Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to launch tribal college next year (October 4, 2013)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is leading an effort to start a new tribal college in California.

Cherokee Nation prepared to keep going despite shutdown (October 4, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says it can keep operating for up to seven months despite the shutdown of the federal government.

Mescalero Apache Nation reports results of primary election (October 4, 2013)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico held a primary election on Tuesday.

KAWC: Quechan Nation works to increase number of speakers (October 4, 2013)

The Quechan Nation is working to create more speakers of the tribal language.

OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case (October 4, 2013)

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a victory for the Swinomish Tribe in a water dispute in Washington.

Ex-housing director of Narragansett Tribe sentenced for theft (October 4, 2013)

The former director of housing for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island was sentenced for stealing federal funds.

Raid of home on Ute Reservation in Utah leads to two arrests (October 4, 2013)

Federal and local law enforcement carried out a search warrant on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.

Opinion: No excuse for racist fans in redface at baseball game (October 4, 2013)

Writer says continued use of Indian mascot by professional baseball team perpetuates acts of racism.

Oneida Nation leader testifies against Wisconsin mascot bill (October 4, 2013)

Brandon Stevens, a council member for the Oneida Nation, criticized a bill that would make it harder to eliminate Indian mascots in Wisconsin.

Opinion: Broadcasters must take stand against racist mascot (October 4, 2013)

Writer calls on television broadcasters to take a stand against the racist mascot of the Washington professional football team.

Crow Tribe puts more than 300 on furlough due to shutdown (October 4, 2013)

The Crow Tribe of Montana has put more than 300 employees on furlough due to the shutdown of the federal government.

Group forms to battle corruption on reservations in Montana (October 4, 2013)

Members of nearly every Montana tribe met on Wednesday to form a group aimed at batting corruption on their reservations.

Hualapai Tribe offers shutdown alternative to Grand Canyon (October 4, 2013)

The Grand Canyon National Park is closed due to the shutdown of the federal government but the Associated Press notes that the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona offers an alternative.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe council member in limbo (October 4, 2013)

When the Oglala Sioux Tribal council first voted 8-5 with 1 not voting in favor of, but declared one vote short of the necessary 2/3 needed to impeach Wounded Knee District representative Garfield Steele, he should have been put back to work according to Bernice Delorem, one of the tribe’s in-house attorneys.

Native Sun News: Tribes prepare for more uranium hearings (October 4, 2013)

After a week of grueling state hearings on a contested large-scale uranium mine permit in which all Native Americans opposed the project, parties prepared for another week of testimony – this time on water permits for the proposed in-situ recovery operation upstream from the Cheyenne River and Oglala Sioux Indian reservations.