Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves four bills at meeting (February 4, 2015)
The bills address Native youth issues, energy development and self-determination.
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on housing (February 4, 2015)
A panel of Indian housing experts discussed difficulties in securing funds for housing projects.
Women plead guilty to theft from Coeur d'Alene Tribe's business (February 4, 2015)
The defendants stole cash and checks totaling approximately $22,650 from the Benewah Market.
Otoe-Missouria Tribe to mark 100th birthday of oldest member (February 4, 2015)
Lorena Kihega DeRoin was born in 1915 and worked for the tribe until she was 98.
Rosebud Sioux woman to see mental evaluation in abuse case (February 4, 2015)
Michelle Wounded Face, 24, is accused of leaving her two daughters, aged 2 and 4, alone in car on a freezing-cold day.
Ho-Chunk Nation leader won't seek re-election to second term (February 4, 2015)
President Jon Greendeer said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leader calls fires a 'heinous act' (February 4, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
Law Article: Indian Country saw positive developments in 2014 (February 4, 2015)
From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case through the issuance by the U.S. Attorney General of principles for working with tribes, the year started and ended with key legal advancements for tribal interests.
Albert Bender: Indian children victimized by hockey game fans (February 4, 2015)
Over 100 Native Americans - parents, tribal officials and American Horse School staff - met with Rapid City officials to demand that charges be filed against the adults responsible.
Pokagon man appointed to Civil Rights Commission committee (February 4, 2015)
Matthew Wesaw will serve on the Michigan Advisory Committee for two years.
3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (February 4, 2015)
The legendary athlete's sons can now petition the Supreme Court to review the dispute.
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (February 4, 2015)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.
House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (February 4, 2015)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.
Native Sun News: Jake Herman brought humor to rodeo circuit (February 4, 2015)
Comedy is a medicine which heals the wounds of tragic events.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Bering Strait migration theory a big lie (February 4, 2015)
Imagine you are part of a small group of nomadic hunters, compelled for some unknown reason to leave your territory and drift to the northeast.
Gyasi Ross: Interview with parent at hockey game in Rapid City (February 4, 2015)
Some people committed a hate crime against little Native kids last week at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Steven Newcomb: Celebrating the genocidal legacy of the church (February 4, 2015)
Pope Francis’s decision to grant sainthood to Father Serra by canonizing him celebrates the genocidal legacy of the Spanish Catholic mission system of domination.
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4 Fake news about name change for Washington NFL team goes viral in Indian Country
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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