Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (March 12, 2015)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (March 12, 2015)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.
Fort Peck Tribes ready to exercise VAWA power over non-Indians (March 12, 2015)
The tribe made changes to its laws and court procedures to ensure compliance with the landmark federal law.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes reclaim $6.5M in dispute with bank (March 12, 2015)
The funds were in limbo due to a leadership dispute that was resolved more than a year ago.
Man sentenced for assault with chainsaw at Northern Cheyenne (March 12, 2015)
The victim suffered a cut on his face so deep that his teeth were visible, The Billings Gazette reported.
Lynn Armitage: KBIC entrepreneur helps other Indian businesses (March 12, 2015)
If Thomas Carlson has his way, all Indian businesses would be listed on a new website he launched this past January called BuyIndianAct.org.
Navajo Nation case against Urban Outfitters goes to higher court (March 12, 2015)
The company sold products with the 'Navajo' name without the tribe's permission. The goods weren't Indian-produced either.
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe disputes fine in lending dispute (March 12, 2015)
Chairman John Shotton is accusing officials in Connecticut of violating his civil rights.
Yerington Paiute Tribe works with youth center to make changes (March 12, 2015)
The Silver State Academy, a facility for at-risk youth, will be required to maintain enrollment of less than 30 students.
JoDe Goudy: Yakama Nation committed to well-being of children (March 12, 2015)
We will continue to monitor this situation carefully to ensure Desi’s safety, health and wellbeing.
Basketball team from Winnebago Tribe aims for tournament win (March 12, 2015)
The Winnebago Indians already won their first game and hope to go all the way for the Class C-1 state title.
Former leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe pushes action on marijuana (March 12, 2015)
Tribal members will vote April 23 on a petition to repeal the anti-marijuana law on the reservation.
Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Summit set for April 23 in New Mexico (March 12, 2015)
Interest in marijuana continues to grow in Indian Country, judging by the number of meetings and organizations popping up.
Torres Martinez Tribe won't sell marijuana directly to consumers (March 12, 2015)
The tribe plans to provide the product to medical shops across the state.
White House Blog: Launching the Gen-I Tribal Leader Challenge (March 12, 2015)
The White House is inviting tribal leaders to take concrete steps to engage with Native youth in their communities and help them complete the Gen-I Native Youth Challenge.
Native Sun News: Homeless Indian man found dead in Rapid City (March 12, 2015)
On the morning of Mar. 3 at approximately 10:30 a.m., police were called to the corner of Omaha and 5th streets, near Memorial Park for a report of a man found lying dead.
Ivan Star: Self-contained Lakota families slowly become extinct (March 12, 2015)
Most of today’s children are growing up without the benefits of a father and a mother within the context of a self-sufficient family.
Jacqueline Keeler: Media enables fake Indian mascot defenders (March 12, 2015)
Eugene Herrod from the Southern California Indian Center has done extensive background research on Mark Yancey and of Dennis 'Yellowhorse' Jones.
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