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Column: Reader defends exclusion of graduation honor song (June 13, 2013)

Columnist talks to reader who defends the exclusion of an honor song at a graduation ceremony in Chamberlain, South Dakota.

Washburn confirms lack of authority in disenrollment case (June 13, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs lacks authority to determine membership issues for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said in a decision on Wednesday. The tribe removed more than 100 people from the rolls, arguing they...

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes start work on clinic (June 13, 2013)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana broke ground on a new health clinic. The tribe is expanding the clinic in St. Ignatius. The facility will grow to 37,000 square-feet. The cost of the project wasn't reported. Get the...

Lac Courte Oreilles Band orders audit in light of possible fraud (June 13, 2013)

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe Indians has ordered a forensic audit of its finances in response to possible fraud.

Senate measure grants federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (June 13, 2013)

Sen. Kay Hagan (D) and Sen. Richard Burr (R) introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.

Authorities investigate brutal murder of Wampanoag woman (June 13, 2013)

Authorities are investigating the murder of a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

DOJ publishes notice of VAWA tribal jurisdiction program (June 13, 2013)

The Department of Justice is moving forward with tribal jurisdiction provisions of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The law recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence offenses in Indian Country. The provision doesn't kick...

BIA backs Fond du Lac Band's land-into-trust application (June 13, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing notice of a decision to take 199 acres in trust for the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians.

SDPB: Oglala Sioux Tribe to bring bison back to national park (June 13, 2013)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe will bring bison back to Badlands National Park.

Letter: Colville tribal members should remain 'Idle No More' (June 13, 2013)

Writer encourages members Confederated Tribes to remain Idle No More.

NMAI opens 'Meet Native America' series with Navajo leader (June 13, 2013)

The National Museum of the American Indian launched its Meet Native America interview series.

Rep. Young promises to take action on land-into-trust fix (June 13, 2013)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), vowed to move forward with a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after Democrats tried to include the provision in his Indian energy bill. As chairman of the House Subcommittee...

House committee approves Native American Energy Act (June 13, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R.1548, the Native American Energy Act.

Public high school in Idaho told to remove 'Redskins' mascot (June 13, 2013)

A public high school in Idaho has been ordered to eliminate its "Redskins" mascot.

Men suspected of raping and killing Indian woman are killed (June 13, 2013)

Three men who were suspected of raping and killing an Indian woman in Mexico were killed in a mob attack.

Leader of Cherokee Nation hails nomination of Keith Harper (June 13, 2013)

Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker praised the nomination of Keith Harper to an ambassador-rank post.

Heather Kendall-Miller: On the passing of elder Katie John (June 13, 2013)

Heather Kendall-Miller on the late Katie John, who died on May 31 at the age of 97.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe in Wounded Knee talks (June 13, 2013)

Wounded Knee will end up in the hands of the Oglala Lakota people.

Gyasi Ross: Support for Tatanka Means, star of 'Tiger Eyes' (June 13, 2013)

Gyasi Ross on Tatanka Means, who stars in the Judy Blume classic Tiger Eyes.