Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (March 2, 2015)
Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.
Kevin Abourezk: Leaders of Winnebago Tribe face recall attempt (March 2, 2015)
A community group in Winnebago is calling on seven tribal council members to resign their positions or risk being recalled in the wake of allegations the council members misappropriated tribal funds
Marijuana presented as another opportunity for Indian Country (March 2, 2015)
The first-ever Tribal Marijuana Conference drew a large crowd in Washington.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe banishes two women after drug arrest (March 2, 2015)
The women were carrying large amounts of heroin and another drug.
Opinion: Native women won't feel safe without action in Canada (March 2, 2015)
Well, if honesty matters, then it should not surprise the federal government or the prime minister that indigenous people are literally at wits end about their treatment and Canada’s failure to value indigenous women’s lives.
Indian families in South Dakota battle to keep children at home (March 2, 2015)
Of the children in foster care in the state, 51 percent are Indian.
As the President of Doyon, Limited, I am proud of the role that we played in the recent auction, not just because the revenue will ultimately benefit our more than 19,000 shareholders in Alaska and elsewhere.
Pechanga Band to reclaim ancestors and artifacts from military (March 2, 2015)
The U.S. Navy is repatriating ancestral remains and artifacts that were uncovered on San Nicolas Island.
Travel: Ancient culture continues on Hopi Reservation in Arizona (March 2, 2015)
A ferocious wind fell like a pack of hounds upon the village of Old Oraibi, flinging clouds of dust around stone houses perched on the cliff's edge.
Cherokee Nation mourns loss of respected journalist John Shurr (March 2, 2015)
Shurr served on the editorial board of The Cherokee Phoenix, the tribe's newspaper.
Leader of Kiowa Tribe challenges BIA's intervention in election (March 2, 2015)
Chairman Amber Toppah has remained in charge of the tribe for more than four years.
Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuit (March 2, 2015)
The non-Indian plaintiffs can now pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Indian tobacco company rebuffed in another dispute with state (March 2, 2015)
Native Wholesale Supply Company has lost battles with Oklahoma, California and Idaho.
Supreme Court won't hear Stockbridge-Munsee Band land claim (March 2, 2015)
The tribe is the latest to fall victim to a trend that started with a Supreme Court decision that had nothing to do with land claims.
Lac Vieux Desert Band relies on revenue from lending business (March 2, 2015)
According to The Washington Post, 42 percent of the tribe's budget comes from online loans.
Jodi Gillette: Administration making progress in Indian Country (March 2, 2015)
As part of his commitment to strengthening nation-to-nation relationships with Indian tribes, President Obama hosted his sixth White House Tribal Nations Conference in December 2014.
David Wilkins: Tap into the knowledge and power of our nations (March 2, 2015)
Of course, we all know that every one of our nations was hammered hard by the merciles and unrelenting forces of invasive colonial powers, intent on claiming dominion over our lands, lives, and liberties.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest (March 2, 2015)
The Native sharpshooter was able to disrupt field movements and cut the chain of command among the European trained armies with their bright uniformed and glittering metal rank adornments.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne family celebrates history (March 2, 2015)
Four Northern Cheyenne cowboy brothers – among the oldest tribal members – were re-united to celebrate Melvin Small’s 90th birthday.
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law (March 2, 2015)
Why are treaties with Indian nations not classified in the same manner as U.S. treaties with countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Spain?
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (March 2, 2015)
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.
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5 Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland
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