Judge issues decisions in two Quapaw breach of trust cases (July 19, 2013)

Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued decisions in two breach of trust lawsuits involving the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Fire blazes through 6K acres on Agua Caliente Reservation (July 19, 2013)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians says a fire has burned more than 6,000 acres of its reservation in southern California.

South Dakota governor supports tribal child welfare efforts (July 19, 2013)

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) says he supports tribal management of child welfare and foster care programs.

Another dispute over attorney fees in Cobell trust fund suit (July 19, 2013)

A nonprofit that supported the Cobell trust fund lawsuit is seeking $4.5 million from the $3.4 billion settlement to the case.

Ousted Northern Cheyenne Tribe leader awaits BIA decision (July 19, 2013)

John Robinson, the ousted president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, is waiting to see whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs signs off on his removal.

All Indian Pueblo Council dissolves nonprofit in restructuring (July 19, 2013)

The All Indian Pueblo Council in New Mexico announced a restructuring amid rumors of its demise.

Spirit Lake Nation without a leader after tribal court decision (July 19, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota is without a leader after a tribal appeals court kept Chairman Roger Yankton out of office.

Fronteras: Sequester takes cut out of Indian Health Service (July 19, 2013)

Fronteras reports on the impact of sequestration on the Indian Health Service.

Interview with Sonny Skyhawk about failure of 'Lone Ranger' (July 19, 2013)

Indian Country Today interviews Sonny Skyhawk about the failure of The Lone Ranger, including the casting of Johnny Depp as Tonto.

Turtle Mountain man added to White House fellowship panel (July 19, 2013)

Rion Joaquin Ramirez, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been named to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Authorities in Peru investigate eight murders linked to tribe (July 19, 2013)

Authorities in Peru are investigating the murders of eight men whose deaths have blamed on the Ashaninka Tribe.

Barry Brandon: Tribes turn to Internet payday loan industry (July 19, 2013)

Barry Brandon, the executive director of the Native American Financial Services Association, explains why some tribes have entered the payday loan industry.

Native Sun News: Rapid City rejects Native sculpture garden (July 19, 2013)

The Rapid City Native American community, in an effort to create a place to honor their own, faced unexpected opposition to a proposed sculpture garden.