Osage Nation makes cutbacks in WIC due to federal shutdown (October 3, 2013)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is making cuts to its Women, Infant and Children program due to the shutdown of the federal government.

Yankton Sioux Tribe already hit with cuts to assistance funds (October 3, 2013)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has already stopped its general assistance and heating assistance programs due to the shutdown of the federal government.

National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return (October 3, 2013)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is seeing strong runs of salmon now that dams have been removed from the Elwha River.

Red Lake Nation observes 150th anniversary of historic treaty (October 3, 2013)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota observed the 150th anniversary of the Old Crossing Treaty.

Hualapai Tribe ordered to disclose financial data from Skywalk (October 3, 2013)

A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona to disclose financial data from its popular Grand Canyon Skywalk tourist attraction.

Passamaquoddy Tribe fires finance director with criminal past (October 3, 2013)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine fired its finance director after uncovering his criminal past.

Walt Lamar: DC shutdown puts Indian Country in the crossfire (October 3, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses how the shutdown of the federal government hurts Indian Country.

Opinion: Expansion of park helps 'isolated' tribes in Colombia (October 3, 2013)

Mark Plotkin, the president of the Amazon Conservation Team, discusses how land was set aside for isolated tribes in Colombia.

Opinion: City should join fight against Chumash Tribe land bid (October 3, 2013)

Writer wants city council in Solvang, California, to fight a land-into-trust application submitted by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Oneida Nation to host symposium on racist NFL mascot in DC (October 3, 2013)

The Oneida Nation of New York is hosting a symposium on Monday to discuss efforts to eliminate the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Connecticut tribes hope for second shot at federal recognition (October 3, 2013)

Three Connecticut tribes that were denied federal recognition are hoping to get another shot if the Bureau of Indian Affairs rewrites its regulations.

Judge dismisses Miccosukee Tribe's suit against ex-chairman (October 3, 2013)

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed against its former chairman Billy Cypress.

Police make no arrests at home of Native politician in Canada (October 3, 2013)

Authorities in Quebec said no arrests were made at the home of a Native lawmaker who has been in legal trouble lately.

Chairwoman of Caddo Nation challenges removal from office (October 3, 2013)

The Caddo Nation of Oklahoma plans to call a special election after Chairwoman Brenda Shemayne Edwards was ousted in a recall.

Spirit Lake Nation cancels recall election for council member (October 3, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota won't be holding a recall election on Friday after all.

Al Jazeera: Tribal communities hit hard with federal shutdown (October 3, 2013)

Al Jazeera reports on the impact of the federal government's shutdown in Indian Country.

Law Article: States and consumers take aim at Indian lenders (October 3, 2013)

Attorney discusses legal actions facing online lenders in Indian Country.

Navajo Nation welcomes visit to tribal parks during shutdown (October 3, 2013)

National parks and monuments are closed due to the shutdown of the federal government but the Navajo Nation is reminding the public that tribal parks remain open.

Steve Russell: Getting our heads to think outside of our boxes (October 3, 2013)

Steve Russell on how we need to think outside of our boxes every now and then.

Cherokee Nation father won't be extradited in custody case (October 3, 2013)

Cherokee Nation father Dusten Brown won't be extradited to South Carolina but could still face a criminal charge there as part of a custody dispute over his daughter.

Native Sun News: Wounded Knee negotiations move forward (October 3, 2013)

The final deadline to purchase Jim Czywczysnki’s land at Wounded and Porcupine Butte by means other than a bid at a public auction is less than two weeks away.