Opinion: New deal for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (July 1, 2013)

Writer calls on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state of Montana to negotiate a new water rights compact.

Spirit Lake Nation voters remove Roger Yankton as chairman (July 1, 2013)

Voters of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota ousted Roger Yankton as chairman at a general council meeting today.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets roundtable on education (July 1, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is hosting a roundtable next week on Indian education.

Former Hopi Tribe leader disputes suit over bad investments (July 1, 2013)

Ben Nuvamsa, a former chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, says a lawsuit over alleged bad investments is bogus.

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe to develop old Indian center property (July 1, 2013)

Newspaper praises new law to sell an old Indian cultural center property to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina:

Native woman swims 32 miles to raise cancer research funds (July 1, 2013)

A Native woman from British Columbia swam 32 miles over the weekend to raise funds for cancer research.

Supreme Court issues order to finalize decision in ICWA case (July 1, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued an order to finalize its decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee children are our most valuable asset (July 1, 2013)

Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Mark Trahant: Supreme Court sends message on voting rights (July 1, 2013)

The Supreme Court’s ruling last week on voting rights sends a simple and clear message: And now you do what they told ya.

Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes oppose cleanup plan (July 1, 2013)

Nathan Small, the chairman of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho, on the Environmental Protection Agency cleanup order for a toxic site.

Squaxin Island Tribe apologizes for killing of deer by canoers (July 1, 2013)

The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington apologized for the inappropriate actions of a group of canoers who killed a deer in southern Puget Sound.

Navajo man to serve as Native liaison for State Department (July 1, 2013)

Jack Jackson Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, will be serving as a Native liaison at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

NYT: 'Lone Ranger' isn't Johnny Depp's first role as an Indian (July 1, 2013)

Johnny Depp was playing Indian long before his role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger.

Letter: Time to get rid of tax 'exemptions' in Indian Country (July 1, 2013)

Letter writer says tribes and their members should pay income taxes on trust lands.

Column: A crisis for Indian children on the Spirit Lake Nation (July 1, 2013)

Columnist discusses Indian child welfare woes on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

Vice: A fight over fighting and sovereignty in Indian Country (July 1, 2013)

Legal issues surrounding mixed-martial arts events in Indian Country.

Marge Anderson, longtime Mille Lacs leader, passes on at 81 (July 1, 2013)

Marge Anderson, a longtime leader of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, died on Saturday. She was 81.

Johnny Rustywire: Attorneys work to help the Navajo people (July 1, 2013)

Johnny Rustywire reflects on the work of the DNA People’s Legal Services on the Navajo Nation.

Native Sun News: When child sexual abuse hits close to home (July 1, 2013)

According to experts on the Pine Ridge Reservation, child sexual abuse is a growing problem and both the victims and perpetrators are getting younger.