Indian Health Service tops $5B mark with new budget proposal (February 2, 2015)
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.
Budget seeks small boost in funding for Office of Special Trustee (February 2, 2015)
The agency would see $143 million in fiscal year 2016, a $3.9 million increase from 2015.
Obama requests big increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (February 2, 2015)
The budget seeks $2.9 billion for the agency, or $323.5 million above the 2015 level.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (February 2, 2015)
The meeting focuses on four bills while the hearing focuses on loan leveraging in Indian Country.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate files ICWA notice for case in Nebraska (February 2, 2015)
Three Indian children are currently in foster care after a three-year-old girl was found alone on a cold night last November.
Couple from Northern Cheyenne Reservation welcomes new baby (February 2, 2015)
The arrival of Vrooks Vanae Seminole didn't exactly go as planned though.
Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (February 2, 2015)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.
Opinion: Inside the NFL's playbook for defending a racist mascot (February 2, 2015)
It's time for the Washington football team to change its name.
Review: Ojibwe author David Treuer spins vivid tale in 'Prudence' (February 2, 2015)
Natural-born storyteller David Treuer spins a vivid, sorrowful tale at a lakeside resort and in a nearby reservation town in northern Minnesota.
Column: Paiute war chief Numaga took an active stand for peace (February 2, 2015)
A photograph of the 6-foot tall Numaga, dressed in native buckskin hunting attire, displays his good looks.
Editorial: Tsi Akim Maidu Tribe helps bring community together (February 2, 2015)
Ideas and plans for exactly how to use the 21⁄2 acres are still being explored, but it seems pretty likely the site will host some sort of interpretive and cultural preservation work.
Tim Giago: Incident shows racism is alive and well in Rapid City (February 2, 2015)
The ironies of the racial incident at the Rush hockey game at the Rapid City Civic Center are numerous.
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band has long history of stewardship (February 2, 2015)
The tribe has been a management partner in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Nationa Monument since the beginning and continues to be an active partner.
Daazhraii Johnson: Protecting the sacred place where life begins (February 2, 2015)
As a mother, I am acutely aware of the conditions we must maintain from womb to birth to ensure the health of mother and child and also that birthing space is sacred.
Eldon Shiffman: Give Chumash Tribe a chance to reclaim its land (February 2, 2015)
I think even the opponents of the tribe’s efforts to bring more land into reservation status would agree that reacquiring items that represent their history is a good thing and should be encouraged and supported.
NAJA: Paper owes apology for flawed story about Indian children (February 2, 2015)
The Rapid City Journal published a regrettable headline and flawed story on Saturday that represents one of the more troubling examples of irresponsible coverage of Native Americans in recent years.
Danielle Miller: Media lauds violence against our Indian children (February 2, 2015)
When Native children are being assaulted, the immediate reaction should not be to seek justifications for the attack.
Native Sun News: Wambli Ska group keeps Indian children safe (February 2, 2015)
The Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society of Rapid City is keeping kids off the streets and families actively participating in traditional practices while walking the red road to healthy living.
Phil Baird: Looking back at early days of the Indian rodeo circuit (February 2, 2015)
In 1912, the Rosebud Sioux Reservation town of White River, S.D. held its first Independence Day celebration with bronco busting, roping contests, and a 'sham' battle by the local Indians.
Opinion: File charges for hateful assault against Indian children (February 2, 2015)
The actions of the men in the VIP Suite was despicable, humiliating, and devastating to these children’s well-being and safety.
Steve Russell: The clown car of early GOP presidential hopefuls (February 2, 2015)
I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United.
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