Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux (June 12, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this afternoon 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....
Oklahoma tribes report positive talks on tobacco compacts (June 12, 2013)
Leaders of 25 tribes sat down with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on Tuesday to discuss their tobacco compacts. Most of the compacts expire at the end of the month. Although Fallin has declined a request for extension, tribal leaders...
South Dakota official blames late invitation for ICWA summit (June 12, 2013)
South Dakota Tribal Affairs Secretary J.R. LaPlante said he didn't attend an ICWA summit because he received an invitation at the "last minute."
HUD announces $563M in housing grants for Indian Country (June 12, 2013)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $563 million in grants for Indian Country.
Laguna Pueblo unveils $3.3M high-speed broadband network (June 12, 2013)
Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico unveiled a $3.3 million high-speed Internet system.
Little Traverse Bay Bands encourage use of Odawa language (June 12, 2013)
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is encouraging local businesses in Michigan to use the Odawa language. Out to Lunch, an eatery in Harbor Springs, is the first to adopt the language. A few words appear on the...
Lori Edmo-Suppah: Tribes share story of removal from Idaho (June 12, 2013)
Lori Edmo-Suppah on gathering of Shoshone and Paiute tribes in Idaho: Descendants of the original Boise Valley people are returning to our homeland Friday to Sunday to honor our ancestors. Tribal members of the Burns Paiute from Burns, Ore.; Confederated...
Opinion: Unlikely alliances help tribes protect their resources (June 12, 2013)
Zoltan Grossman on alliances between Natives and non-Natives: In the 2010s, new “unlikely alliances” of Native peoples and their rural white neighbors are standing strong against fossil fuel and mining projects. In the Great Plains, grassroots coalitions of Native peoples...
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves vote on alcohol (June 12, 2013)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has approved a referendum on alcohol sales
NFL official defends use of Washington Redskins team name (June 12, 2013)
The highest-ranking official with the NFL is defending the Washington Redskins name amid criticism from members of Congress. The Redskins name is "a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a...
Mark Trahant named journalism chair at University of Alaska (June 12, 2013)
Mark Trahant will serve as the 20th Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
10th Circuit revives case over Indian image on license plate (June 12, 2013)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit over the Indian image on the Oklahoma license plate.
One faction of Chukchansi Tribe claims victory in court case (June 12, 2013)
A leader of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is claiming victory as part of a lawsuit in federal court. Reggie Lewis should be allowed to intervene in the suit, which was filed by a rival leader,...
Blog: BIA fails to punish Jeanette Hanna for ethical violations (June 12, 2013)
Cause of Action looks into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints.
Interview with Sonny Skyhawk on Indian roles in Hollywood (June 12, 2013)
Indian Country Today interviews Sonny Skyhawk about Indian roles in Hollywood.
Steve Russell: Keeping an eye on the Fort Hood shooter trial (June 12, 2013)
Steve Russell on the Fort Hood shooter trial.
Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project (June 12, 2013)
About 140 members of the Munduruku Tribe occupied the office of the Brazilian government's Indian affairs agency in protest of a major dam project. The protest started on Monday. Tribal members oppose the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam out of...
Former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty of corruption charges (June 12, 2013)
A federal jury convicted former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) on 17 of 32 corruption charges. Renzi was indicted in connection with a land swap opposed by most tribes in Arizona. Jurors found him guilty of using his office to pressure...
Andrea Landry: A revolution began when Columbus set sail (June 12, 2013)
We stand in solidarity with our land, our waters, and our traditional knowledge. We stand together to give voice to those who have passed on before us.
Native Sun News: Tribes battle state over ICWA compliance (June 12, 2013)
In 2003, a toddler walked barefoot in front of his windowless truck trailer home. The door was open and the baby’s older sister, about 14 years old and pregnant, stood in the doorway.
Hualapai Tribe opens new route to Grand Canyon attraction (June 12, 2013)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona has opened a new access route to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The tribe received permits to build the road on property overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. The route was open on Tuesday afternoon....
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