Oglala Sioux Tribe ready for major referendum on liquor sales (August 12, 2013)

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether to legalize alcohol sales on the reservation.

Tulalip Tribes exclude member for medicinal marijuana usage (August 12, 2013)

A member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington has been banned from the reservation for a year, a punishment he says is unfair for his use of medicinal marijuana.

Dave Palermo: Tribes upset over opposition to land-into-trust (August 12, 2013)

Dave Palermo reports on opposition by California officials to tribal land-into-trust applications.

Editorial: Get excited for 92nd annual Santa Fe Indian Market (August 12, 2013)

Newspaper is excited for the 92nd annual Santa Fe Indian Market, organized by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.

Navajo Nation president explains support for horse slaughter (August 12, 2013)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said outsiders don't understand why the tribe supports permits for horse slaughtering facilities.

Editorial: Oregon governor must veto Indian mascot measure (August 12, 2013)

Newspaper calls on Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) to veto a bill that would save some Indian mascots.

Editorial: Address controversy affecting megaload shipments (August 12, 2013)

Newspaper says clarity needed over megaload shipments amid opposition from the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

Column: Suicide rate still high among Manitoba's Native youth (August 12, 2013)

Columnist discusses the high rate of suicide among Native youth in Manitoba.

Column: Early voting in South Dakota about 'racial geography' (August 12, 2013)

Columnist says Indian voting rights group is seeking special treatment for Indian voters, based only on race.

Jay Daniels: Indian Country faces many threats to sovereignty (August 12, 2013)

Jay Daniels wonders whether Indian Country is really making any progress in light of threats to tribal sovereignty.

Cedric Sunray: Haskell University must live up to commitment (August 12, 2013)

Cedric Sunray expresses hope that Haskell Indian Nations University will live up to its commitment to educate all Indian students.

Kathleen Buerer: Tribes should use Black Hills settlement fund (August 12, 2013)

The Tribes of the Sioux Nation in their inability to come to agreement regarding the disbursal of the settlement trust funds would seem to be extending the suffering of their own people.

Native Sun News: Alaska Native advocates blast violence bill (August 12, 2013)

Alaska Native rights advocates say they are disappointed in the bill Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced Aug. 1, for equal protection of indigenous family members under the recently approved Violence Against Women Act.