Judge rebuffs tribal online lenders in case against New York (October 1, 2013)

A federal judge has refused to stop the state of New York from taking actions that affect online lenders operated by two tribes.

Duo on Navajo Nation admit guilt for armed robbery at Sonic (October 1, 2013)

A man and woman from the Navajo Nation admitted their guilt in an armed robbery at a Sonic Drive-In on the reservation.

Federal agencies outline contingency plans during shutdown (October 1, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service have released their contingency plans as the federal government enters a shutdown.

Negotiations continue on Oklahoma tribal tobacco compacts (October 1, 2013)

So far this year, 11 tribes have reached new tobacco compacts with the state of Oklahoma and negotiations continue for other potential agreements.

Spirit Lake Nation holds another recall election after tie vote (October 1, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota will hold another recall election for a council member after the first one resulted in a tie.

Jury orders Miccosukee man to pay $35M for wrongful death (October 1, 2013)

A jury in Florida ordered a member of the Miccosukee Tribe to pay $35 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Turtle Talk: Indian law watch as Supreme Court begins term (October 1, 2013)

The Supreme Court has begun its October 2013 term, and Turtle Talk provides an update on some of the Indian law petitions on the docket.

Sherman Alexie relents on electronic editions of prior works (October 1, 2013)

Author/poet/comedian/screenwriter/filmmaker Sherman Alexie has reached an agreement for his back collection to be published electronically.

Editorial: States enacting dishonest voter identification laws (October 1, 2013)

The New York Times criticizes states like North Carolina and Texas for enacting voter ID laws that only make it harder for people to exercise their rights.

Peter d'Errico: Making policy with seven generations in mind (October 1, 2013)

Peter d'Errico on how the Native philosophy of the seven generations might be incorporated into new policies.

NMAI in Washington and in New York closed due to shutdown (October 1, 2013)

The National Museum of the American Indian has closed its facilities in Washington, D.C., and New York due to the shutdown of the federal government.

Native Sun News: From a child of reservation to a cardiologist (October 1, 2013)

Becoming a physician was always something that Dr. Dena Wilson envisioned herself doing.