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Indian arts organization surprised by departure of top executive (April 8, 2014)

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts said it was open to talks with its former chief operating officer but neither side appears to be saying what led to the break.

Kyle Edwards: Racial tensions common on hockey rink in Canada (April 8, 2014)

Student Kyle Edwards, a former hockey player from the Lake Manitoba First Nation, says racial tensions were common on the rink.

FBI seeks murder charges for death on Meskwaki Reservation (April 8, 2014)

The FBI is pursuing murdering charges against a young member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa.

Son of late Agua Caliente Band chairman wins council election (April 8, 2014)

Reid Milanovich is following in the footsteps of his father, Richard Milanovich, the late former chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding (April 8, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.

UKB elder remains one of last mono-lingual Cherokee speakers (April 8, 2014)

An 83-year-old member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is one of the last mono-lingual speakers of the Cherokee language.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe stifled due to lack of quorum on council (April 8, 2014)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming lacks a quorum on the business council, making it impossible to make certain decisions.

Moapa Band celebrates completion of $2.4M solar power project (April 8, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has completed a $4.2 million solar energy project.

Zuni Pueblo asks European museums to repatriate sacred items (April 8, 2014)

Leaders of Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico have been meeting with museums in Europe to seek the return of sacred property.

BIA and IHS hold another consultation on contract support costs (April 8, 2014)

The Obama administration has scheduled another tribal consultation session to talk about contract support costs and has extended a deadline for comments on the matter.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reach agreement for Cobell buy-back (April 8, 2014)

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota reached a cooperative agreement as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Seminole Tribe sued over failed business deal with music group (April 8, 2014)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is being sued by the former manager for the music group Candlebox.

Steve Russell: Payday loan donations funneled to Utah politician (April 8, 2014)

Steve Russell on corruption in Utah, with the help of a politician and the payday lending industry.

Native Sun News: Native Republican in race for Arizona governor (April 8, 2014)

John Molina, a Native American who grew up in the tiny village of Guadalupe, has thrown his hat in to the Arizona gubernatorial race.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on education (April 8, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday for its series on education.