Documents remain sealed in murder of Haliwa-Saponi woman (March 20, 2014)
The murder of Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina, remains unsolved and the media wants to know why police records remain under seal.
Ben Fenner: Conservative justice collides with Indian Country (March 20, 2014)
Attorney Ben Benner dissects oral arguments in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a U.S. Supreme Court case that will test the limits of tribal sovereign immunity.
George Wasson, elder from Coquille Tribe, killed in crime spree (March 20, 2014)
George Wasson, an elder from the Coquille Tribe of Oregon, was killed on Wednesday in a bizarre crime spree that ended in California with the death of the suspect.
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (March 20, 2014)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a legislative hearing next week.
Al Jazeera: New Mexico tribe maintains farming amid drought (March 20, 2014)
Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico had to give up its traditional irrigation methods in order to continue farming during drought conditions.
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe ends residence requirement for voting (March 20, 2014)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has eliminated a residency requirement for its elections.
Authorities were warned about ex-Cedarville Rancheria leader (March 20, 2014)
Local authorities were warned about Cherie Lash Rhoades, the former chairwoman of the Cedarville Rancheria of California months before she allegedly murdered four people at the tribal offices.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax (March 20, 2014)
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is firing back at Mayor Wes Mainord of Shawnee, Oklahoma, who is blaming tribes for a $4 million loss in sales tax revenue.
Seneca Nation player a standout on university's lacrosse team (March 20, 2014)
Zach Miller, a member of the Seneca Nation of New York, is making waves on the University of Denver lacrosse team.
Barry Brandon: DOJ's operation infringes on tribal sovereignty (March 20, 2014)
Barry Brandon, the executive director of the Native American Financial Services Association, criticizes the Department of Justice for going after tribal Internet lenders.
Opinion: Don't give tax break to 'wealthy' tribes in Washington (March 20, 2014)
Mayor calls on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to veto House Bill 1287, a measure that address tax exemptions on tribal-owned properties.
Petition questions casting for 'Native' role in Peter Pan remake (March 20, 2014)
Nearly 6,000 people have signed a petition that questions the casting of a White actress as a Native American character in a new version of Peter Pan.
Judge allows states to ask about US citizenship on voter forms (March 20, 2014)
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to allow the states of Arizona and Kansas to ask voters to prove they are U.S. citizens.
Judge sides with FTC in lawsuit against tribal Internet lenders (March 20, 2014)
A federal judge said the Federal Trade Commission can take enforcement actions against Internet lenders linked to tribes.
Native Sun News: South Dakota judges balk at ICWA court order (March 20, 2014)
Five state court judges in South Dakota are refusing to comply with a Federal court’s order to instruct court reporters to turn over transcripts from hearings regarding the taking of Native American children.
Peter d'Errico: Forum takes on Doctrine of Christian Discovery (March 20, 2014)
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will hold a special session on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.
Tom Vilsack: USDA helps expand opportunity in Indian Country (March 20, 2014)
Secretary Tom Vilsack of the Department of Agriculture discusses Indian Country efforts.
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