Wampanoag student at Harvard known for poetry in languages (September 17, 2013)

A Wampanoag man who was the last Indian student at Harvard College during the colonial era is being remembered as a skilled poet.

Lac du Flambeau Band wins accreditation for dental program (September 17, 2013)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin has won accreditation for a joint dental hygiene program with Nicolet College.

Umatilla Tribes aim to keep languages alive for new generation (September 17, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are working to keep the Umatilla, Walla Walla and Nez Perce alive for new generations.

Freedmen leader eager for resolution of long-running dispute (September 17, 2013)

Marilyn Vann, the president of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, is eager for resolution of a long-running dispute involving the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Father refutes confession over murders of Spirit Lake children (September 17, 2013)

The father of two children who were murdered on the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota took the stand on Monday and disavowed a confession that he gave to the FBI.

10th Circuit revives Osage beneficiary historical accounting suit (September 17, 2013)

The federal government must account for funds held in trust for beneficiaries of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Tribal members exempt from insurance mandate in health law (September 17, 2013)

Members of federally recognized tribes and shareholders in Alaska Native corporations are exempt from the health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Cherokee Nation reports $1.3B impact on Oklahoma economy (September 17, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be releasing an economic impact report today.

KGOU: Kiowa Tribe awaiting next move on mine by sacred site (September 17, 2013)

A gravel mine opposed by the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma appears to be on hold.

Meeting fails to resolve leadership dispute in Chukchansi Tribe (September 17, 2013)

Three rival leaders of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California remain at odds despite a meeting that sought to bring their factions together.

Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives (September 17, 2013)

A firm that put $541 million into the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska has withdrawn from the project.

Opinion: Sacred sites need protection with national monument (September 17, 2013)

Rafael Gomez Jr., a council member for the Tigua Tribe, and Deborah Gangloff, the president and CEO of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, call for national monument to protect sacred sites in New Mexico.

Native Sun News: Two Native American pageant queens named (September 17, 2013)

Indian country is saying good bye to the pow wow season, except for the October Black Hills Pow Wow.