Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC (March 17, 2015)
The treaty, on loan from the National Archives, has never been displayed in public until now.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue two former leaders for funds (March 17, 2015)
Former lieutenant governor Leslie Wandrie-Harjo said the money is sitting untouched in a bank.
Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich receives Library of Congress prize (March 17, 2015)
The writer from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will receive the award at the National Book Festival in September.
Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (March 17, 2015)
Also elected were Kenneth Kahn, who will serve as vice chair; Gary Pace, secretary/treasurer; and board members Maxine Littlejohn and Mike Lopez.
Agua Caliente Band anticipates decision in water rights lawsuit (March 17, 2015)
The tribe, backed by the Department of Justice, is suing two water districts to determine the extent of its water rights.
Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (March 17, 2015)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.
Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government (March 17, 2015)
Not enough representatives showed up to a meeting but that didn't stop debate on the idea.
Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (March 17, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.
Warm Springs Tribes suspend treasurer amid financial concerns (March 17, 2015)
Former treasurer-secretary Jake Suppah claims the tribe is about to run out of money for key programs and for per capita payments.
Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (March 17, 2015)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.
9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (March 17, 2015)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.
Basketball coach from Montana burns sweet grass before game (March 17, 2015)
Larry Krystkowiak grew up near the Blackfeet Nation and shares a part of that history with his players.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 17, 2015)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 but Congress has failed to update it.
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (March 17, 2015)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.
Native Sun News: Rapid City leader looks to address addictions (March 17, 2015)
One way 'we are all related' is the way addiction impacts individuals, families and communities no matter the color of our skin.
Ruth Hopkins: Tribes must exercise sovereignty over their data (March 17, 2015)
While we were watching Netflix, organizing ITunes playlists and downloading the latest apps, the NSA was hard at work building an elaborate infrastructure that allows it to intercept the vast majority of human communications.
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Top Stories1 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
2 Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
3 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
4 Fake news about name change for Washington NFL team goes viral in Indian Country
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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