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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurates new leadership (December 17, 2014)

New council members vow to ‘give a voice back to the people’ as they take office.

Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino (December 17, 2014)

The Answer Man asks Chief Michell Hicks if the tribe will be selling marijuana at its casino.

Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate (December 17, 2014)

Russell Begaye called for the tribe to hold the delayed presidential election as soon as possible.

Amanda Blackhorse: Fake chiefs and fake headdresses must go (December 17, 2014)

The way in which professional sports, Hollywood and the media has created and promoted their idea of a 'chief is a bamboozled version of our freedom fighters.

Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (December 17, 2014)

Krista Langlois of High Country News looks back at some of the major stories in Indian Country this year.

DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (December 17, 2014)

Offers were sent to more than 400 landowners. The deadline to accept is February 2, 2015.

Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride (December 17, 2014)

The annual Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride is evidence of the power of the seventh generation to lead under the healing powers of the Sunka Wakan Oyate.

Native activists in Brazil protest land bill with bows and arrows (December 17, 2014)

Police prevented the activists from interrupting a meeting where lawmakers were considering the land bill.

Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (December 17, 2014)

Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (December 17, 2014)

A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Column: Chief Cliff still an undeniably spiritual place in Montana (December 17, 2014)

Author Jaix Chaix explores the legends behind a sacred site overlooking Flathead Lake.

Norm DeWeaver: Job market is a disaster zone in Indian Country (December 17, 2014)

Even as the Obama Administration was touting progress in Indian Country, the Census Bureau reported that the unemployment rate for the Indian workforce in reservation areas is 22.6 percent.

Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (December 17, 2014)

Nearly a year ago the National Congress of American Indians posted on YouTube the ad that could not afford to run.

Boyd Cothran: Torture justified by treatment of Indian prisoners (December 17, 2014)

Professor Boyd Cothran discusses how the treatment of Modoc prisoners of war in the 1800s was used by the Bush administration's policy on torture.