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BIA to award another $8M in Tribal Climate Resilience grants (March 3, 2015)

The grants will help tribes address climate change and promote ocean and coastal management.

Lummi Nation leader moves ahead with tribal cannabis group (March 3, 2015)

The first official meeting of the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Association will take place March 12 in Las Vegas.

Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (March 3, 2015)

The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.

Dozens of Native languages down to limited number of speakers (March 3, 2015)

Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.

Albert Bender: A travesty of justice in attack on Indian children (March 3, 2015)

The police knew from the outset the identities of the alleged assailants and after weeks of investigation came forth with only one culprit.

Vince Two Eagles: Native Americans are citizens in our nations (March 3, 2015)

What difference does it make to the displaced, disenfranchised, oppressed and marginalized people if the insane destructive, disruptive or fractionalizing policies of plenary authority of one people over another is imposed in the name of 'manifest destiny' or religious doctrine?

Yerington Paiute Tribe reports another incident at youth facility (March 3, 2015)

A fight and two fires broke out at a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth on the reservation.

Editorial: Navajo Nation set to choose new president on April 21 (March 3, 2015)

Now that a date has been set for the Navajo Nation presidential election, a major hurdle will be convincing voters to turn out and cast their ballots — again.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation improves notification system (March 3, 2015)

This week Cherokee Nation used its new phone messaging system that sends a voicemail and/or text message to employees with cell phones in the event of severe weather or an emergency.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks information about heroin death (March 3, 2015)

John Sanders died just two days after a big drug bust in the community.

Patty Talahongva: Native youth become Champions for Change (March 3, 2015)

Most adults might be uncomfortable talking about sexual abuse or suicide or even the loss of culture and language but there are some Native youth who are tackling these tough issues head on.

Man from Oglala Sioux Tribe charged for abusing infant daughter (March 3, 2015)

Waylon Jason Pumpkinseed, 29, is accused of seriously injuring his four-month-old daughter.

Village sues DOI over Oneida Nation land-into-trust documents (March 3, 2015)

The village of Hobart wants a wide range of documents for land on the reservation.

Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender (March 3, 2015)

Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee set for hearing on IRRIGATE Act (March 3, 2015)

The bill authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to cover the costs of operations and maintenance at irrigation projects in Indian Country

DOI schedules listening session on buy-back program in Arizona (March 3, 2015)

The meeting takes place March 19 on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

Mary Pember: Bad River Band wins as massive mine put on hold (March 3, 2015)

The mining debate helped create new and surprising alliances between tribal groups and local citizens.

Column: Navajo Nation takes basketball obsession to new level (March 3, 2015)

Reservation basketball takes the form of obsession here. Baskets made of wire and garbage pails and small tubs hang off homes and garages and wooden poles anchored in patches of red dirt.

Native Sun News: Mine proposed near sacred site in Black Hills (March 3, 2015)

In reopening an abandoned silica-sand mine in the Black Hills National Forest, claim owners say they will strive to respect the Native American sacred and cultural legacy of the surrounding area.