Taos newspaper hails Patricia Michaels as Citizen of the Year (October 10, 2013)

Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo has been named Citizen of the Year by The Taos News, her hometown paper.

Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown (October 10, 2013)

The shutdown of the federal government means no emergency assistance funds for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Cherokee Nation father to drop appeals in bitter adoption fight (October 10, 2013)

Cherokee Nation father Dusten Brown is dropping appeals in a bitter adoption and custody dispute that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Groups take Chumash Tribe's land consolidation plan to IBIA (October 10, 2013)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals will hear challenges to a land consolidation plan for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.

Military.Com: Joe Medicine Crow one of most fearless soldiers (October 10, 2013)

Military.Com names Joe Medicine Crow, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana who received the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, as its Badass of the Week.

Omaha Tribe seeks assistance after tornado hits reservation (October 10, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska declared a state of emergency after a tornado hit the reservation.

Navajo Nation near final agreement to take over detox center (October 10, 2013)

The Navajo Nation is set to take over a detoxification center in Gallup, New Mexico.

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe celebrates cultures in California (October 10, 2013)

Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, shares word of an upcoming conference on the reservation.

Opinion: Recognize full sovereignty of America's tribal nations (October 10, 2013)

Writers call for full recognition of tribal sovereignty in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Opinion: Ray Halbritter not a 'legitimate' Oneida Nation leader (October 10, 2013)

With Ray Halbritter, the federally-recognized representative of the Oneida Nation in the spotlight for the tribe's Change the Mascot campaign, a conservative publication questions his leadership.

Ashaninka people in Peru face constant threats to homelands (October 10, 2013)

The Ashaninka people in Peru have faced continued threats to their homelands over the past three decades.

Fire that burned Oglala Sioux man was set without permission (October 10, 2013)

A prescribed fire that left severe injuries on a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was set without permission.

Washington team owner defends racist name in letter to fans (October 10, 2013)

Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington professional football team, is defending the franchise amid mounting pressure to eliminate the racist name.

Suzan Shown Harjo still leading battle against racist mascots (October 10, 2013)

Activist Suzan Shown Harjo remains committed to ridding the sports world of racist mascots.

Opinion: Being Native means honoring, not neglecting, elders (October 10, 2013)

Amy Moore and Mike Taylor share the struggles of a Native elder.

Gyasi Ross: Teaching our traditions to the next generations (October 10, 2013)

Gyasi Ross on teaching traditions to the new generations of Native youth.

Steve Russell: Corporations need to get slapped around too (October 10, 2013)

Steve Russell on dealing with corporations that are more powerful than governments.