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Blood Tribe welcomes first public library on a reserve in Alberta (November 5, 2013)

The Blood Tribe is hosting the first public library on a reserve in Alberta.

Opinion: 'Chief Illiniwek' mascot doesn't respect Native people (November 5, 2013)

Student at University of Illinois discusses the continued use of the Chief Illiniwek mascot.

IBIA dismisses challenges to Chumash Tribe land consolidation (November 5, 2013)

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

Slate: BIA documents from life on Lac du Flambeau Reservation (November 5, 2013)

The Vault uncovers some historical Bureau of Indian Affairs documents about the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin:

Tribes take a pass on Washington's recreational marijuana law (November 5, 2013)

So far, five tribes in Washington say they will not recognize the state of Washington's recreational marijuana law.

Anti-smoking group to collect signatures for Navajo Nation ban (November 5, 2013)

A group called Arizonans Concerned About Smoking will collect signatures to put a smoking ban on the Navajo Nation ballot in 2014.

Judge threatens chairman of Miccosukee Tribe with daily fines (November 5, 2013)

A federal judge threatened daily fines against the leader of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida as part of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.

Judge from Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves disenrollments (November 5, 2013)

A judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan approved the disenrollments of four people, a decision that will affect all of their descendants and possibly hundreds of others.

Ponca Tribe runs into opposition to land-into-trust application (November 5, 2013)

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is seeing opposition to its land-into-trust application.

BSPR: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes open language charter school (November 5, 2013)

Boise State Public Radio reports on the opening of the Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy, a new charter school operated by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

Trust reform commission hosts public webinar on November 20 (November 5, 2013)

The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will host a public webinar on November 20.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe intervenes in water dispute (November 5, 2013)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is intervening in the hearings to oppose the uranium project slated for the southern Black Hills.

Tim Giago: Some in South Dakota still observing Columbus Day (November 5, 2013)

There is a holiday that comes around every October in 49 states, but not in South Dakota. That holiday is, of course, Columbus Day.

10th Circuit puts temporary hold on horse slaughtering facilities (November 5, 2013)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary hold on horse slaughtering facilities that were set to open as early as this week.

Washington team urges fans to contact DC Council about name (November 5, 2013)

The Washington professional football team is urging fans to contact the D.C. Council to oppose a resolution that criticizes the team's racist name.