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Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux Audio from SCIA confirmation hearing for Yvette Roubideaux
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...
Oklahoma tribes report positive talks on tobacco compacts Oklahoma tribes report positive talks on tobacco compacts
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....
South Dakota   official blames late invitation for ICWA summit South Dakota official blames late invitation for ICWA summit
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 HUD announces $563M in housing grants for Indian Country
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $563 million in grants for Indian Country.
Laguna Pueblo unveils  $3.3M high-speed broadband network Laguna Pueblo unveils $3.3M high-speed broadband network
Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico unveiled a $3.3 million high-speed Internet system.
Little Traverse Bay Bands encourage  use of Odawa language Little Traverse Bay Bands encourage use of Odawa language
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...
Lori Edmo-Suppah: Tribes share story of removal from Idaho Lori Edmo-Suppah: Tribes share story of removal from Idaho
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....
Opinion: Unlikely alliances help tribes protect their resources Opinion: Unlikely alliances help tribes protect their resources
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...
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux  Tribe approves vote on alcohol Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves vote on alcohol
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has approved a referendum on alcohol sales
NFL official defends use of   Washington  Redskins   team name NFL official defends use of Washington Redskins team name
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,...
Mark Trahant named journalism chair at  University of Alaska Mark Trahant named journalism chair at University of Alaska
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 10th Circuit revives case over Indian image on license plate
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 One faction of Chukchansi Tribe claims victory in court case
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...
Blog: BIA fails to punish Jeanette Hanna for ethical violations Blog: BIA fails to punish Jeanette Hanna for ethical violations
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 Interview with Sonny Skyhawk on Indian roles in Hollywood
Indian Country Today interviews Sonny Skyhawk about Indian roles in Hollywood.
Steve Russell: Keeping an eye on  the   Fort Hood shooter trial Steve Russell: Keeping an eye on the Fort Hood shooter trial
Steve Russell on the Fort Hood shooter trial.
Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project
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...
Former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty of corruption charges Former Congressman Rick Renzi guilty of corruption charges
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....
Andrea Landry: A revolution began when Columbus set sail Andrea Landry: A revolution began when Columbus set sail
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 Native Sun News: Tribes battle state over ICWA compliance
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 Hualapai Tribe opens new route to Grand Canyon attraction
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...

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