Father tried to confess to murders of two Spirit Lake children (September 12, 2013)

The father of two children who were murdered on the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota tried to take the blame for their deaths.

Blackfeet Nation tells BIA to stop construction of new dorm (September 12, 2013)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is calling on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to stop work on a new dormitory at a school on the reservation.

North Dakota tribes oppose power line through historic site (September 12, 2013)

The United Tribes of North Dakota adopted a resolution opposing a power line through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield Historic Site.

Cherokee tribes to rebury remains discovered in Tennessee (September 12, 2013)

The three federally-recognized Cherokee tribes will be reburying the remains of 15 ancestors that were uncovered in Tennessee.

Leaders of Nez Perce Tribe charged for protesting megaloads (September 12, 2013)

Twenty-eight members of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, including eight of nine sitting council members, have been charged for protesting megaload shipments through the reservation.

Navajo Nation Council approves bill to aid veterans housing (September 12, 2013)

The Navajo Nation Council approved a bill aimed at improving housing conditions for the tribe's veterans.

Oneida Nation court stops removal proceeding against chair (September 12, 2013)

Ed Delgado, the chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, won't be facing a removal vote before the general council.

Editorial: Extend comments on Chumash Tribe land-into-trust (September 12, 2013)

Newspaper calls on Bureau of Indian Affairs to extend comment period on land-into-trust application for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe sharing heritage with powwow (September 12, 2013)

Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, invites public to upcoming powwow.

MTPR: Fort Belknap Tribes defend introduction of bison herd (September 12, 2013)

Some members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana are questioning why the tribe accepted bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Scott Starr: Conservative politics affect Cherokee ICWA case (September 12, 2013)

Scott Starr, a student at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the politics of the Indian Child Welfare Act dispute involving Cherokee Nation citizen Dusten Brown.

Oklahoma court backs Absentee Shawnee Tribe in ICWA case (September 12, 2013)

A judge in Oklahoma has ordered the return of an Indian child whose adoption was handled by the same attorneys in the controversial Baby Veronica case.

Alaska Native village sees controversial road as health issue (September 12, 2013)

Residents of an Alaska Native village met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell late last month to explain their need for a controversial road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

NFL commissioner appears to shift position on racist mascot (September 12, 2013)

The highest-ranking NFL official appears to be shifting his position on the use of the R-word.

Mark Trahant: Clock ticking for Congress on debt and budget (September 12, 2013)

The only thing clear is that the Republican party is deeply divided on Capitol Hill.

Steve Russell: Stop crazies like Sen. Ted Cruz at ballot boxes (September 12, 2013)

Steve Russell looks into the debate over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and whether he is a natural born U.S. citizen.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader suspended without pay (September 12, 2013)

The alleged actions of an OST councilman over the officiating of a middle school girls basketball game has landed him suspended without pay, and the family of a tribal member asking for the council to take further action.