Comment period on BIA federal recognition closes on August 1 (May 29, 2014)
Public meetings and consultation sessions will be held across the country in July.
Cover Story: Crow Tribe banks on big energy development deal (May 29, 2014)
This week's issue of The Missoula Independent features a cover story on the Crow Tribe and its coal development deal.
Deadspin: Another social media backfire for Washington team (May 29, 2014)
The Washington NFL team asked fans to show their support on Twitter but the responses probably weren't the ones that were expected.
WXPR: Sokaogon Band opposes state emergency fishing rule (May 29, 2014)
The Sokaogon Chippewa Community says it wasn't consulted about higher fishing limits for non-Indians in Wisconsin.
History: Choctaw soldiers used language to send secret codes (May 29, 2014)
The History Network explains how members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma served as Code Talkers during World War I.
More than 200,000 calls come in every year to the police force.
DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes (May 29, 2014)
Coeur D’Alene Tribe, Umatilla Tribes and Gila River Tribes are latest to sign agreements.
Andi Murphy: Ensuring food sovereignty on the Navajo Nation (May 29, 2014)
Andi Murphy says the Navajo Nation lacks food sovereignty.
Post is vacant due to the death of former chair Jimmy Newton Jr.
Bills introduced to recognize Montaukett Nation in New York (May 29, 2014)
Tribe lost its status in a state court ruling in 1910.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe moves closer to land claim settlement (May 29, 2014)
Agreement identifies about 4,800 acres that could become a part of the reservation.
Appeals court upholds 65-year sentence for domestic offense (May 29, 2014)
Samuel John Pego was convicted for beating his girlfriend on the reservation.
Mohegan Tribe finalizes law enforcement agreement in state (May 29, 2014)
Tribal officers can arrest non-Indians and can enforce state law.
State officials are cheering Bureau of Indian Affairs rules that would allow them to block federal recognition petitions from three tribes.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe denounces racist message from firm (May 29, 2014)
Telecommunications executive apparently forgot to hang up the phone and made disparaging comments about Native people.
Column: Team wasn't named in honor of alleged Indian coach (May 29, 2014)
Columnist explores a 1933 article in which the owner of the Washington NFL team explains why he chose a racial slur as a mascot.
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Video plays into racist stereotypes (May 29, 2014)
Larry Spotted Crow Mann says hip-hop artist Emerson Windy portrayed the worst stereotypes about Indian people in Peace Pipe video.
NCAI Presidents: Confirm Keith Harper to ambassador-rank job (May 29, 2014)
Six present and former NCAI presidents support confirmation of Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation citizen.
Attorney Gabe Galanda explains why Huy was formed to protect the religious rights of Indian inmates.
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