Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (March 9, 2015)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.
Workshop on tribal marijuana to be held in California next month (March 9, 2015)
The organizers of the Tribal Marijuana Conference will be in San Diego on April 2.
Alaska tribes want state to join rehearing request in ICWA case (March 9, 2015)
Barring a rehearing, the next step would be the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ireland town builds monument to thank Choctaw Nation for aid (March 9, 2015)
The tribe donated $170 in 1847 to help the Irish people during a time of great famine.
Lummi Nation signs cooperative agreement for Cobell buy-back (March 9, 2015)
The tribe will work with the Interior Department to identify fractionated interests on the reservation.
New House subcommittee on Indian issues to hold first hearing (March 9, 2015)
Insular Affairs have been added to the panel's jurisdiction despite significant legal and policy differences with Indian Country.
Michael Bird: Dental care comes up short for New Mexico tribes (March 9, 2015)
In one New Mexico pueblo, 70 percent of adults suffer from untreated dental decay, and 58 percent of the children live with untreated dental decay.
Gabe Galanda: Shame on ACLU for defending racist NFL mascot (March 9, 2015)
Our disappointment with the ACLU’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Dan Synder’s R*****ns trademark runs deep.
Tribes in Wisconsin discuss marijuana with federal prosecutors (March 9, 2015)
One issue under debate is Public Law 280, which grants civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country to the state.
Editorial: Winnebago Tribe needs to address spending of leaders (March 9, 2015)
The findings of the audit of the Winnebago Tribe and the WinnaVegas Casino call out for reform.
Native Sun News: Tribe keeps wraps on tests of water after spill (March 9, 2015)
Lisa DeVille and her husband Walter conducted independent water tests in Lake Sakakawea after frac waste spilled into the Bear Den drainage on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation’s stretch of the Missouri River watershed in July.
James Giago Davies: Protection of our children is most important (March 9, 2015)
We do not need grass roots activism to save Lakota children — we need each adult to start with their own children.
Mark Trahant: A messy Congress might actually work for tribes (March 9, 2015)
When I was a young reporter the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho went through a crisis.
Mary Pember: A tough lesson learned with 'driving while Indian' (March 9, 2015)
The officer rapped loudly with a flashlight on the passenger-side window of my car.
Andre Cramblit: Dramatic decision paid off for my health status (March 9, 2015)
Obesity has been a problem for me most of my life. Growing up I shopped in the husky section.
Steven Newcomb: Domination deprived California tribes of land (March 9, 2015)
It would appear that to this day no Indian nation in California has ever argued in a U.S. court that it is a nation, with an existence which predates the Spanish invasion, and on that basis, advocated on behalf of its full nationhood and the full extent of its original territory.
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