Eastern Cherokees gain support for acquisition of sacred site (September 25, 2013)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is gaining support for its effort to acquire the sacred Nikwasi Indian Mound in North Carolina.
Tribes support measure to address general welfare exclusion (September 25, 2013)
Tribes are supporting legislation in the 113th Congress that would address taxation of benefits provided by tribal governments.
Shinnecock Nation hosts federal prescription drug task force (September 25, 2013)
The Shinnecock Nation of New York is taking steps to combat prescription drug abuse.
Muscogee Nation buys rights to expand fast food restaurant (September 25, 2013)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will be bringing the Rex's Chicken fast food restaurant to its territory.
Washington football franchise considered third most valuable (September 25, 2013)
The Washington professional football is worth an estimated $1.7 billion, Advertising Age reports.
San Manuel Band donates $185K to both parties in California (September 25, 2013)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $185,000 so far this year to Democrats and Republicans in California.
MinnPost: Forum addresses trafficking of Native women, girls (September 25, 2013)
MinnPost reports on a forum to address the trafficking of Native women and girls in Minnesota.
Opinion: No easy answers to online lending in Indian Country (September 25, 2013)
Writer discusses controversy facing online lending industry in Indian Country.
Northern Arapaho Tribe sees opposition to land-into-trust bid (September 25, 2013)
Commissioners in Fremont County, Wyoming, voted 3-2 to oppose a land-into-trust application submitted by the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
Cherokee Nation teen found guilty over school shooting plot (September 25, 2013)
A young member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma was convicted for plotting a shooting at his high school.
Oklahoma governor doesn't want Cherokee father extradited (September 25, 2013)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said she doesn't want Cherokee Nation citizen Dusten Brown extradited to South Carolina now that his daughter is in the custody of a non-Indian couple there.
Mark Trahant: Playing games with Indian Country's funding (September 25, 2013)
Watch out for fights coming from the Capitol. The Senate versus the House. Republicans opposed to Democrats.
Republicans looking for way to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (September 25, 2013)
Republican lawmakers are looking for ways to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline and could use talks about the U.S. debt limit as leverage.
Editorial: An embarrassing GOP campaign against health law (September 25, 2013)
The New York Times on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is trying to eliminate federal funds for the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 law that reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Steven Newcomb: Dakota doctor became avowed Christian (September 25, 2013)
Steven Newcomb reflects on the life of Charles Eastman, a Santee Dakota man who was one of the first Indian physicians.
Native Sun News: Non-Indians choose sides in uranium fight (September 25, 2013)
Edgemont is at Ground Zero for the nuclear industry in Lakota territory: It is the headquarters for the first in-situ uranium mining proposed in the state.
Keith Harper faces hostile Sen. McCain at nomination hearing (September 25, 2013)
An old controversy surfaced on Tuesday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the nomination of Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, to serve in an ambassador-rank post.
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2 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
3 Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
4 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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