Tribes hail nomination of Michael Connor for top Interior post (August 1, 2013)

Tribal leaders welcomed the nomination of Michael L. Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.

Earl Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62 (August 1, 2013)

Earl J. Barbry Sr., the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer

Kiowa Tribe concerned about gravel mine at sacred mountain (August 1, 2013)

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is worried that its members won't have access to a sacred site where a gravel mine is planned.

Reservation voting centers facing resistance in South Dakota (August 1, 2013)

A proposal to open satellite voting offices on reservations saw resistance from the South Dakota Board of Elections.

Spirit Lake Nation court blocks disputed chairman from offices (August 1, 2013)

A judge for the Spirit Lake Nation of North barred disputed chairman Roger Yankton from entering tribal offices or contacting tribal council members.

Opinion: Genocide is right word for treatment of Native people (August 1, 2013)

Writer says there is only one word to describe Canada's treatment of Native people.

Editorial: Help South Dakota tribes with child welfare program (August 1, 2013)

Newspaper calls on state of South Dakota to work with tribes to set up their own child welfare programs.

Peter d'Errico: Embracing self-determination for tribal nations (August 1, 2013)

Peter d'Errico says UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples embraces American concept of self-determination.

Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognition (August 1, 2013)

Newspaper praises county for opposing federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California.

USDA Blog: Providing safe water for rural Navajo communities (August 1, 2013)

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is helping two Navajo Nation communities in Utah with clean water.

NCAI, Navajo Nation back controversial horse slaughter plant (August 1, 2013)

The National Congress of American Indians and the Navajo Nation are backing a controversial horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico.

Native Sun News: Skateboard competition arose from tragedy (August 1, 2013)

Throughout the history of the Oglala Lakota nation two traits have become well engrained in its people: a love for family and perseverance.

Tim Giago: Oglala Sioux Tribe should buy Wounded Knee land (August 1, 2013)

The Wounded Knee Trading Post was started in the early 1930s. At the time of its construction and during the years it operated there were never any complaints from the Survivors of Wounded Knee.