girl with the little kittens Johnny Rustywire: The story of the girl with the little kittens
Johnny Rustywire shares the story of the Mosi the Cat.
Brandon Ecoffey: 'There is no such thing as half-way racists' Brandon Ecoffey: 'There is no such thing as half-way racists'
Jessica Giard, the editor of the Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun, managed to display the same level of willful ignorance that the Chamberlain school board showed when they denied the singing of a Native American honoring song at Chamberlain’s High School graduation.

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