Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act (March 4, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't outright state a position on the bill.
Tim Ballew: Northwest Indian College builds on tribal traditions (March 4, 2015)
The four-year college provides a high-quality post-secondary education for 1,064 students at our main campus on the Lummi reservation.
Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (March 4, 2015)
A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL measure (March 4, 2015)
The vote was 62 to 37 but it did not reach the two-thirds threshold required to override.
Yurok Tribe planning to debut new justice facility in the spring (March 4, 2015)
The center will house the tribal court system and the wellness court.
Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure (March 4, 2015)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) introduced H.R.1157 to place 1,400 acres in trust.
Yakama Nation woman fights tribe for custody of 12-year-old (March 4, 2015)
The tribe is reportedly objecting to surgery for the boy.
Another lawsuit filed over former federal judge's racist emails (March 4, 2015)
An investigation said the judge send 'hundreds' of racist message, including some about Native Americans.
UTTC president named to panel to choose new UND nickname (March 4, 2015)
Leander "Russ" McDonald is a University of North Dakota alumnus and a former chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation.
Leader of Chippewa Cree Tribe ousted from office for 3rd time (March 4, 2015)
Ken St. Marks accused his rivals on the council of 'making up lies' about him.
9th Circuit to consider Medicine Lake sacred site dispute again (March 4, 2015)
The Pit River Tribe and supporters are trying to stop a geothermal plant from being built near their place of worship.
Column: Work with tribes in Washington on marijuana industry (March 4, 2015)
Some of this state’s most business-savvy Native American tribes are evaluating the risks and opportunity to grow or sell marijuana.
Native News News: Ojibwe flautist shares message with music (March 4, 2015)
Musician and champion of causes, Anishinabe flautist Darren Thompson performed at the Dahl Arts Center and began recording his second album.
The celebration of racism can never be justified – not by tradition and certainly not by pride.
Stanley Heller: Help eliminate an Indian mascot in Connecticut (March 4, 2015)
Honor the memory of the tribes? Give me a break. Mascots are chosen to be fierce or funny or exotic.
Winona LaDuke: Ingrid Washinawatok's vision remains strong (March 4, 2015)
This week marks the 15th anniversary of the kidnapping and assassination of Menominee leader Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa.
Steven Newcomb: Domination doctrine and the Quinault Nation (March 4, 2015)
The system of domination has a number of sources, starting with Genesis 1:28 of the Old Testament, which instructs 'man' to 'subdue the earth,' and 'dominate' all living things.
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