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Highlights from Day 4 of National Congress of American Indians (October 18, 2013)

Highlights from Day 4 of the National Congress of American Indians convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tribes working to recover from shutdown of federal government (October 18, 2013)

The federal government reopened its doors on Thursday but Indian Country is still feeling the effects of the 16-day shutdown.

Native Sun News: Lakota ride warns of Keystone XL Pipeline risk (October 18, 2013)

Recent dilbit spills and extreme weather events highlight the need to prevent increasing tar-sands crude-oil transport, Anishinaabe environmental leader Winona LaDuke said.

Virginia newspaper stops using 'racist' Washington team name (October 18, 2013)

A newspaper in the city where the Washington professional football team holds its training camp has stopped using the team's racist name.

Column: Why Washington football team's name must go away (October 18, 2013)

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer discusses why people should stop using the name of the Washington professional football team.

Opinion: Speaking out against the Washington football mascot (October 18, 2013)

Attorneys Jesse Witten and Paul Moorehead discuss legal and political efforts to eliminate the racist mascot of the Washington professional football team.

John Plata: Tribes should take action on HEARTH Act regulations (October 18, 2013)

Attorney John Plata encourages tribes to submit their HEARTH Act regulations to the Bureau of Indian Affairs before January 26, 2014.

Native Sun News: Indian-owned Internet lender closes its doors (October 18, 2013)

Western Sky Financial/Lakota Cash an online payday loan company located on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation was forced to close its operations.