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Sen. Tester presses for confirmation of three Indian nominees Sen. Tester presses for confirmation of three Indian nominees
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is calling on the Senate to confirm three tribal members to important posts.
Thousands pay tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. Thousands pay tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
An estimated 6,000 people attended funeral services for treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr., the late treaty rights advocate who was hailed as a visionary in Indian Country.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation says 1991 ruling resolved tax issue Citizen Potawatomi Nation says 1991 ruling resolved tax issue
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma is citing the same ruling as the city of Shawnee in a dispute over sales taxes.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still hopeful for federal recognition Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still hopeful for federal recognition
The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana is closer than ever to gaining federal recognition.
Couple pleads guilty in death of 11-month-old at Rocky Boy's Couple pleads guilty in death of 11-month-old at Rocky Boy's
A man and a woman from the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have pleaded guilty for the death of an 11-month-old boy.
Gloria Hamilton: Chief Standing Bear stood up for human rights Gloria Hamilton: Chief Standing Bear stood up for human rights
Gloria Hamilton, the culture director for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, explains the significance of Chief Standing Bear.
Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe battles megaloads through territory Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe battles megaloads through territory
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is fighting megaload shipments and that should make us question our energy choices, writer says.
Oneida Nation voters oust incumbent chair in primary election Oneida Nation voters oust incumbent chair in primary election
Ed Delgado, the chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is on his way out of office.
Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country
Attorneys discuss recent federal court decisions affecting tribes and individual Indians.
Editorial: Don't force student newspaper to use racist mascot Editorial: Don't force student newspaper to use racist mascot
Newspaper says students at public school shouldn't be forced to publish a racial slur.
Alaska Native health corporation cuts jobs amid budget woes Alaska Native health corporation cuts jobs amid budget woes
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is laying off another 110 employees and letting 50 positions go unfilled.
Chickasaw Nation turns to technology to keep language alive Chickasaw Nation turns to technology to keep language alive
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma hopes to keep its language alive for future generations.
Steve Russell: Racism emerges in Oklahoma  Senate campaign Steve Russell: Racism emerges in Oklahoma Senate campaign
Steve Russell discuss the challenges facing T.W. Shannon, a member of the Chickasaw Nation who is running for Senate.
Indian beneficiaries demand release of Cobell settlement fund Indian beneficiaries demand release of Cobell settlement fund
Indian beneficiaries want to know why they haven't received the final payment from the $3.4 billion $3.4 billion Cobell settlement.
Patrice Kunesh: USDA aids tribes with renewable energy plans Patrice Kunesh: USDA aids tribes with renewable energy plans
Patrice Kunesh, the deputy under secretary for rural development at the Department of Agriculture, urges tribes to apply for $70 million in funding for renewable energy projects.
Editorial:  Billy Frank Jr. was a true American civil rights leader Editorial: Billy Frank Jr. was a true American civil rights leader
Washington newspaper pays tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Column: Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill stirs up opposition Column: Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill stirs up opposition
Columnist looks at the debate over H.R.3313, a bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.
Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential
Peter d'Errico discusses the potential for Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc trademark challenge to address the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
Jeffrey Ian Ross: Dropping team name makes economic sense Jeffrey Ian Ross: Dropping team name makes economic sense
Jeffrey Ian Ross says eliminating the Washington professional football team's racist mascot makes economic sense.

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