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Senate heads to final vote on package with mine on sacred land (December 12, 2014)

The controversial defense bill transfers federal land to a private company for a mine on sacred Apache sites in Arizona.

Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 12, 2014)

The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.

House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (December 12, 2014)

The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.

House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow vote (December 12, 2014)

The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Pueblo family upset by one-year sentence over singer's death (December 12, 2014)

The non-Indian assailant received a year in prison and two years of supervised released.

Opinion: Tribal consultation policy goes against disclosure laws (December 12, 2014)

Attorney questions new policy released by the California Department of Business Oversight.

Native Sun News: Bales taken at Rosebud Sioux Tribe spirit camp (December 12, 2014)

Tribal and federal agencies are looking into an incident involving the removal of dozens of giant alfalfa bales from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Oyate Wahacanka Woecun Spirit Camp.

John Kane: New York tries to choke tribal tobacco product sales (December 12, 2014)

The Native tobacco industry will not lie down for the Governor, his courts or his cops.

Chelsey Luger and Gyasi Ross: Suicide can break a family's spirit (December 12, 2014)

This is the last in the Suicide Chronicles series and hopefully a model for one of those uncomfortable conversations.

Steve Russell: Congress sinks the boat unless we rock the boat (December 12, 2014)

If this is the best government can do, maybe shutting it down is not such a terrible plan.

Opinion: It's hard to ignore the racial problems with Peter Pan (December 12, 2014)

Our portrayal of American Indians matters.