Navajo Nation fails to reach settlement with Urban Outfitters (August 5, 2013)

The Navajo Nation failed to reach a settlement with retailer Urban Outfitters over the sale of 'Navajo' items.

Oregon governor to veto bill allowing some Indian mascots (August 5, 2013)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is set to veto a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots with approval of the local tribe.

Blackfeet Nation requested investigation of youth program (August 5, 2013)

Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana requested an investigation into a youth program that received $9.6 million in federal funds.

Larry EchoHawk moves to Philippines for Mormon church job (August 5, 2013)

Larry Echo Hawk, the former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has moved to the Philippines.

Nez Perce Tribe opposes megaload shipments on highways (August 5, 2013)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is calling on the U.S. Forest Service to stop the shipment of large equipment through Idaho and Montana.

Cherokee Nation Council relocates following mold discovery (August 5, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation Council has moved out of its building after mold was discovered in nearly every room.

Seminole Nation received $12.5M under trust fund settlement (August 5, 2013)

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma received $12.5 million under a trust fund settlement with the federal government.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wants share of Cobell consolidation funds (August 5, 2013)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho wants to be included in a pilot project for the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

Judge temporarily blocks opening of horse slaughter plants (August 5, 2013)

A federal judge temporarily blocked two horse slaughtering plants from opening in response to a lawsuit that has drawn tribal interest.

KSKA: Kiana Tribe discovers connection with historic village (August 5, 2013)

The Kiana Traditional Council of Alaska is working with archaeologists on the excavation of its historic village.

Raymond Foxworth: Improve health through food sovereignty (August 5, 2013)

Raymond Foxworth of the First Nations Development Institute praises the Navajo Nation Council for considering a bill to impose taxes on junk food.

Brandon Ecoffey: Oglala Nation must move on Black Hills claim (August 5, 2013)

Over the course of the last four years, the Oglala Sioux Tribe along with other members of the Oceti Sakowin have focused the majority of their energy on topics that have included the Cobell settlement, ICWA, the Wounded Knee sale, stopping the Keystone pipeline, shutting down White Clay, legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, gaming, prairie dog control, honoring Hugo Chavez, and the usual run of the mill intertribal and intercommunity petty politics that seem to consume a huge majority of the council’s time.

John Christian Hopkins: Navajo Nation moves on its own time (August 5, 2013)

John Christian Hopkins spends some time with the Navajo Nation Council.

Marc Simmons: Tribe massacred its own for religious treason (August 5, 2013)

Historian Marc Simmons writes of genocide committed by members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

Radio: Little Traverse Bay Bands debut $2.5M fish hatchery (August 5, 2013)

Interlochen Public Radio reports on a fish hatchery just opened by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.

Opinion: Lessons in changing climates from ancestral tribes (August 5, 2013)

Writer says climate change caused ancestral Pueblos to move out of cliff dwellings in the Southwest.

Editorial: Hopi Tribe needs help recovering cultural palimony (August 5, 2013)

Newspaper calls on federal government to help Hopi Tribe of Arizona reclaim its cultural property from an auction house in France.