New Yorker: Nez Perce Tribe takes stand against megaloads (March 19, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho took a stand against megaload shipments through the reservation and through its treaty territory.
Muscogee Nation flute maker one of few to carry on tradition (March 19, 2014)
Nelson Harjo is one of the last traditional flute-makers of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.
Meskwaki Tribe places historic bear claw necklace on display (March 19, 2014)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has reclaimed a part of its history.
Paulette Jordan, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, running for Idaho House (March 19, 2014)
Paulette Jordan, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, is campaigning for a seat in the Idaho Legislature.
DOI land buy-back boosts economy on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 19, 2014)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is bringing an economic boost to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Bipartisan group introduces measure to reauthorize NAHASDA (March 19, 2014)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House introduced a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
FCC seeks nominees for Native Nations Broadband Task Force (March 19, 2014)
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking nominations for its Native Nations Broadband Task Force.
Lisa Murkowski: Road to nowhere a lifesaver for Native village (March 19, 2014)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) criticizes former Interior secretary Bruce Babbitt for comments about a road that would help an Alaska Native village.
Letter: Mascot critics 'insecure' with their own tribal heritage (March 19, 2014)
Writer doesn't understand why Native people are upset by stereotypical portrayals of their culture.
Jamie Gua: Inspiring success in our Native American students (March 19, 2014)
Jamie Gua, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes who teaches on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, touts the benefits of Teach for America.
Al Jazeera: Drought hits hard for tribes in northern California (March 19, 2014)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are being hit hard by drought conditions in California.
Opinion: Cowboys and Indians unite in fight over Keystone XL (March 19, 2014)
Writer discusses Indian and non-Indian opposition to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Law Article: DOI takes diligent approach with land-into-trust (March 19, 2014)
Attorneys discuss new legal opinion from the Interior Department that addresses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar:
Law Article: IRS issues guidance on taxation of tribal per caps (March 19, 2014)
Attorneys discuss guidance from Internal Revenue Service regarding the taxation of per capita payments from tribal trust funds.
City changes wording of 'apology' to Wiyot Tribe for massacre (March 19, 2014)
The city of Eureka, California, has changed the wording of an 'apology' to the Wiyot Tribe for the 1860 massacre at Indian Island.
John Kane: Republicans and Democrats go after tribal wealth (March 19, 2014)
John Kane doesn't think Republicans or Democrats have treated tribes in New York kindly, especially when it comes to tobacco.
Internet lenders in Indian Country under scrutiny in 21 states (March 19, 2014)
At least 21 states are targeting online lenders in Indian Country.
Julianne Jennings: Moving beyond the reservation in my mind (March 19, 2014)
Julianne Jennings turns to books to go beyond the reservation in the mind.
Simon Moya-Smith: Revoke Wounded Knee massacre medals (March 19, 2014)
Simon Moya-Smith calls on President Barack Obama to revoke the Medal of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.
Native Sun News: School board member advocates for Natives (March 19, 2014)
Since being elected to the Rapid city school board in 2011 Laura Schad has established a reputation as being an advocate for not only Native students but all students.
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Top Stories1 Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
2 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
3 Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
4 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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