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Court allows Oglala Sioux parents to sue officer for son's death Court allows Oglala Sioux parents to sue officer for son's death
Christopher Capps, 22, was shot and killed by a deputy in May 2010. At least one bullet entered through his back.
Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs
The field hearing will take place on March 31 at the Chiefs Technical Center on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum
President Warren 'Chris' Swartz said he has already seen resistance from the state attorney general.
Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations
Though admittedly different than the land and treaty rights involved in the Kapyong case, the Agua Caliente model is an impressive example of how negotiation and compromise can effectively function.
Mary Pember: Alaska Natives bring healing in a traditional way Mary Pember: Alaska Natives bring healing in a traditional way
Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike any other mental health professional intervention team.
Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana Three tribes in Maine are latest to express interest in marijuana
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are actively discussing the matter.
Defendant disputes plea in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case Defendant disputes plea in Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case
The crime stems from the transfer of a vehicle worth $25,000 to the tribe's former chairman, who was sentenced last week.
Four family members sentenced for theft from reservation town Four family members sentenced for theft from reservation town
The town manager forged checks to herself and her family, stealing more than $132,000 in the process.
Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river
Since 1818, the heart of the Nation’s reservation has been the islands in the river north from Indian Island, their town 15 miles upriver from Bangor.
Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate
With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.
Boys basketball team from Winnebago Tribe cruises to state win Boys basketball team from Winnebago Tribe cruises to state win
The Winnebago Indians defeated the number-two ranked rival to secure their first state title in 75 years.
Jay Daniels: BIA takes it real slow with rights-of-way regulation Jay Daniels: BIA takes it real slow with rights-of-way regulation
Lets see, started in 2007 and now it’s 2015. The proposed revision still has not been finalized.
Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe starts business arm Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe starts business arm
Recently, the Tribal Council decided to turn management of three tribal businesses over to a separate entity, the Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation.
Harlan McKosato: You can never back down and accept racism Harlan McKosato: You can never back down and accept racism
Some of my fondest memories attending the University of Oklahoma were whipping up on frat boys on the intramural football fields and basketball courts.
Steven Newcomb: Indian Claims Commission wasn't legitimate Steven Newcomb: Indian Claims Commission wasn't legitimate
When the Europeans ‘discovered’ the North American continent they found it inhabited by the Indians and the question of their rights aroused a great moral debate.

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