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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe installs new chief and council members (December 3, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan installed a new chief and council members today.

Delay in Cobell settlement payout prompts protest in Oklahoma (December 3, 2013)

Indian landowners staged a protest in Oklahoma on Monday after learning that the second payment in the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement won't be distributed until 2014.

Lac du Flambeau Band begins new public transportation service (December 3, 2013)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin has launched a new public transportation service with the help of another tribe.

Support grows for trail to recognize forced removal of Ponca Tribe (December 3, 2013)

Support is growing for the designation of a trail that will recognize the forced removal of the Ponca Tribe.

Editorial: Recognize contributions of tribes to culture in Maryland (December 3, 2013)

Commissioners in Worcester County, Maryland, pay tribute to the tribes on the Eastern Shore.

Editorial: Yakama Nation reaches sensible agreement on gas tax (December 3, 2013)

Newspaper praises Yakama Nation for reaching gas tax agreement with the state of Washington.

Eastern Cherokee elders file lawsuit against reservation bear zoo (December 3, 2013)

Two elders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are moving forward with a lawsuit against a bear zoo on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.

Spirit Lake Nation installs new chief judge for tribal court system (December 3, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota has a new chief judge for its tribal court system.

NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (December 3, 2013)

The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

NCAI hosts Capitol Hill briefing on 'Indian' mascots on Thursday (December 3, 2013)

The National Congress of American Indians will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss the use of 'Indian' mascots.

Public school in California stands by controversial 'Arab' mascot (December 3, 2013)

A public school in southern California won't get rid of its controversial 'Arab' mascot despite protests from the Arab-American community.

Hopi Tribe files suit to block auction of sacred property in France (December 3, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona was in court in France today in hopes of stopping the auction of its sacred property.

Supreme Court won't hear case over state tax on Internet sales (December 3, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case that challenged whether the state of New York can impose taxes on sales over the Internet.

Barry Brandon: Tribes unite to defend online lending businesses (December 3, 2013)

Barry Brandon, the executive director of the Native American Financial Services Association, says tribes stand united amid challenges to their Internet lending institutions.

Mark Trahant: Healthcare.gov is running but real work lies ahead (December 3, 2013)

The healthcare.gov web site is working. I spent some time on it this weekend and it was easy to navigate, pages popped up when they should, and I quickly found answers.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe launches buyback program (December 3, 2013)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s land buyback program is set up and ready to get the word out to tribal members about their options regarding selling fractionalized interests.