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WyoFile: Tribes left in the dark by EPA over fracking study (June 26, 2013)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe say the Environmental Protection Agency left them in the dark about further hydraulic fracturing studies.

Cherokee Nation attorney general back to work after leave (June 26, 2013)

Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree is back on the job. Hembree took a leave of absence in early May after an investigation into "troubling" text message he sent. No wrongdoing was uncovered but Hembree said he would be seeking...

BIA approves land-into-trust application for Montana tribe (June 26, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana.

Swinomish leader Brian Cladoosby runs for NCAI president (June 26, 2013)

Brian Cladoosby, the chairman of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.

President Obama creates top-level Native American Council (June 26, 2013)

President Barack Obama signed an executive order today to establish the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The council will be headed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and will consist of members from every Cabinet department and other federal...

Native Sun News: Natives in media to be discussed at forum (June 26, 2013)

With widespread under representation and misrepresentation in the media, a forum has been set up to address this age-old problem.

IPR: Looking back on the battle for tribal rights in Michigan (June 26, 2013)

Interlochen Public Radio looks back on the tribal fishing wars in Michigan: Arthur Duhamel played a pivotal role in the history of his people. In 1974 he launched a new career as a commercial fishermen. His son, Skip Duhamel remembers...

BBC News: Yurok Tribe sees success with language efforts (June 26, 2013)

BBC News reports on efforts by the Yurok Tribe of California to preserve its language:

Soldier from Blackfeet Nation was not killed in line of duty (June 26, 2013)

A soldier from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana died last week but it wasn't in the line of duty as previously reported.

Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska reaction to decision in ICWA case (June 26, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports some Nebraska reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

HHS regulation aims to address 'Indian' status in health law (June 26, 2013)

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final regulation that aims to ensure all Indians, regardless of tribal membership, can benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

Lots of Links: Coverage of Indian Child Welfare Act decision (June 26, 2013)

Media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case, has been significant.

White House Blog: Moapa Band turns to renewable energy (June 26, 2013)

David Agnew, the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, discusses solar energy plans of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada.

Steven Newcomb: Indigenous people subject to domination (June 26, 2013)

Steven Newcomb dissects a United Nations document on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Jennifer Gapetz: Baby Veronica is a Cherokee Nation citizen (June 26, 2013)

Jennifer Gapetz, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has a message for the media in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

Supreme Court invalidates key section of Voting Rights Act (June 26, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Shelby County v. Holder on Tuesday, invalidating a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

Rep. Markey wins election for Senate seat in Massachusetts (June 26, 2013)

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, will be joining the U.S. Senate.

Stew Magnuson: Bringing View from a Wasicu column to end (June 26, 2013)

Back in August 2009, I emailed Native Sun News Editor/Publisher Tim Giago and proposed a new column: A View from a Wasicu, which as the name suggests, would be opinions on Native American issues from a white guy’s point of view.