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Controversial defense bill includes Northern Cheyenne Tribe deal (December 9, 2014)

The bill places land in trust for the tribe although property near sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota is no longer included.

Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund government (December 9, 2014)

The 1,603-page Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe (December 9, 2014)

The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series.

Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 9, 2014)

The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.

Victor Lopez-Carmen: College must respect indigenous students (December 9, 2014)

Member of Oglala Sioux Tribe calls on Ithaca College to improve its Native American studies program.

Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes (December 9, 2014)

Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?

Youth arrested at at-risk facility on Yerington Paiute Reservation (December 9, 2014)

Several youth were reportedly arrested after a fight broke out.

Former Chippewa Cree Tribe chair pleads guilty in corruption case (December 9, 2014)

John “Chance” Houle admitted he accepted bribes and kickbacks from companies and vendors that did business with the tribe.

Government attorneys don't want to release judge's racist emails (December 9, 2014)

Clifford Birdinground, a former chairman of the Crow Tribe who was convicted of bribery, wants to see the emails in hopes of clearing his name.

NATHPO launches effort to help U.S. military protect sacred sites (December 9, 2014)

Richard Meyers of South Dakota State University will be reaching out to Native communities as part of a study.

Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California (December 9, 2014)

The money will be used to address homelessness in Santa Barbara County.

Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (December 9, 2014)

A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.

Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case (December 9, 2014)

The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (December 9, 2014)

The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.

Thomas Perez: Labor Department grants open to all tribal nations (December 9, 2014)

Going forward, the department will ensure that federally recognized tribes can apply for all of our employment and training grants

Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (December 9, 2014)

Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization (December 9, 2014)

President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.

Native Sun News: Program changes the lives of urban Indian youth (December 9, 2014)

The Ateyapi Mentoring Program has been at Rapid City Central High School since 1994 and has been encouraging healthy living for Native American students.