Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (February 24, 2015)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.
Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers (February 24, 2015)
Landowners on five reservations in five states are facing deadlines in March and April.
Dean Suagee: Tribal issues being ignored in Keystone XL battle (February 24, 2015)
If the pipeline goes through, there would be widespread adverse effects on traditional cultural properties and other places of religious and cultural importance.
Bill John Baker: Sharing the Cherokee Nation's story of success (February 24, 2015)
As Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I am proud of the progress we are making for our citizens and for all of Oklahoma.
Sonny Skyhawk: Native Americans still underrepresented in film (February 24, 2015)
The reality is that if no scripts or films are made that include roles for Native people then we are excluded from the opportunity to participate in the yearly considerations for Golden Globe Awards, Sag Awards, and Oscars.
Indian artist blasts vandalism of murals as an 'act of terrorism' (February 24, 2015)
The Great Walls of Indian Heritage were destroyed sometime over the weekend.
Bill for tribal marijuana agreements advancing in Washington (February 24, 2015)
The bill would allow the state to work with tribes on marijuana issues.
Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (February 24, 2015)
The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Kyle Mays: Native and African histories need fuller examination (February 24, 2015)
Black-indigenous histories are not bound by familiar historical events, tribal communities, geographies, and time periods. Nor are these histories romantic.
EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (February 24, 2015)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.
Obama expected to veto bill to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (February 24, 2015)
The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't have enough votes to override a veto.
Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte (February 24, 2015)
Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte?
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