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Court allows Oglala Sioux parents to sue officer for son's death (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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 (March 16, 2015)

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.