Narragansett Tribe observes 10th anniversary of state's raid (July 15, 2013)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island held a ceremony this Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the state's raid of the reservation.

Majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on reservations (July 15, 2013)

A majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on their reservations.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe holds new election for chief, subchief (July 15, 2013)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York held a special election for chief and subchief on Saturday after the results of an earlier vote were thrown out.

Michael Finley returns to serve as chairman of Colville Tribes (July 15, 2013)

Michael Finley is the new chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington.

Opinion: County should oppose Chumash Tribe land-into-trust (July 15, 2013)

Opposition group doesn't want Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to have any land placed in trust.

Column: Some ways to trace your Wyandotte Nation ancestry (July 15, 2013)

Columnist explains how to trace Indian ancestry, using the Wyandotte Nation as an example.

ul Echo Hawk and April Day: Implementing changes for VAWA (July 15, 2013)

Attorneys Paul C. Echo Hawk and April Day discuss the steps tribes must take to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians under S.47, the Violence Against Women Act.

APR: Tribes in Colorado, Montana assert sovereignty on water (July 15, 2013)

Aspen Public Radio reports on tribal that want to strengthen their sovereignty through water.

Mary Pember: Bad River man sneaks up on guards at mine site (July 15, 2013)

Mary Annette Pember talks to Makoons, a man from the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians who visited a mining site in northern Wisconsin.

Editorial: BIA needs to be more open with federal recognition (July 15, 2013)

Newspaper questions proposed changes to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Denise Juneau mentioned as a potential candidate for Senate (July 15, 2013)

Democrat Denise Juneau, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, is said to be considering a run for Senate.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down (July 15, 2013)

Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced her resignation on Friday.

Sequestration carries major impact on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 15, 2013)

The sequestration of the federal budget carries a heavy toll in Indian Country.

Opinion: DOJ should make changes to policy on eagle feathers (July 15, 2013)

Attorney Halie Geller discusses the Department of Justice policy on eagle feathers:

Mark van Norman: Why Justice Thomas is wrong on sovereignty (July 15, 2013)

Mark van Norman discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Oneida Nation puts end to print edition of Indian Country Today (July 15, 2013)

Indian Country Today will strictly be an online operation starting this week.

Mark Trahant: Failure of immigration reform in age of austerity (July 15, 2013)

The debate over immigration reform in the House and the Senate is an interesting lens to examine the future of austerity.

Tim Giago: Racism rears its ugly head once again in Rapid City (July 15, 2013)

If you are Native American and you have lived in Rapid City for any length of time, the actions of the Department of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last Thursday would have come as no surprise.

Delphine Red Shirt: Alcohol sales will only lead to more deaths (July 15, 2013)

I spent the first years of my life in a small Nebraska town where Lakota people had access to alcohol. My memories of that time are not good.