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Comanche Nation accuses Oklahoma of breaking tobacco deal (November 20, 2013)

The Comanche Nation,has entered emergency arbitration proceedings with the state of Oklahoma over its tobacco compact.

Editorial: Cherokee Nation reaches improved tobacco compact (November 20, 2013)

Newspaper praises Cherokee Nation for agreeing to a new tobacco tax compact with the state of Oklahoma.

Pamunkey Tribe told to wait longer for decision on recognition (November 20, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has again delayed a decision on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.

Blackfeet Nation housing agency sues BIA for damage to homes (November 20, 2013)

The housing authority of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana is seeking more than $1.2 million from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Law Article: IRS proposes rule to address fishing rights income (November 20, 2013)

Attorneys discuss a proposed Internal Revenue Service regulation that would address income earned from tribal members who exercise their fishing rights.

USDA Blog: Tribes in Michigan working to improve wild rice beds (November 20, 2013)

Tribes in Michigan are working with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to increase the number of wild rice beds.

White Earth Band removes blood quantum rule from constitution (November 20, 2013)

Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota voted to eliminate a blood quantum requirement from the tribe's constitution.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein to testify at SCIA land-into-trust hearing (November 20, 2013)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has been added to the witness list for today's Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Opera portrays Indians being gunned down by Spanish soldiers (November 20, 2013)

An opera about the Spanish conquest of the Americans has opened in Madrid, Spain, and includes a controversial scene.

APRN: Debate about law enforcement for Alaska Native villages (November 20, 2013)

Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, and Michael Geraghty, Alaska's Attorney General, appeared on Alaska Public Radio Network last week to discuss law enforcement issues in Alaska Native villages.

New York Congressman supports Change the Mascot campaign (November 20, 2013)

Rep. Dan Maffei (D-New York) called on the Washington professional football team to eliminate its 'derogatory' mascot in a speech on the House floor on Tuesday.

Former Mashantucket chair sentenced to 18 months over theft (November 20, 2013)

Michael Thomas, the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on theft charges.

Code Talkers receive long overdue honors for service in military (November 20, 2013)

American Indian and Alaska Native soldiers who used their languages to develop unbreakable codes for the military are receiving an long overdue honor today.

Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation (November 20, 2013)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 10,000 turkeys to organizations in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving giveaway.

Hopi Tribe heads to polls to choose chairman and vice chairman (November 20, 2013)

Voters of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona will elect a chairman and vice chairman today.

Turtle Mountain Band holds tribal court argument at law school (November 20, 2013)

An employment dispute within the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota was the subject of a tribal court hearing on Monday.

Dwanna Robertson: Stand up against stereotypes of our people (November 20, 2013)

Dwanna Robertson discusses the perpetration of stereotypes of Indian people, particularly Indian women.

Steven Newcomb: Indian people still fighting for their freedom (November 20, 2013)

Steven Newcomb on the fight to remain free in Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Marine from Pine Ridge receives Purple Heart (November 20, 2013)

It takes a special kind of person to continuously volunteer to place themselves in harm’s way.